ALBANY — As test results continue to come in, the number of positive cases in the county continues to increase. On Thursday, there were 94 more residents who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,120.
Also, there were two more fatalities — a man and a woman in their 80s with underlying health issues — from Wednesday to Thursday bringing the total number to 41.
All but one of the 41 were older than 60 years old and all but one had underlying health issues.
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Meanwhile, the number of residents under mandatory quarantine is up 54 to 970 and there are 22 under precautionary quarantine, down two from Wednesday.
There are 34 residents hospitalized for an overall rate of 3 percent.
There remains 46 residents of Shaker Place, the county’s nursing home, who have the virus and there are 23 employees who tested positive with four who have recovered.
Statewide the new COVID-19 cases on Thursday was 933 with 306 deaths from Wednesday to Thursday. New York state has conducted more than 900,000 tests with 28,155 positive cases. There have been 18,321 fatalities with 306 reported on Thursday.
Albany County has conducted 10,301 tests while Schenectady has tested 4,200 with 501 positive, Saratoga County has conducted tests 5,000 with 354 positive and Rensselaer County has conducted 3,300 with 287 positive.