Sunday, January 17, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 62 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases has increased by 39, suggesting that 23 more people are now considered to be recovering. There are 83 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is no indication of how many of those previously quarantined are now active cases. There are three fewer county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. 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 9.4 percent--and highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 8.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.2 percent and the seven-day average is 7.6 percent.

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