Wednesday, January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Despite the inauguration, which brought a sense of lightness and hope, in terms of the pandemic in Columbia County, this is the darkest day yet. Since yesterday, there have been five deaths from COVID-19. Equally staggering is the number of new cases: 65. The number of active cases has only increased by 38 since yesterday, suggesting that 22 people are now considered to be recovering. There are 49 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. The number hospitalized with the virus remains the same today as yesterday, but two more are now in the ICU. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 6.8 percent and a seven-day average of 7.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 7.4 percent and the seven-day average is 7.1 percent.

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