The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been five new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries, increasing the number of active cases by five to 40. The number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same. Two more county residents are in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and, as was the case yesterday, no one is in precautionary quarantine. There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County since October 14.
With five positives out of 402 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 1.2 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 1.4 percent--that is, 31 positives out of 2,244 test results.
We will learn tomorrow, when the CCDOH releases its breakdown of cases by municipalities and nursing homes, if the continuing increase in new cases is all related to Ghent Assisted Living, or if there are other places in the county seeing increases.