Wednesday, August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. After five days of reporting just one new case a day, the CCDOH is today reporting four new cases. Since yesterday, there is one more person recovering, so the number of active cases has increased to eight. There are four fewer people in mandatory quarantine, which suggests that those four people may be the four new confirmed cases. There is, same as yesterday, one person hospitalized with the virus, and, for the seventy-eighth day, there are no new deaths from COVID-19 in the county.


  1. It's a shame that DOH doesn't give us the infection rate; maybe because it would be alarming. But doing the math, it would appear that we got 4 new cases with just 122 tests. That's a 3.27 percent infection rate, 3 times the state infection rate, as I read it (

    1. Peter--If you want to know the infection rate, just click on the blue tab in the right column. That's why I put it there. The county may not be calculating the infection rate, but the state is, and for Columbia County, as of today, it is 1.4%.

  2. Thanks Carole. And thanks for correcting my math... It's still not very reassuring that our own Health Department does not pass on this key key indicator of community safety--nor that our infection rate is double that of New York City.