ALBANY — Three more county residents died from Thursday to Friday bringing the total number to 44.
The latest fatalities to COVID-19 are a man in his 70s, a resident of Shaker Place, the county nursing home, and two females in their 80s said County Executive Dan McCoy at his daily briefing.
All but one of the 44 were over the age of 60 and all but one had underlying health issues.
As of Friday, there were 1,151 positive cases in Albany County, up 31 from Thursday. Albany County has conducted more tests, 10,688, than any other county in the Capital District and that is directly correlated to the number of positive cases.
Saratoga County has conducted 5,210 tests with 358 positive results, Schenectady County has conducted 4,369 tests with 514 positives, Rensselaer County has conducted 3,409 with 298 positive results and Columbia and Green counties have conducted 2,550 tests with 340 positive results.
On Friday, in Albany County, there were 1,041 people places under mandatory quarantine, up 97 from Thursday, and 14 under precautionary quarantine, down 8.
In the 50 days since the first reported case in Albany County, 2,348 people completed quarantine and 578 of those who tested positive have recovered.
There are 33 people hospitalized for a rate of 2.8 percent, down from 3 percent on Thursday. Eight people are in the ICU. More than 80 percent of the positive cases do not require hospitalization.
At Shaker Place, the number of positive cases remains at 46 with two who have recovered. Twenty-five employees of Shaker Place have also tested positive with seven who have recovered and returned to work.
Albany County is facing a $30 million shortfall due in large part to a decrease in sales tax revenue that came along when the state went on “pause” and closed down all non-essential businesses and greatly restricted the activities of restaurants. Statewide, counties outside of New York City are looking at a $2 billion shortfall, McCoy said.