The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today, and the worst of the bad news is that since yesterday there have been two deaths from COVID-19. Also since yesterday, there have been fifteen new cases of COVID-19 and eighteen recoveries, so the number of active cases is now one fewer than it was yesterday. There are eight fewer county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, and none is in the ICU.
With fifteen positives out of 364 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 4 percent. The seven day rolling average, according to Gossips' calculations, is 3.8 percent--that is, 116 positives out of 3,072 test results. It is now the fifth consecutive day that Columbia County has had a seven day average of more than 3 percent.