ALBANY — While there were no fatalities recorded from Thursday to Friday, the county’s death toll jumped by three due to three people who died earlier this month at private nursing homes.
A man in his 60s and two women in their 80s with multiple underlying health conditions push the number of fatalities to 76. It is not clear what nursing homes the three people lived in before they died.
All but two of the 76 fatalities were older than 60 and all but one had underlying health issues.
As of Friday, there were 1,619 positive cases reported with 907 under mandatory quarantine. There are 1,064 people who tested positive and recovered, said County Executive Dan McCoy during his daily briefing.
Earlier this week the eight-county Capital District entered Phase I of reopening with Phase II slated for June 3 provided the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths are within the seven metrics laid out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
With the holiday weekend upon us and nice weather on the horizon, McCoy implored people to take the necessary precautions.
“The nice weather is here and we want you to get out and enjoy the weather but there is still no more than 10 people to a group and you should all have a mask on,” McCoy said. “You set the tone on whether or not we get to Phase II.”