Friday, January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 65 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases is now 46 more than yesterday, suggesting that 19 more people are now considered to be recovering. There are 60 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. (Many of those may now be active cases.) The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus remains the same as yesterday, but today one more is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, January 11.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 11.2 percent--the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 8.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.9 percent and the seven-day average is 7.9 percent.

1 comment:

  1. According to the Register Star, Health Director Jack Mabb says the county has the capability to vaccinate up to 2,000 people a week if given enough vaccine. Columbia County has a population of approximately 60,000. That means it would take 30 weeks to vaccinate everyone in the county. I hope they ramp this up soon.