WATCH: County Exec. McCoy holds daily briefing, 2 new deaths reported

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County Executive Dan McCoy held a press briefing on the increase in COVID-19 cases. He also provided an update on vaccinations at Shaker Place. He said that Monday they administered the first round of vaccines to residents at Shaker Place.

Albany County reported two new deaths overnight, bringing the total this week alone to 11. The deaths were a man and a woman in their 80s. There have been 194 deaths recorded since the pandemic began.

The New York COVID Dashboard shows a 7.4% rolling infection rate for the county.

There are now 1,605 active cases in the county, up slightly from 1,604 on Sunday. There were 221 new positive cases reported Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 9,284 to date.

Among the new positive cases, 28 had close contact with positive cases, 188 did not have a clear source of infection at this time, and five are healthcare workers or residents of congregate settings.

There were 14 new hospitalizations reported overnight, and there are 113 county residents currently hospitalized from the virus.

Mobile testing sites this week

Wednesday, December 23: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Whitney Young Administrative Building, 1601 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189

(Drive-up testing site. Large brick building across the parking lot from the Watervliet Whitney Young Health Center, across the street from McDonald’s)

Thursday, December 24: 9AM – 12PM

Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207

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