Late this afternoon, the Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have two new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery, increasing the number of active cases by one to 41. Three more people are hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, and one is now in the ICU. There are twenty more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but again today no one is in precautionary quarantine. It has now been nine days since there has been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
With two positives out of 401 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is o.5 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 1.2 percent--that is, 28 positives out of 2,366 test results.