Friday, October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health was released its numbers for today. The CCDOH is reporting one new case since yesterday, but comparing the total number of cases reported yesterday and today reveals there have been two new cases. There has also been one new recovery, increasing the number of active cases by one to twenty. Today, there is only one person hospitalized with the virus, and no one is in the ICU. Three more county residents are in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, but one fewer is in precautionary quarantine. It has now been 122 consecutive days since there has been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
With two positives out of 205 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 0.9 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 0.6 percent--that is, 12 positives out of 1,962 test results received.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Carole for tracking the infection rate over a seven-day average--the most important number for gauging how the covid menace in our area is changing--and a number the County Health Department should be producing and highlighting. Interestingly, the County's infection rate since it started keeping track (they say "to date," but don't tell us the beginning date), by my calculations, gives the county an infection rate of 1.6%. Is that good or bad? We simply can't answer that question unless we see the infection rate over time, from week to week. And, as I've said before, to really know which way the covid wind is blowing, we need these numbers.