ALBANY — There were 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Albany County from Wednesday to Thursday, bringing the total number to 2,876 since the pandemic began. Eight of those cases are associated with UAlbany.
There were 884 people under mandatory quarantine on Thursday, up from 854 on Wednesday, and 93 active cases countywide, up one from a day earlier. Of the 11,706 who completed quarantine, 2,783 had tested positive and recovered.
Of the new cases, nine had close contact with infected people, two are healthcare workers or residents in congregate setting and three did not have a clear source of infection.
There are 73 reported cases at UAlbany from Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, the two weeks currently under scrutiny. The state is mandating any college that sees 100 cases over a designated — not rolling — two week time frame to abandon in person learning and go all virtual.
For the fourth day in a row, there are no new hospitalizations and the eight county residents hospitalized for COVID-19 represents a rate of .27 percent.
The eight-county Capital District that includes Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Washington, Saratoga and Warren counties, has an infection rate of .8 percent.