The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers for the day at 5:30 p.m. Since yesterday, there have been 56 new cases of COVID-19, but the number of active cases being reported is fifteen fewer than yesterday, suggesting that 71 people are now considered to be recovering. There are thirteen fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one more county resident is hospitalized with the virus. The number in the ICU remains the same as yesterday. Mercifully, since yesterday, there has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 8.7 percent and a seven-day average of 7.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 8.2 percent and the seven-day average is 9.2 percent.