Tuesday, December 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers for today on Facebook. Gone are the number of new cases, the number of people recovering from COVID, and the number of tests administered. What is being reported is the total number of cases, the number of active cases, the number of people in mandatory quarantine, the number of COVID cases currently hospitalized and in the ICU, and the total number of deaths. 

Since the last time the CCDOH made its data available to the public on December 24, there have been 142 new cases of COVID-19, and the number of active cases has increased by 54 to 183. From that we can surmise that 88 people are recovering. The number of people hospitalized with the virus has increased by two since December 24, and there is now one person in the ICU. Fortunately, since Monday, December 21, there have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County.

According to the New York Forward dashboard, there were 29 new positives in Columbia County in the past 24 hours out of 459 test results for a positivity rate of 6.3 percent. The average positivity rate for the past seven days is 4.8 percent.

NOTE: Facebook is now the only place where the CCDOH is publishing its COVID data. None has been published on the county website since December 21.

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