The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been nineteen new cases of COVID-19 and fifteen recoveries, increasing the number of active cases by four to 106. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus has decreased by three since yesterday, and, as has been the case for five days now, none of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, December 15.
With nineteen positives out of 222 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 8.5 percent. The seven day average, according to Gossips' calculations, based on the numbers reported by the CCDOH, is 7 percent--that is, 151 positives out of 2,168 test results. The New York Forward dashboard, however, is reporting a positivity rate of 3.9 percent for the past 24 hours and a seven day average of 4.7 percent.