Albany County coronavirus update

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy announced Friday that there have been 3,151 confirmed coronavirus cases in Albany County since the outbreak began. Since Thursday, 26 new positive have been identified.

There are 128 active cases in the county, with three more reported since Thursday. The five-day average for new daily positives went up from 18.4 to 20.2 in the same time period.

Among the new positives, 13 were in close contact with positive cases, three reported out-of-state travel, two live or work in a health care setting, and eight had no clear source of transmission. Eight of Friday’s new positives are associated with the University at Albany.

In total, 3,023 County residents have tested positive, gone through quarantine, and gotten cleared as recovered. Currently, 997 individuals in the county are under mandatory quarantine. So far, 13,419 total have completed quarantine.

Two individuals were hospitalized overnight due to the virus, bringing the number of county residents currently in the hospital from seven to eight. The hospitalization rate grew from .22% to .25%.

Two patients remain in intensive care, and the county death toll remains 135.

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