Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Oddly, although the Register-Star this morning reported a death that occurred at Barnwell on Sunday, May 24, the CCDOH hasn't reported a new death from COVID-19 since Saturday, May 23. Also, the CCDOH has reduced the total number of confirmed cases from 381, reported yesterday, to 379, explaining that two cases had been recorded twice. Since yesterday, there is one more person hospitalized. The report indicates that there are five fewer active cases of COVID-19 but only three more recoveries. Of interest is that of 1,044 antibody tests administered, only 119 people appear to have the antibodies.
As of 3 p.m. on May 27, 2020:
  • Columbia County has had 32 residents that have passed away from COVID-19.
  • Through quality assurance, we identified some duplicates in our total positive confirmed cases. Columbia County has received confirmed positive test results for 379 unique community members.
  • There are 140 active cases of COVID-19 in Columbia County.
  • There are 76 additional residents on mandatory quarantine and 5 residents on precautionary quarantine.
  • 207 of the 379 cases have recovered from COVID-19
  • 17 of the positive cases are hospitalized, 1 of those hospitalized are in the ICU
  • We have categorized our results by antibody and PCR [diagnostic] tests. We've received a total of 3,869 PCR test results and we've received 1,044 antibody results, of which 119 were positive.

1 comment:

  1. The ten percent infection rate is about twice the rate of LA County, and less than half the rate of NYC (according to Scientific American article that's about two weeks old). The numbers will likely change as we approach the 10% testing rate.

    I'd like to know if any of the people who had the antibody test also tested positive (or negative) for Coronavirus. This can help track antibody test accuracy.