94 new coronavirus cases in Albany County

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Steve HughesNov. 19, 2020Updated: Nov. 19, 2020 12:55 p.m.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy delivers the latest Albany County coronavirus figures on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, during a news briefing at the county offices in Albany, N.Y. The county reported an increase of 96 new positive cases, with 10 new hospitalizations. Two more county residents have died from the virus. (Will Waldron/Times Union)Will Waldron/Albany Times Union

ALBANY – The county recorded 94 new coronavirus cases overnight and tied its record high for hospitalizations, officials said Thursday.

Ten of those patients are in intensive care. The county has recorded 1,197 new cases since Nov. 1, more than 25 percent of its total number of positive cases since the pandemic began.

The county’s death toll was revised downward to 148 after officials discovered that one of the victims announced on Wednesday was actually a Rensselaer County woman, County Executive Dan McCoy said.

Officials continue to be concerned about the rising percentage of cases that do not have a clear source of transmission. Of Thursday’s new cases, 27 had close contact with other positive cases, while 53 did not have a clear source of infection. Nine others are healthcare workers or live in congregate settings.

McCoy emphasized that information shared with contract …

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