New York along with a score of other states is now below the 5-percent threshold that the World Health Organization advised governments to reach, and hold for 14 days, before reopening.

With the addition of people with comorbidities, about 10 million New Yorkers are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. The state gets about 300,000 doses each week and the vaccines require two doses.

The drive will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at two locations: The Albany County Department of Health and Mental Health Complex parking lot at 175 Green St. from 10 a.m. till noon; and the Stewart’s Shop at 875 New Scotland Ave, between 3 and 5 p.m. 

ALBANY COUNTY — Pavement restoration projects in the Capital Region resurfaced and restriped 127.3 miles on 30 state highways in Albany, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties.  

The Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Program, run by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, is accepting applications for spring streamside planting projects.

ALBANY COUNTY — Patients who have recovered from the acute phase of COVID-19 but who are experiencing lingering symptoms can now be treated by a team of specialists at the Post-COVID Care Clinic at Albany Medical Center.

The University at Albany is receiving $365,766 to fund research on the effects of Vitamin K for breast cancer prevention. This award will be administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

“As of today, following the science, scrimmages and games can start if the school has submitted everything they need to submit,”said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

The latest residents to succumb to the virus are  a woman in her eighties and a man in his nineties, bringing Albany County’s death toll to 332.

As of Feb. 6, Albany County had administered 90 percent of its doses, according to the state’s vaccine dashboard, which now also tracks statewide demographic data.