ALBANY — January is on track to being the deadliest month in the county.
Five more county residents died from Thursday to Friday — a woman in her 50s, two men in their 60s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s — bringing death toll to 291 since the pandemic took hold in March.
Since Jan. 1, 65 people have died of COVID-19 with nine days left. The previous most deadly month was December, 2020, when 66 people died.
A woman in her 50’s, two men in their 60’s, a man in his 80’s and a woman in her 90’s. The death toll for the county now stands at 291 since the outbreak began.
As of Friday, there were 16,744 cases to date, an increase of 255 overnight. Of the 49,567 who completed quarantine, 14,991 had tested positive and recovered, an increase of 283 overnight.
There were 22 new hospitalizations overnight, a net decrease of two, with 13 patients in the ICU, the same as Thursday.