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Albany County Officials gathered in the Cahill Room at the County Office Building.
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As of Wednesday, Albany County has 330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 441 people under mandatory quarantine and 37 hospitalized.

 Index of Consumer Sentiment
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A new survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt consumer confidence across New York state a severe blow.

Kevin O’Connor, the Albany County Director of Economic Development, Conservation and Planning, with Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.
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Gearing up for the eventual restart to the economy took center stage at today’s Albany County coronavirus briefing.

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Reporting coronavirus cases by the numbers has become a daily ritual for Albany County officials. Monday’s message came with a bit of hope. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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New Yorkers say COVID-19 and the resulting "pause" is having a significant impact on their daily lives, according to a new poll.

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For months, Capital Region officials tried to promote participation in U.S. Census counting this spring. Then came the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical leaders and the media practice social distancing during a press conference at Albany Med.
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The first coronavirus patients from the greater New York City area have begun arriving upstate.

CDTA Bus
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Beginning Monday, CDTA will temporarily move to rear-door boarding and exiting on its fleet of Capital Region buses.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives his daily COVID-19 update (April 2, 2020)
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In Albany County there are now 238 positive cases of COVID-19, with 401 people under mandatory quarantine and 202 people under precautionary quarantine.    Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says Thursday 27 people are hospitalized, with 12 adults in the ICU.

Tony Hynes, Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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During his daily update, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said Tuesday there are 210 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan recently seen picking up take-out at the Cobblestone Lunch Shoppe
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As residents continue to adjust their daily activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says not everyone is listening.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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As the pandemic continues, local officials are doing their best to help residents through the "pause" in daily activities.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 26, 2020.
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A new survey finds New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve of how Governor Andrew Cuomo is handling the coronavirus pandemic. 

 Registered Nurse Angela Sears, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy said there were 176 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Friday. As the pandemic continues to spread, local leaders and organizations are trying to provide food and healthcare to a concerned public.

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Whether you call it a lockdown, a quarantine or put a hashtag in front of Stay Home, New Yorkers and others are facing a new chapter in the new normal: isolation.

County Department of Mental Health Director Dr. Stephen Giordano, County Exec. Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says the county has 166 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday.

People disagree whether one should wear a face mask to prevnt COVID-19.
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You've seen them during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people on the streets wearing surgical masks or other face-coverings.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy enters the Cahill Room at the County Office building to give a COVID-19 update.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Albany County.

 Hospital leaders gathered at Albany Med practice social distancing.
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Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the Capital Region, and area hospitals are scrambling to keep up.

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy
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Albany County officials are out with the latest numbers on the coronavirus pandemic.

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On Sunday, President Trump named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a member of a new public-private effort to provide computing resources in the fight against COVID-19.

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Sheriff Craig Apple are urging calm as COVID-19 continues to spread in Albany County.

With the rapidly changing COVID-19 developments, the Capitalize Albany Corporation is working on plans to assist local businesses.

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COVID-19's sweep through the Capital Region is being closely watched by government and health officials.

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With positive tests reaching into the city, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is among the local officials dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Businesses and governments are working to meet the challenges posed by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis.

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Albany Medical Center says it’s enhancing  preparedness efforts related to the novel coronavirus.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan gives reporters an update in front of City Hall.
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As COVID-19 continues to spread across New York, local governments and other organizations have ramped up responses.

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After traces of PFAS chemicals were found in water samples taken near the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer, activists are stepping up their campaign to convince the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to close the landfill.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy & Albany County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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On the same day Albany Medical College announced that a staff member is positive for COVID-19 from exposure outside the facility, Albany County Officials an update today on the spread of coronavirus.

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