Thursday, January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 49 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is 29 more than yesterday, suggesting that twenty more people are now considered to be recovering. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is 29 more than yesterday. There are four more county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. Since yesterday, there have been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 9.6 percent--the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 8.5 percent--also the highest in the Capital Region. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.5 percent and the seven-day average is 6.9 percent.

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