The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 68 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases now being reported is nineteen more than the number reported yesterday, suggesting that 49 more people are now considered to be recovering. There are 39 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. Some of those may now be among the active cases. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus remains the same as yesterday, but there is one fewer in the ICU. There has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 9.0 percent--the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 8.1 percent--also the highest in the Capital Region. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.9 percent and the seven-day average is 6.9 percent.