Capital region’s COVID-19 rates low, but on the rise – .

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Capital region’s COVID-19 rates low, but on the rise – .



ALBANY – The average 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate for the capital region remains low, but it is higher than the test positivity rate of any other part of the state, including New York, according to an update Governor Andrew’s Day Saturday. Mr. Cuomo.

Positive test results in the region have increased slightly over the past three days, according to statistics from the Department of Health. As of Thursday, the region had an average test positivity rate of 1.14%. The positivity rate rose to 1.28% on Thursday and 1.52% on Friday.

In New York City, the positivity rate was 1.24% on Friday, according to state data.
Governor’s update comes amid fears of the new Delta variant of the virus that has started to take hold in many parts of the United States

“As we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus across the state, our top priority is to continue to introduce the vaccine to every community here as soon as possible,” Cuomo said. “The vaccine remains our best weapon against this virus, and it is free, safe and effective. Our hard-earned progress depends on the state’s ability to get vaccinated, so if you haven’t received your vaccine yet, I urge you to make an appointment or just go to a vaccination site immediately. “

About 73 percent of New Yorkers over 18 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 55 percent of all New Yorkers have completed the streak.

In Albany, seven new positive cases have been identified since Friday, according to an update from County County Executive McCoy on Saturday morning. Albany County’s most recent seven-day positive rate percentage average is now 1.4%, he said.

Of the new cases of COVID-19 identified in the county, six have been in close contact with positive cases and one did not have a clear source of infection at this time. There are now 50 active cases in the county, up from 47 on Friday. The number of people in compulsory quarantine has now been reduced from 66 to 69.

The Albany County executive reported that there were no new hospitalizations and that a county resident is hospitalized. There are still no patients currently in intensive care. There are no new COVID-related deaths to report, and the death toll in Albany County remains at 387 since the outbreak began.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Albany County is now 24,488 to date.

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