With coronavirus cases spiking once again in the Capital Region, here are the most recent updates on cases, deaths, vaccines, restrictions, and more.
The Latest for Wednesday, November 25
County Executive Dan McCoy said in the last day, there are 109 new cases, and two people – a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s – died in the last day. That brings the county’s total to 150 since the pandemic began.
2. Saratoga County Tracers Find Exposure at Bar
Saratoga County announced that its contact tracing team has found a COVID-19 exposure at Clancy's Tavern in Saratoga Springs.
The county says the employee, who tested positive for COVID-19, was masked, but worked on Saturday, Nov. 14 from noon-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from noon-8:30 p.m. Anyone who was at Clancy's during those times should self-monitor and get tested, county officials said.
One of the biggest products Noble Gas Solutions provides to the medical industry is dry ice, or frozen carbon dioxide. Kohler said Noble Gas is the only manufacturer of dry ice within 150 miles of Albany, and they’re able to produce it in three different forms.
Pfizer's upcoming COVID-19 vaccine needs to be kept at sub-zero temperatures to remain stable, and most local hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes will rely on dry ice to keep the vaccine cold once it arrives.