Albany County confirms one new COVID-19 death; positivity rate of 13.7% – troy record
Albany County confirms one new COVID-19 death;  positivity rate of 13.7% – troy record

Albany County confirms one new COVID-19 death; positivity rate of 13.7% – troy record

ALBANY, NY – Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy confirmed the COVID-19-related death of a woman in her 70s. That brings the county’s death toll to 557 since the outbreak began.

There have been six new COVID-19 admissions since Thursday and 24 new admissions since Tuesday. Currently, a total of 47 county residents are hospitalized with the virus. Of these hospital patients, there are currently three in intensive care units.

McCoy announced 265 new infections identified since Thursday and 761 new infections since Tuesday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is down to 218.5 from 220.7.

Albany County’s latest seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is up to 53.1 (with an average percentage positive rate of 13.7%), and the capital region’s average of cases per. 100,000 is up to 56.6 (with an average percentage positive percentage) rate of 12.6 percent.

Due to the state of New York closing its virtual call center, there will be an unknown margin of error in the reporting of the county’s COVID-19 case data, as there may be discrepancies between residence and duplicate counting of cases. The issue of data accuracy is exacerbated by the lack of reporting of test results at home, which has been a recurring issue since the inception of Omicron.

McCoy continues 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 the Albany County website.

In addition, McCoy noted that as of Thursday, 81.9% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 74.4% have completed their original vaccination series. Among the eligible population, 74.2% received at least one booster shot.

Residents can receive free Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (including booster shots) Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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-19 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 date of inoculation.

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’s website at the link or call the state’s 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.

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