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Albany County Exec: We'll Open When It's Safe

May 13, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County are up.

There are now 1,386 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11 over Tuesday.

One county resident died overnight, bringing the death toll to 62.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says as soon as the region meets all seven of Governor Andrew Cuomo's metrics, the economy can begin reopening.

"We're not gonna open up if it's not safe. And the control room and a lot of guidance from Dr. Whalen and her staff at the health department, if the numbers start to go up, I hate to say it, we'll shut down again."

The five-day average of daily new positive cases in Albany County dropped to 15.4, and Wednesday was the third consecutive day of decreasing daily numbers.