The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 30 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 recoveries, reducing the number of active cases by fourteen to 119. Eleven county residents are hospitalized with the virus, but none is in the ICU. There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, December 15.
The New York Forward dashboard, however, reports the positivity rate for Columbia County was 4.4 percent in the past 24 hours and 4.2 percent for the seven day average. It is now the eighth day that Columbia County has had a seven day average positivity rate of more than 3 percent.