ALBANY — The number of positive cases in Albany County more than doubled over the last two weeks, from 49 to 110.
Of the 22 new cases added from Thursday to Friday, four more were linked to a large Fourth of July party on Hudson Avenue, bringing the total to 33. Not all the people were at the party, said County Executive Dan McCoy during a briefing on Friday.
“It’s Doesn’t mean these people were at the party it means there were people at the party who contacted the virus and went and infected other people,” he said. “It demonstrates the domino effect of what can happen.”
As of Friday, there were 2,190 positive cases in Albany County with 844 residents under quarantine and 2,080 people who tested positive have recovered. There were six people in the hospital for a rate of .27 percent. The one person who was in the ICU has recovered enough to be transferred out.
Three people have died since June 24 — all at least 60 years old and all with underlying health issues — bringing the total number of fatalities to 124.