Seven new COVID-related deaths in Albany County

Seven new COVID-related deaths in Albany County

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 16, 2021 07:19 PM
Created: January 16, 2021 08:19 AM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced Saturday an increase of 257 new positive coronavirus cases in the county overnight. The total of positive cases now 15,524.

Among those new cases, 39 had close contact with positive cases, 200 did not have a clear source if infection, one had traveled and 17 are healthcare workers or residents of congregate settings.

McCoy also confirmed 7 new COVID-related deaths in the county overnight, including a woman in her 70’s, two women and one man in their 80’s and a woman and man in their 90’s. The death toll for the county now stands at 272 since the outbreak began.

“It is devastating to report so many deaths on a single day and my deepest sympathies go out to all of the families. However, these latest victims of the virus did not die yesterday. There was a reporting delay of four deaths and we learned the other three people had passed away in mid-December. I am looking into why the December deaths were just reported and they all lived in congregate settings,” said County Executive McCoy.

Below is the schedule for Albany County’s COVID-19 mobile testing sites next week, a collaboration with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center. Testing is for those experiencing symptoms, essential workers and those returning to work by appointment only, after being screened over the phone. To be screened, please call (518) 465-4771.

Locations & Dates for the Week of January 18

The full updated schedule, along with other testing site options, can be found at the Albany County website here.

Wednesday, January 20: 9AM - 1PM

Whitney Young Administrative Building, 1601 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189

(Drive-up testing site. Large brick building across the parking lot from the Watervliet Whitney Young Health Center, across the street from McDonald's)

Friday, January 22: 9AM - 1PM

Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207

(All vehicles must access the TU Center parking garage along Market Street. Enter at Level 3 through the Market Street entrance booths)

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