ALBANY — There were 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the county from Tuesday to Wednesday, with 12 associated with UAlbany, bringing the total to 2,862 since the pandemic began.
According to County Executive Dan McCoy, there are 92 active cases with 2,770 who have tested positive and recovered.
Of the new cases, 13 had close contact with positive cases and there has not been a clear source of infection for three.
There were no new hospitalizations reported and the number stands at eight for a rate of .27 percent. There are no Albany County residents in the ICU and the death toll stands at 134.
The eight-county Capital District has an overall infection rate of .8 percent, according to the state COVID-19 dashboard. The lowest across the state is .2 percent in the North Country with the Mid-Hudson Valley having the highest infection rate in the state at 1.6 percent.
Stats for other counties in the Capital District as or Sept. 23, according to the state are:
- Schenectady County: Five new cases for a total of 1,388 and a 1.8 percent infection rate.
- Saratoga County: Eight new cases for a total of 1,014 and a 1.1 percent infection rate.
- Rensselaer County: One new case for a total of 902 and a 1.6 percent infection rate.
- Washington County: One new case for a total of 289 and a 1.2 percent infection rate.
- Warren County: Three new cases for a total of 366 and a 1.4 percent infection rate.
- Greene County: No new cases for a total of 321 and a 1.8 percent infection rate.
- Columbia County: Three new cases for a total of 585 and a 1.9 percent infection rate.