ALBANY, NY – Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths to report since the last update, even though for one person it was a delayed report, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in 80s, and a man in the 90s. The death toll for Albany County stands at 547 since the eruption began.
McCoy announced that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has reached 65,315 to date, with 175 new infections identified since Thursday and 510 new infections since the last update on Tuesday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is up 134 from 119.1.
Albany County’s latest seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is up to 33.1 (with an average percentage positive rate of 10.6%), and the capital region’s average of cases per. 100,000 is now up to 31.8 (with an average percentage). positive rate of 9.4 per cent.
There have been four new COVID-19 admissions since Thursday and 13 new admissions since Tuesday. There are currently a total of 24 county residents hospitalized with the virus. Of these hospital patients, one is currently in an intensive care unit.
As of Thursday, 81.6% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 74.4% are fully vaccinated. Among the eligible population, 69.2% received the booster shot.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost their loved ones to COVID complications. This virus continues to spread at a rapid rate, although the number of individuals in our hospitals remains relatively low and stable so far. I am glad to see the percentage of people getting their booster shots grow fast, which was down to 64.3% just three weeks ago, ”McCoy said.
“I continue to urge people to be vaccinated and boosted if they have not been vaccinated yet, and to take extra precautions if you are elderly or have underlying health problems and a weakened immune system that could create a greater danger if you get COVID-19, “McCoy added.
McCoy went on to encourage residents to submit the positive results of COVID-19 tests at home on the county’s website, and they should use the online submission link or visit Albany County’s website.
Residents can receive free Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (including booster shots) Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. 9-15 weekly at the Albany County Department of Health, 175 Green Street. Apart from Wednesdays, appointments are required and can be made at the link here. Anyone who is eligible to receive a COVID vaccine booster dose and would like to receive one from the Albany County Department of Health must present their vaccination card or Excelsior Pass Plus to see the formula type, lot number, and inoculation date.
Albany County continues to provide vaccines to resident residents, which include seniors, people with disabilities, those lacking child care, and those with other accessibility issues. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment for a vaccination appointment should call (518) 447-7198.
Residents who want a shot from a state-run facility should use the state website or call the state vaccine hotline at 1-833-697-4829. For general information about the vaccine, residents can also call the United Way of the Greater Capital Regions 2-1-1 hotline or text their zip code to 898-211 or call the Albany County Department of Health at (518) 447-4580.
COVID-19 testing remains available throughout Albany County and the metropolitan area. Help finding a test site near you can be found on the New York State website and the Albany County website.