Editor’s note: This story misreported the percentages of cases of the county’s seven-day average. It has been updated to the correct information.
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has reported 265 new infections identified since Thursday, and 761 new infections since the last update on Tuesday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is down 218.5 from 220.7.
McCoy reported that there were six new COVID hospitalizations since Thursday and 24 new hospitalizations overall since Tuesday’s update. There are now 47 county residents currently hospitalized with the Coronavirus – a net decrease of five over the last three days. Of those hospital patients, there are now three currently in ICUs, up from the two last reported.
Unfortunately, there is one new COVID death to report since the last update – a woman in her 70s. The death toll for Albany County now stands at 557 since the outbreak began. Currently, there are now 46 county residents hospitalized with the Coronavirus – a net decrease of five over the last three days. Of those hospital patients, there are now two currently in ICUs, down from four.
Health officials said that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has now reached 71,072 to date. Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of COVID cases per 100,000 is now up to 53.1 (with an average percent positive rate of 13.7%), and the Capital Region’s average of cases per 100,000 is now up to 56.6 (with an average percent positive rate of 12.6%).
As of yesterday, 81.9% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine and 74.4% have now completed their original vaccination series. Among the eligible population, 74.2% have now received the booster shot. The latest data and trends can be found in the state vaccine tracker.
McCoy continues to encourage residents to submit the positive results of at-home COVID testing on the county website. They should utilize the online submission link, or visit the Albany County website.
Residents can still receive free Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (including booster shots) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., of each week at the Albany County Department of Health, 175 Green Street. Aside from Wednesdays, appointments are required and can be made at the Albany County website.
COVID-19 testing continues to be available throughout Albany County and the Capital Region. Help to find a testing site near where you can be found at the New York State webpage and the Albany County webpage.