County Executive McCoy Provides Update on Albany County's COVID-19 Response | News List - Albany County

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Post Date: 04/05/2022 10:12 am Albany County Executive Daniel P.
5% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine and 74.
County Executive McCoy announced that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has now reached 63,443 to date, with 52 new infections identified since yesterday and 193 new infections since the last update on Friday.
Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of COVID cases per 100,000 is now up to 13.
There are no new COVID deaths to report since the last update, and the death toll for Albany County still stands at 538 since the outbreak began.

County Executive McCoy Provides Update on Albany County's COVID-19 Response | News List - Albany County

Post Date: 04/05/2022 10:12 am Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today provided the latest update on the county’s progress on vaccinations and controlling the spread of the Coronavirus. As of yesterday, 81.5% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine and 74.3% are now fully vaccinated. Among the eligible population, 65.0% have now received the booster shot. More information on vaccination rates around the state can be found at the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker at the link here. County Executive McCoy announced that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has now reached 63,443 to date, with 52 new infections identified since yesterday and 193 new infections since the last update on Friday. The county’s seven-day average of new daily positive cases is now up to 58.1 from 56.1. Please note that our overall case count will fluctuate as CommCare records are transferred in and out of the county. Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of COVID cases per 100,000 is now up to 13.3 (with an average percent positive rate of 4.5%), and the Capital Region’s average of cases per 100,000 is up to 14.1 (with an average percent positive rate of 3.9%). The latest data and trends can be found at the state tracker here. County Executive McCoy reported that there were two new COVID hospitalizations since yesterday and five new hospitalizations overall since Friday. There are now 13 county residents currently hospitalized with the Coronavirus – unchanged since the last update. Of those hospital patients, there is still one currently in the ICU. There are no new COVID deaths to report since the last update, and the death toll for Albany County still stands at 538 since the outbreak began. “Albany County’s average percent positive rate has now been trending upward for just short of three weeks now. And while the highly contagious Omicron subvariant continues to drive up infection rates here and across New York, now is not the time to panic. Now is the time to get vaccinated, to get your children vaccinated, to get your booster shot and to encourage others to do the same,” said County Executive McCoy. “The vaccine is the best way to prevent serious illnesses and tragedies, especially for those with underlying health conditions and weakened immune systems. It’s important that we continue to move forward with a level of peace of mind, but also that we stay vigilant, which is why the county continues to distribute at-home COVID test kits throughout the community to ensure people can get tested if they’re feeling sick,” he continued. County Executive McCoy continues to encourage residents to submit the positive results of at-home COVID testing on the county website, and they should utilize the online submission link here, or visit the Albany County website here. Residents can receive free Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (including booster shots) Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm, each week at the Albany County Department of Health, 175 Green Street. Aside from Wednesdays, appointments are required and can be made at the link here. Anyone eligible to receive a COVID vaccine booster dose and would like to receive one from the Albany County Department of Health will be required to provide their vaccination card or the Excelsior Pass Plus in order to view the formula type, lot number and date of the inoculation. Albany County continues to deliver vaccines to homebound residents, which includes seniors, disabled individuals, those lacking childcare and those with other accessibility issues. Anyone who would like to schedule a time for a vaccine appointment should call (518) 447-7198. Residents who want a shot from a state-run facility should use the state's website at the link here or call the state vaccine hotline at 1-833-697-4829. For general information on the vaccine, residents can also dial the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s 2-1-1 hotline or text their zip code to 898-211 or call the Albany County Department of Health at (518) 447-4580. COVID-19 testing continues to be available throughout Albany County and the Capital Region. Help finding a testing site near you can be found at the New York State website here and the Albany County website here.
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