Wednesday, December 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been twenty new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries, reducing the number of active cases by six to 127. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same today as it was yesterday, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.

With twenty positives out of 350 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 5.7 percent. The seven day average, according to Gossips' calculations, based on the numbers reported by the CCDOH, is 12 percent--that is, 177 positives out of 1,447 test results. The New York Forward dashboard, however, is reporting a positivity rate of 3.2 percent for the past 24 hours and a seven day average of 4.7 percent. 

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