Monday, December 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been nineteen new cases of COVID-19 and seventeen recoveries, which would seem to increase the number of active cases by two to 98, but the CCDOH is reporting 99 active cases. There are currently nineteen county residents hospitalized with the virus, one of whom is in the ICU. So far in the month of December, there have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County.   

In the past two days, there have been 41 positives out of 827 test results received for a positive percentage rate of 5 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 3.7 percent--that is, 119 positives out of 3,245 test results. This is the fourth consecutive day that Columbia County has had a seven day average of more than 3 percent.


  1. Glad to see the Columbia County Department of Health is holding to its steadfast refusal to track the County's infection rate, the number 1 data point for tracking Covid's progress in Columbia County. I appreciate your filling in the gap, Carole, but do you know -- does anyone know? -- why our County Health Department is not giving us this info?

  2. Their motto must be the same one that mushroom growers use: "Keep 'em in the dark and feed them bull$hit".