Albany County reports second coronavirus-related death

WNYT Staff
Updated: April 01, 2020 12:50 PM
Created: April 01, 2020 11:12 AM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy reported a second coronavirus-related death at a press briefing on Wednesday.

County Executive McCoy said a woman in her 60s passed away due to the virus. The woman had multiple underlying health issues. 


“People need to wake up and realize this is serious,” said McCoy.

There are now 228 positive coronavirus cases in Albany County. McCoy said 439 people are under mandatory quarantine and 241 people are under precautionary quarantine.

McCoy said 22 people have been hospitalized and 12 people are in the ICU.

He added that Albany County DPW employees have set up various electronic signs on bike trails and at busy spots like Fuller Road. The signs urge residents to stay home and stay safe.   

The Albany Mental Health Support Line is available for people who need it. The number is (518) 269-6634, and it will be in operation seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For anyone experiencing a psychiatric emergency, the Albany County Mobile Crisis Team can be reached at (518) 549–6500.

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