3 more COVID deaths reported in Albany County

Three more people have died of COVID in Albany County. That’s according to a statement Thursday morning from County Executive Dan McCoy.

There were 202 positive cases reported in the county on Wednesday. McCoy says it’s the second day in a row that new daily COVID infections have topped 200 in Albany County.

The county’s seven-day average of positive cases is 6.2%, while the Capital Region’s average rate is 7.9%.

“With news that the first Omicron variant has been identified in California, it’s even more important now that everyone get vaccinated if they haven’t already and to get the booster dose if they have,” McCoy said.

More than 75% of Albany County residents have received at least on dose of a COVID vaccine. More than two-thirds of county residents are fully vaccinated.