Wednesday, December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

After more than a week of posting its numbers only on Facebook, the Columbia County Department of Health explained today: "We are experiencing technical difficulties with our website." At 4:00 p.m., the CCDOH published its abbreviated statistics for today. 

The total number of cases has increased by 58 since yesterday, and the number of active cases has increased by 32. From those numbers, we can surmise that 26 people have recovered from the virus since yesterday. Three more people are hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, December 21.

According to the New York Forward dashboard, there were 13 new positives in Columbia County in the past 24 hours out of 254 test results for a positivity rate of 5.1 percent. The average positivity rate for the past seven days is also 5.1 percent.

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