ALBANY — For the first time since June 24 a county resident died of COVID-19.
From Thursday to Friday, a 70-year-old with multiple underlying health conditions was the 122nd fatality.
As of Friday, there were 13 new cases in Albany County bringing the total number of cases to 2,079. There are 612 under mandatory quarantine, up from 580 on Thursday, with 2,001 who tested positive and recovered.
Of the 13 new cases, four more were tied to a Fourth of July party on Hudson Avenue — bringing the total to 15 — four were health care workers and two were traveling back to the county from “high risk” states.
On the plus side, there are just two people in the hospital for a rate of .09 percent.
“We are seeing an uptick but we are not seeing an uptick in hospitalizations,” said County Executive Dan McCoy during a press briefing.