ALBANY — Two county residents, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s with underlying conditions, died of COVID-19 from Sunday to Monday bringing the total death toll to 138.
As of Monday, the total number of cases in Albany County increased by seven to 3,310. The number of people under mandatory quarantine dropped by 10 to 1,063 and the five-day average dropped to 16.6 from 19.6, said County Executive Dan McCoy.
Of the 14,641 who have completed quarantine, 3,209 have tested positive and recovered.
The number of county residents currently hospitalized due to the virus decreased from 12 to 10 for a rate of 0.30 percent.
Albany County, like other parts of the country, has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases recently and from Oct. 1 there have been 346 new cases, which is on par with numbers seen in April at the pandemic’s peak.