Monday, December 28, 2020

COVID, the County, and the Capital Region

The Columbia County Department of Health has promised to resume reporting the COVID numbers today, after taking the holiday weekend off. Meanwhile, in his press briefing this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that the Capital Region, of which Columbia County is a part, has joined the Finger Lakes and the Mohawk Valley, in having the highest positivity rates in the state: Capital Region 8.5 percent; Finger Lakes 8.5 percent; Mohawk Valley 9.3 percent. 

According to the data, updated today, on the New York Forward dashboard, Columbia County, along with Washington County, has the lowest seven-day average positivity rate in the Capital Region
4.7 percent. Schenectady County has the highest positivity rate (10.5 percent), followed by Greene County (9.4 percent).

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