Albany County COVID update, May 21

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — There have been 24,223 confirmed cases of COVID among Albany County residents since the outbreak began, with 27 new positives and 19 recoveries reported since Thursday’s update.

With one new COVID death reported by County Executive Daniel McCoy—a woman in her 70s—the county death toll is now 379.

The five-day average for new daily positives is 16.2, and there are 103 current active cases. In Albany County, the seven-day average of percent positive is 0.9%, and the Capital Region’s is 1.1%.

Officials say that 59.8% of Albany County received at least one vaccination dose as of Thursday, with 51.8% considered fully vaccinated. Statewide, the first dose vaccination rate is 51% and the full vaccination rate is 42.9%.

Among new cases, two live or work in a health care or congregate setting, seven had close contact with other positives, and 18 had no clear source of infection. Mandatory quarantines increased to 312. Of the 79,022 to have completed quarantine so far, 24,120 tested positive and recovered.

With three new hospitalizations overnight, there are 14 county residents currently hospitalized from the virus. Five are in the ICU.

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