ALBANY — County Executive Dan McCoy said he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies meaning he was infected with virus but has recovered.
His best guess is that he contracted the virus in December of January “before we even knew about it.”
“I was travelling with the County Executives of America and with the military all through Texas and I got it somewhere in that timeframe,” he said on Monday.
He said he was “very sick” but it doesn’t mean “I can’t get it again.” He said he was showing signs of the illness in December.
“It was scary because I didn’t know what I was dealing with at the time,” he said. “I still wear a mask and I still cough into my arm because it doesn’t mean I can’t get it again.”
He said he is routinely tested for the virus and so far they have all come back negative. In May, two months after the pandemic became widespread, he got tested for antibodies and they came back positive.
It is not clear why he did not disclose the fact he had the virus sooner.