Thursday, December 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 46 new cases of COVID-19, but the number of active cases remains the same, which suggests that there have also been 46 recoveries since yesterday. There are 54 more people in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number of county residents hospitalized with the virus and 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 51 new positives in Columbia County in the past 24 hours out of 573 test results, for a positivity rate of 8.9 percent. The average positivity rate for the past seven days in 6.2 percent.

For those thinking about venturing across the river, be aware that the positivity rate in Greene County, for the past 24 hours, is 12.2 percent, and the seven-day average positivity rate is 11.3 percent. Those are currently the highest daily and seven-day average positivity rates in the Capital Region.

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