McCoy updates Albany County Covid-19 numbers

There are 38 new cases of the coronavirus in Albany County since Saturday.

There are now 302 active cases in the county, up from 290 yesterday.

Albany County has now reached 25,077 total positive cases to date.

There were 5 new hospitalizations overnight bringing the total to 16, with 3 patients remaining in the ICU.

As of yesterday, 67.3% of Albany County’s population has received at least the first dose, and 62.3% have been fully vaccinated.

Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of percent positive rates is 4.9%, and the Capital Region’s rate is 4.2%.

There are no new Covid-19 related deaths and the death toll stands at 388.

“The Delta variant is continuing to spread and cause an increase in our hospitalizations. The last time we came close to this number of people in the hospital was May 21st when we had 14 people hospitalized and five people in ICU’s,” said County Executive McCoy. “We need to stop the spread and that means we need to get more people vaccinated.”