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COVID-19 Deaths Rise In Albany County

Three more deaths in Albany County are being blamed on COVID-19.
County Executive Dan McCoy says two men in their 70’s and a man in his 90’s, all with underlying health issues, died since Tuesday.The death toll for the county now stands at 39.

"We're at 1,026 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus, up 64 from yesterday. We have 853 people under mandatory quarantine, that's actually down 109 from yesterday."

24 people are in pre-cautionary quarantine. 37 are hospitalized. Schenectady County is reporting 459 positives with 189 symptomatic isolations.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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