Monday, October 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been five new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries, increasing the number of active cases by three to 32. One more person is hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, and one more is in the ICU. One fewer county resident is in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and there are none in precautionary quarantine. Since October 14, there have been no new deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County.

With five positives out of 280 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 1.8 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 1.2 percent--that is, 30 positives out of 2,500 test results.

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