Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy updates the Capital Region on the Covid-19 response

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy updates the Capital Region on the Covid-19 response

WNYT Staff
Created: May 02, 2021 09:24 AM

There are 20 new cases of the coronavirus in Albany County since Saturday. 

The five-day average for new daily positives decreased to 29.2 from 31.2.

Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of percent positive rates is now down to 1.6%, and the Capital Region’s is at 1.5%

There are 282 active cases in the county, down from 283 yesterday.

There are also three new hospitalizations with six patients in the ICU. A total of  county residents are currently in the hospital for COVID-19.

County Executive Dan McCoy says three of the local patients are under 25 years old.

There are no new deaths in the county.   

“I’m pleased to report another stable day of numbers with fewer positive cases. But we are heading into the graduation and prom season which means we need to continue encouraging everyone to get their vaccine shot,” said County Executive McCoy. “Our guidelines are broadening and other states surrounding us are lifting theirs as well. I ask you to continue to follow CDC recommendations so that everyone remains safe.”


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