CDC: Capital Region COVID transmission remains ‘high’
COVID cases remain high across the Capital Region.
All Capital Region counties have a high level of cases on the county-by-county-map from the CDC. That means the CDC recommends masks indoors in public. There’s also a strong push for people to get the COVID vaccine as well as booster shots and get tested if you have symptoms.
In Albany County, there were 132 new cases reported from Thursday into Friday. That brings the seven-day average down from 126 to 104.
County Executive Dan McCoy says because the state is shutting down its virtual call center, there will be a margin of error in the reporting of the cases.
If you test positive using a home testing kit, you’re encouraged to report that on the county’s website.