Albany County notes cases uptick; unveils program to vaccinate college kids

WNYT Staff
Created: April 05, 2021 01:38 PM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says there has been an uptick in coronavirus cases lately.

There were 71 new positive cases reported on Monday and 61 new cases reported on Sunday.

There are three new hospitalizations and 24 total county residents in the hospital. 

The seven-day average in the county is 2.2%, with the Capital Region average just a bit above at 2.3%. 

Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen reported 1,600 vaccine doses came in for a new program dedicated to vaccinating local college students. Details on the college program will be out later this week.

Dr. Whalen says for 16 to 18-year-olds, there are no Pfizer vaccines being given out in Albany County this week. However, she says to check with state run facilities.

Remember, 16 and 17-year-olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, and they will need their parents' permission.

MORE INFORMATION: New York State Coronavirus Dashboard (for a breakdown of coronavirus in each county.) | Vaccine Tracker

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