ALBANY, NY – Albany County officials confirmed two new deaths attributed to COVID-19. A man in his 60s and a woman over 100 were among the two dead. The confirmed death toll for Albany County stands at 555 since the eruption began.
“Every death is a tragedy, and my condolences go out to the families who lost their loved ones to COVID complications over the last few days. Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, mainly driven by the highly contagious variants, and it “I’m still a threat.”
“Given the extent of societal proliferation that we are dealing with, the best weapon we have in our arsenal is the vaccine and the booster shot. We continue to offer COVID vaccinations in the county health department with access to access, and delivery services are offered “In addition, wearing masks indoors provides an extra layer of protection for those who need it, especially for those with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions, and people should continue to be tested when they experience symptoms,” he added. McCoy.
On Friday, the county confirmed 242 new infections and 776 new infections since Tuesday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is up 219.2 from 217.7.
Albany County’s latest seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is 52.5 (with an average percentage positive rate of 13.8%), and the capital region’s average of cases per. 100,000 is 55.2 (with an average positive percentage of 12.3%).
McCoy seven new COVID-19 admissions since Thursday and 15 new admissions since Tuesday. Currently, there are 46 county residents hospitalized with coronavirus. Of these hospital patients, there are currently two in intensive care units.
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.
In addition, McCoy provided the latest update on county progress with vaccinations and control of the spread of Coronavirus. As of yesterday, 81.8% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 74.3% have now completed their original vaccination series. Among the eligible population, 73.2% received the booster shot.
McCoy went on to urge residents to submit the positive results of COVID-19 tests at home on the county’s website, and they should use the link for online submission. or visit the Albany County 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-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 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.