Saturday, January 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update

There has been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County, only five days after the previous one. The Columbia County Department of Health is reporting 37 new cases of the virus today, but the number of active cases being reported today is 31 fewer than yesterday, suggesting that 67 more people are now considered to be recovering. There are 36 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 6.1 percent and a seven-day average of 8.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.3 percent and the seven-day average is 7.9 percent.

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