ALBANY — There were 27 new cases of COVID-19 from Monday to Tuesday bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 2,125.
Of the 27, five of the new cases were health care workers who are getting tested once a week, four were from people travelling from high risk states and nine were found through contact tracing. There are six people who tested positive and officials could not find out where they contracted the virus. Details on the other three cases are not known.
Last week, there was a spike in Albany County due largely to 22 cases tied to a Fourth of July party on Hudson Avenue in Albany.
“I was hoping that was a fluke,” McCoy said.
There are 77 active cases in Albany County, he said, with three people hospitalized for a rate of .14 percent. As of Tuesday, 2,048 people who tested positive have recovered. There has been one fatality since June 24 for a total of 122.
“We are seeing the number of cases go up but we are not seeing the hospitalization or the ICU numbers go up,” McCoy said. “It seems like COVID-19 is morphing and effecting people different things and effecting people differently but we can’t explain it.”