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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy speaks during a COVID briefing, May 17, 2021.
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With hospitalization rates sharply down and statistics showing COVID-19 on the wane, local officials continue to stress the importance of vaccinations.

Joann Hopkins, a registered nurse in the in-patient psychiatric unit at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, setting up a tea party for her patients.
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On today’s 51%, I visit a psychiatric ward in Cleveland to learn how one nurse reaches her patients with tea parties. And we’ll hear from one physician assistant who is trying to educate other healthcare professionals about racial and gender equity.

An ampitheatre style classroom with whiteboards at the front of the space
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Capital Region schools have been getting mixed messages from Albany County amid a state-high COVID-19 rate.

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One thing 2020 will be remembered for: the emergence of the face mask as a way to help protect against COVID-19.

Coronavirus zones of yellow, orange and red are being enacted across New York state as Thanksgiving approaches.

Joining us today is virologist Dr. Eric Yager of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and he is ready to take your questions about COVID-19. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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Confirmed cases of coronavirus seem to indicate that the second wave of the pandemic has begun in Albany County.

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Today we have two special guests: Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen and virologist Dr. Eric Yager.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives a July 28 COVID briefing.
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As COVID-19 spreads across the country, the Capital Region is trying to keep control after a slight uptick in new cases.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy (file photo)
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Although coronavirus cases remain relatively low in Albany County, good news is hard to come by on the financial front.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy gives his daily COVID-19 update (April 2, 2020)
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The Capital Region began the first phase of reopening on Wednesday, but Albany County has seen an uptick in positive coronavirus cases and is issuing a warning regarding socializing this holiday weekend.

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New York’s Capital Region is getting closer to reopening from the coronavirus shutdown.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas hold a COVID-19 facebook briefing.
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Overall deaths from COVID-19 are declining by the day in New York, but public health officials continue to report new positive cases and deaths.

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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Friday's tallies show the COVID-19 death roll continuing to rise.

Democratic state Assemblymembers Pat Fahy and John McDonald held a virtual town hall Thursday morning over the Zoom video app to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the Capital Region's nonprofits.
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to interrupt daily life as elected officials scramble to mobilize for the day normalcy returns.

Albany County COVID-19 tracking chart.
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Public officials agree that testing is the key to helping New York re-open in the wake of COVID-19.

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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.

 Department for Children, Youth and Families Commissioner Moira Manning, County Exec. Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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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.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, County Exec Dan McCoy, Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
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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 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.

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.
 

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.

 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.

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.

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

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

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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