Albany County COVID update, May 28

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — According to public health officials, there have been 24,314 confirmed cases of COVID among Albany County residents since the outbreak began. Since Thursday, nine new cases were diagnosed, and nine infected individuals were cleared as recovered.

“Our numbers continue to move in the right direction and we are in a much better place than we were a year ago,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy.

There are 101 active cases in the county, and the five-day average for new daily positives is 12.6. Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of percent positive is 1.2%, compared to the Capital Region’s 1.1%.

As of Thursday, 61.3% of Albany County received at least their first dose, with 53.6% considered fully vaccinated. The first dose rate for residents 18 and up is 72.2%. Statewide, the first dose vaccination rate is 52.8% and the full vaccination rate is 44.8%.

Among new cases, one reported traveling out of state, four had close contact with other positives, and four had no clear source of infection. Mandatory quarantines dropped to 267. Of the 79,399 to have completed quarantine so far, So far 24,213 tested positive and recovered.

McCoy reported two new hospitalizations overnight, for a total of 10 county residents hospitalized from the virus. Of those, three are in the ICU. With no new deaths to report, the county death toll is 380.

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