Tuesday, January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 48 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases being reported today is only six more than yesterday, suggesting that 42 more people are now considered to be recovering. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is 52 fewer today than yesterday. The number of hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same as yesterday, and there has not been another death.

New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 10.0 percent--the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 8.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 8.3 percent and the seven-day average is 7.2 percent.

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