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Albany County breaks another record for new COVID-19 cases

Jan 10, 2022 6:33 am

The Troy Record reports that on Jan. 9 Albany County announced another record number of new COVID-19 cases, similar to what is going on throughout the Hudson Valley. Officials in Albany County reported 1,448 new cases on Jan. 9. Albany County’s most recent seven-day average of cases per 100,000 is up to 211.8 and the Capital Region’s average of cases per 100,000 is now up to 219.9, with 6,644 active cases right now in Albany County. There were 19 new hospitalizations for coronavirus in Albany County announced Jan. 9 and 116 county residents currently hospitalized with the COVID-19. And 14 of those in the hospital are in ICU’s. “We knew we would see increased positive cases after holiday gatherings and that is what is happening now with another record high today of over 1,400 new cases,” Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said on Jan. 9. “I hope that people have listened to what we have said about getting vaccinated and getting tested if they show signs or symptoms of the virus. There are many places to get a vaccination and local mass testing sites at Crossgates Mall and SUNY Albany to be tested. Please do the right thing to stop the spread and protect yourself, your loved ones and our community.” Only 72 percent of Albany County residents have been fully vaccinated. Read more about this story in the Troy Record.

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