Sunday, October 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 11:00 a.m. today. Since yesterday, there have been no new cases of COVID-19 and no new recoveries, so the number of active cases in the county remains the same at fourteen. One person remains hospitalized, and one is in the ICU. One more county resident is in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number in precautionary quarantine remains the same at one. It has now been 117 consecutive days since there has been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.  

With no positives out of 304 test results received, the percentage positive rate for today is 0.0 percent. In the past week, Monday through Sunday, there have been thirteen new cases out of 1,946 test results received, making the percentage positive rate for the week 0.6 percent.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again, Carole, for doing what the County Health Department should be doing: giving us daily and weekly infection rates. Watching the infection rates over time is how NYS identified the 20 worst zipcodes in the state over the weekend (see Based on a week's worth of infection rate data those 20 zips averaged an IR of 4.8%; the rest of the state averaged 0.9%. County Health is giving us interesting info, but without the infection rate numbers over time we really don't know which way the covid wind is blowing.