ALBANY — The county broke the 200 new case threshold from Monday to Tuesday but it also broke a record for new recoveries with 255.
According to County Executive Dan McCoy, the total number of cases to date climbed to 6,932 on Tuesday, an increase of 205 since Monday, a new one-day record, shattering the old record of 185 from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4.
But, because the status of hospital bed capacity, ICU capacity and hospital staff there are not any areas of the eight-county Capital District region looking at becoming a microcluster zone in the immediate future.
“Even though we are at the highest we have been we are still doing better than most other places in the state,” McCoy said during a daily press briefing.
As of Tuesday, there were 1,282 active cases in the county, down from 1,300 on Monday. The number of people under mandatory quarantine decreased to 2,286 from 2,396. Of the 26,252 who completed quarantine since the pandemic began, 5,650 of them had tested positive and recovered.
There were 11 new hospitalizations reported overnight but eight were discharged bringing the total to 88 as of Tuesday. There are 14 patients in the ICU, up one from Monday.
The death toll in Albany County stands at 169 since the outbreak began.
“While we mark the highest number of new daily cases of COVID-19 to date, we also continue to see our hospitalizations stabilize and regional hospital and ICU bed availability above the state average,” McCoy said.