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McCoy: 3 previous virus deaths at private nursing home went unreported to Albany County

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 22, 2020 12:46 PM
Created: May 22, 2020 11:18 AM

Three previous coronavirus-related deaths that went unreported to the Albany County Department of Health have been added to the county’s death toll.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says that the three deaths occurred at a private nursing home and were reported to the state. However, the deaths were not reported to the Albany County Department of Health until Thursday.

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County Executive McCoy says the deaths happened in early May. He says 76-year-old person, a person in their 60s, and a person in their 80s passed away.

The official death toll in the county now stands at 76.

There are now 1,619 positive confirmed cases. That’s up 41 cases from Thursday.

There are currently 907 people under mandatory quarantine, and three people under precautionary quarantine.

The county says there are currently 27 people being hospitalized, and one of those people is in the ICU.

McCoy says that 4,101 people have completed quarantine. Of that number, 1,064 people have tested positive and recovered.


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