ALBANY — Forty-four more county residents tested positive for COVID from Thursday to Friday, according to County Executive Dan McCoy, bringing the total number to 3,789 since the pandemic began.
The number of people under mandatory quarantine decreased to 1,215 from 1,243 while the five-day average jumped to 34.4 from 29.2.
There are 224 active cases in Albany County.
Of the 17,344 people who completed quarantine, 3,565 tested positive and recovered.
There were two new hospitalizations but the total number of residents hospitalized decreased by one to 28 for a rate of .73 percent, down from .77 percent. There are two people in the ICU.
The death toll stands at 142.
“Albany County’s percent positive rate hit over 3.6 percent on Nov. 3,” McCoy said. “While this may just be an outlier, we’ve also seen our own daily positives steadily rise over the last week, our hospitalization rate is still too high and the U.S. continues to break records for new daily positive cases.”
The eight-county Capital Region had a positivity rate of 1.3 percent, according to the state COVID dashboard. The lowest in the state as of Friday was the Mohawk Valley with a rate of .8 and the highest was Western New York with a rate of 3.3 percent.