Albany County officials stress virus remains a threat

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 28, 2020 07:35 PM
Created: July 28, 2020 01:14 PM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and County Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen are warning stay the course and don't let your guard down.

Their basic message on Tuesday was that people need treat coronavirus for what it is - a very difficult and mysterious illness that remains unpredictable and continues to be very much a threat to all of us.

McCoy says another 12 people have tested positive for the virus, with 82 active cases in the county.

A previously announced case has been linked to a Fourth of July weekend party on Hudson Avenue, bringing the total from that party to 40.

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, the daycare program at Albany Med is suspended until August 7, after seven out of 62 children who were staying there tested positive for coronavirus.

So far, NewsChannel 13 is told most of the cases are asymptomatic, and no one has needed hospitalization.

We're also told daycare staff have followed CDC guidelines, including wearing masks.

Dr. Whalen says Albany Med has been nothing but cooperative, and she does not anticipate any new cases there.

Hear more her thoughts by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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