4 new COVID-19 deaths, 500 new infections reported in Albany County
4 new COVID-19 deaths, 500 new infections reported in Albany County

4 new COVID-19 deaths, 500 new infections reported in Albany County

ALBANY – Albany County said four new coronavirus deaths and more than 500 new cases have been reported since Tuesday.

The information was revealed as the number of COVID-19 cases in the Capital Region continues to increase. Local numbers are still lagging behind central New York, which sees an increase in casesbut cases in the counties around Albany have been rising for weeks.

“This virus continues to spread at a rapid rate, although the number of individuals in our hospitals remains relatively low and stable for now,” Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said in a prepared statement accompanying the new data. “I’m happy to see the percentage of people getting their booster shots grow fast, which was down to 64.3 percent just three weeks ago.”

County officials said three people have been killed since Tuesday. One of the deaths revealed on Friday, county officials said, was only recently reported to the county. It is unclear when the person died.

Among the dead were a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 80s and a man in her 90s.


The death toll in Albany County now stands at 547 since the outbreak began, and the total number of cases stands at 65,315 to date.

Since Thursday, 175 new infections have been reported, with a total of 510 new infections found since Tuesday.

McCoy reported 13 new admissions since Tuesday. Currently, 24 residents are hospitalized – a decrease of six since the last update.

The number of residents in the intensive care unit has also fallen from three people to one.

The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases has risen from 134 to 119.1.

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