The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 recoveries, increasing the number of active cases by two to 129. Four more county residents are hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but none is in the ICU. There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
With 25 positives out of 666 test results received, the positive percentage rate for today is 3.75 percent. The seven day average cannot be calculated because, on December 17, the CCDOH did not report the number of test results. The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate of 2.9 percent for the past 24 hours and a seven day average of 4.4 percent.