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Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Dennis McKenna
Albany Medical Center

Although the worst impacts are being felt downstate, the coronavirus pandemic is an acute concern at hospitals across upstate New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Dennis McKenna.

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.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

Albany County’s first mobile COVID-19 testing sites will become operational Thursday.

As of this morning, there were 499 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. Officials maintain social distancing is working, but two more county residents have died from the disease.

Earlier this month, the Center for Law and Justice in Albany published a report on structural racism and public safety in the city. Among other things, the report calls upon four city leaders to acknowledge the existence of structural racism in the police department.

 Department for Children, Youth and Families Commissioner Moira Manning, County Exec. Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

County Executive Dan McCoy said today there are 475 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. There are now 638 people under mandatory quarantine and 74 people under precautionary quarantine.

Jennifer Bejo satnds with other nurses outside Albany Med on April 11,
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

During the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers have been on the front lines — pulling long shifts in often dangerous conditions. Here is one nurse's story.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, County Exec Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The death of a man in his 50s with underlying health issues Thursday night was the 12th coronavirus death in Albany County. Meantime, county officials continue to urge people to practice social distancing, especially during Passover and Easter.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins
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When the coronavirus swept across the Northeast, every individual, business and govenment official had to make adjustments to their daily lives and schedules. The Albany Police Department is no exception.
 

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, masked.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Two more Albany County residents have died of COVID-19. Officials says there are now 365 confirmed cases, with 477 people under mandatory quarantine and 34 hospitalized. 

File: New York State Assemblymembers John McDonald and Pat Fahy
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Capital Region state Assemblymembers Pat Fahy and John McDonald held a virtual public town hall Wednesday on New York's new $177 billion budget.

Albany County Officials gathered in the Cahill Room at the County Office Building.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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
SCRI

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.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Gearing up for the eventual restart to the economy took center stage at today’s Albany County coronavirus briefing.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

New Yorkers say COVID-19 and the resulting "pause" is having a significant impact on their daily lives, according to a new poll.

United States Census 2020 logo
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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.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The first coronavirus patients from the greater New York City area have begun arriving upstate.

CDTA Bus
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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)
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

As the pandemic continues, local officials are doing their best to help residents through the "pause" in daily activities.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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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
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

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
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says the county has 166 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County officials are out with the latest numbers on the coronavirus pandemic.

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