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1 death, 471 new cases in Albany County COVID update, December 29

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ALBANY, N.Y. (News10) — Albany County has documented a person new COVID-19 death considering the fact that Tuesday — a woman in her 60s. The demise toll for the county is now 470 since the pandemic started.

There are 471 new optimistic circumstances and 336 recoveries since Tuesday. The 7-working day day by day normal for the county is now 285.4. The full selection of lively situations is 1,122.

“Not only is today’s 471 new COVID bacterial infections the maximum one-day enhance at any time described since the pandemic started off, but it also far exceeds Albany County’s previous record of 351 we reported on January 12. Although concerning, it’s however unclear what variety of influence this will have on our hospitals and for now, COVID hospitalizations appear fairly stable, while there is a lag in time immediately after a spike in bacterial infections,” mentioned County Executive Dan McCoy.

McCoy documented that there had been 8 new hospitalizations given that Tuesday and 58 county people are presently hospitalized with the virus. Seven patients are in ICU’s.

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As of Tuesday, 78.8% of all Albany County residents have acquired at the very least the 1st dose of the vaccine, and 71.5% have been thoroughly vaccinated. The 1st dose vaccination charge for the county’s 18 and up populace is 87.8%.

“We know vaccinations and boosters are accomplishing their jobs in preventing quite a few major sicknesses and hospitalizations triggered by the virus, and the preliminary evidence is showing that the Omicron variant is comparatively much less hazardous than Delta. With that currently being explained, we simply cannot forecast the upcoming and we nevertheless want absolutely everyone to continue being vigilant. Please keep on to do your component by having vaccinated, getting the booster shot, donning masks indoors, and receiving analyzed and staying residence if you’re sensation ill,” claimed McCoy.

People can get cost-free Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines (like booster photographs) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., each individual 7 days at the Albany County Division of Wellbeing, 175 Inexperienced Street. Apart from Wednesdays, appointments are required and can be produced on the Albany County website.



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