The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 3:00 p.m. today. There has been another death for COVID-19 in Columbia County, just eleven days after the previous death. Since yesterday, there have been seven new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries, reducing the number of active cases by fifteen to 54. The number of people hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same today as yesterday.
Oddly, the CCDOH is reporting the same number of test results today as yesterday, so it is not possible to calculate the positive percentage rate for today. The New York Forward dashboard, however, is reporting for Columbia County seven positives out of 273 test results for a positive percentage rate of 2.6 percent. It is also reporting a seven day average of 2.2 percent.
In his COVID briefing earlier today, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that the statewide positivity rate is 4.57 percent, but, even with that, New York is doing better than almost any other state.