Updated: June 02, 2020 01:26 PM
Created: June 02, 2020 11:12 AM
There are now 1,747 confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Albany County.
That is up 10 from Monday.
Albany County Executive McCoy says there are 769 people in mandatory quarantine, and six people under precautionary quarantine.
There are currently 21 people being hospitalized. That is down four people from Monday. One person is in the ICU. The hospitalization rate stands at 1.2 percent.
In terms of starting Phase II of reopening, County Executive McCoy says he hopes to get the green light from Governor Cuomo later Tuesday. County executive McCoy says that retail stores at Colonie Center and Crossgates Mall with separate outside entrances will be able to reopen in Phase II.
Tuesday’s briefing comes on the heels of another night of violence in the city of Albany. Both County Executive McCoy and Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Whalen spoke about the topic.
Dr. Whalen spoke about a second public health threat to the community.
“I feel today it is important for me to address another public health threat. A public health threat that we’ve worked within the county to address for as long as I’ve been working and long before that. And that public health threat is racism, and racism is real,” Dr. Whalen explained.
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