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Albany county reports 1 new death, uptick in cases

WNYT Staff
Created: August 12, 2020 12:59 PM

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gave an update on the number of coronavirus cases in the county Wednesday, and there was an uptick.

It has been five months since Albany County reported its first coronavirus cases, and County Executive McCoy said it has been a long five months.

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The county reported another death connected to the virus Wednesday. McCoy said a man in his 90s, who was a resident of a private nursing home, died.

The county also reported 21 new cases of the virus. Seven of the cases are from health care workers or residents of congregate settings. The county said it is closely monitoring nursing home cases.

Nine of the cases are from close contact with other positive cases, and two are from out-of-state travel. Three of the cases didn’t have a clear source of infection.

McCoy also had a business owner at his press briefing. He said he’s been getting dozens of calls from small business owners about what resources are available to them to help keep them running.

Infinite Care is a daycare located on Quail Street. The owner, Demetris Fullard, said she only has 15 children enrolled right now, but can hold 67.  She said she’s been able to keep her full staff due to grant funding and applying for the PPE loan.

To hear more about Fullard’s experience and the briefing, click on Emily De Vito’s report.


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