The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today, and the news just keeps getting worse. There has been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 40. Since yesterday, there have been thirteen new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries, increasing the number of active cases by ten to 71. The number of people hospitalized with the virus remains the same as yesterday, but today two more are in the ICU. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine has increased by 41 since yesterday, but no one is in precautionary quarantine.