ALBANY — A man in his 40s with multiple underlying health issues died of COVID-19 from Wednesday, to Thursday, said County Executive Dan McCoy.
It brings the total number of Albany County residents who died of COVID to 132 and represents one of the youngest people to die from the virus. The vast majority of fatalities are those older than 70 also with underlying health conditions. In May, a 20-year-old Albany County man with multiple underlying health conditions died of COVID.
As of Thursday, there were 2,489 positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County, an increase of 15. From Tuesday to Wednesday there was an increase of 16, which followed zero new cases on Monday, the first time since June 23 there were no new reported cases in the county.
There were 509 people under mandatory quarantine as of Thursday, with 2,453 who have tested positive and recovered since the pandemic began in mid-March.