Delayed reporting causes spike in positives in Feb. 6 Albany County COVID update

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy provided the latest update on the county’s progress in vaccinating and controlling the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday. As of Saturday, 80.6% of all Albany County residents received at least the first dose of the vaccine and 73.2% are now fully vaccinated.

The first-dose vaccination rate for the county’s population 18 and older is now at 89.1%. More information about vaccination rates in the state can be found on the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker online.

County Executive McCoy announced that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Albany County is now 60,583 as of today, with 387 new positive cases identified since Saturday’s report. The county’s seven-day average of daily new positive cases is now 207. Please note that our overall case count will fluctuate as CommCare records transfer in and out of the county.

Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of cases per 100,000 population is now down to 44.8 (with an average percentage positive rate of 7.2%) and the region’s average of cases in capital per 100,000 fell to 53.5 (with an average positive percentage rate of 7.8%). The latest data can be found on the status tracker here.

County Executive McCoy reported there have been two new hospitalizations since Saturday, and there are now 64 county residents currently hospitalized with the coronavirus. Ten of those hospitalized patients are currently in intensive care, unchanged from Saturday. Unfortunately, there is one new COVID death to report – a woman in her 60s. The death toll in Albany County stands at 519 since the outbreak began.

“While we have a significant increase in the number of new positive cases today, a large number of them were from late reporting by a single testing facility,” County Executive McCoy said. “Our new night hospitalizations are down, which is a good sign. However, we have lost another Albany County resident to the virus and my thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.

Local residents can register for the vaccination clinic at Edmund O’Neal Middle School, 50 Lark St Albany, NY 12210, on February 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the link here, although the registration is not compulsory.

McCoy County Executive continues to encourage residents to submit positive COVID home test results on the county’s website, and they should use the online submission link here, or visit the county’s website. Albany here.

Residents can receive free Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (including boosters) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., each week at the Albany County Health Department, 175 Green Street. Apart from Wednesdays, appointments are now mandatory, which can be made on the link here. Anyone eligible to receive a booster dose of the COVID vaccine and wishing to receive one from the Albany County Health Department will need to provide their vaccination card or the Excelsior Pass Plus in order to see the type of formula, the number of batch and date of inoculation. .

Albany County continues to provide vaccines to housebound residents, which includes the elderly, people with disabilities, those without child care, and those with other accessibility issues. . Anyone wishing to make an appointment for a vaccination appointment should call (518) 447-7198.

Residents who wish to be vaccinated at a state-operated facility should use the state’s website at the link here or call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-833-697- 4829. For general information about the vaccine, residents can also call the United Way of the Greater Capital Area 2-1-1 hotline or text their zip code to 898-211 or call the County Health Department. ‘Albany at (518) 447-4580.

COVID-19 testing continues to be available throughout Albany County and the Capital Region. You can find help finding a testing site near you on the New York State website here and on the Albany County website here.

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