McCoy: Albany County COVID numbers ‘concerning’

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy is calling it "one of the most concerning updates I’ve provided in a long time."

The county has 52 residents currently hospitalized with COVID, the most since February.

McCoy says 265 new infections were reported from Thursday into Friday, with more than 700 new infections since Tuesday.

Sadly, a woman in her 60s has died, bringing the COVID death toll to 552 people since the start of the pandemic.

McCoy says as of Thursday, 81.8% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine and 74.3% have completed their original vaccination series. In addition, 72.2% have the booster.

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