Albany County confirms two new COVID-19-attributed deaths – troyrecord
Albany County confirms two new COVID-19-attributed deaths – troyrecord

Albany County confirms two new COVID-19-attributed deaths – troyrecord

ALBANY, NY – Albany County Executive McCoy on Tuesday confirmed two new COVID-19-attributed deaths. A woman and a man in their 70s were among the victims, which has raised the death toll in the county to 543 since the outbreak began.

The county administrative board also announced 84 new infections identified since Monday and 428 new infections since the last update on Friday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is up 119.1 from 105.1.

Albany County’s latest seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is up to 28.3 (with an average percentage positive rate of 9.1%), and the capital region’s average of cases per. 100,000 is up to 29.5 (with an average percentage positive percentage) rate of 8.3 percent.

McCoy also confirmed that there were five new COVID-19 admissions since Monday and 18 new admissions since Friday. There are now 30 county residents in the hospital with the virus, a net increase in one since last update. Of these hospital patients, there are still three in intensive care units.

“It’s sad to have to report two more residents who lost their lives to COVID complications. As we continue to see more deaths and rising infection rates here and across the state, we’re reminded that COVID is not done with “We continue to urge everyone strongly to get vaccinated if they have not already been vaccinated, and to get their booster shots if they have done so,” said County Director McCoy. “Albany County makes it so easy as possible to get the vaccine, with daily walk-ins available in our health department and delivery to those who need it. “

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.

The county administrative board also provided the latest update on the county’s progress with vaccinations and control of the spread of Coronavirus. As of Monday, 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, 68.5% have received the booster shot.

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’s website at the link here 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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