Saturday, December 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eleven new cases of COVID-19 and 24 recoveries, reducing the number of active cases by thirteen to 106. Since hospitalization rates are now the principal factor in determining the response to the virus, it is good to know that the number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU has not changed for the past four days.

With eleven positives out of 111 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 10 percent. The seven day average, according to Gossips' calculation, based on the numbers reported by the CCDOH, is 8 percent--that is, 154 positives out of 1,946 test results. The New York Forward dashboard, however, is reporting a positivity rate of 5.1 percent for the past 24 hours and a seven day average of 4.5 percent.

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