Saturday, January 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. We have been warned that it's going to get worse before it gets better, and that certainly seems to be true in Columbia County. Since yesterday, there have been two more deaths. Since yesterday, too, there have been 47 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 34 fewer than yesterday, suggesting that 32 people are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is 88 fewer today than yesterday. There is one fewer county resident hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but one more is in the ICU.   

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 5.2 percent and a seven-day average of 7.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.1 percent and the seven-day average is 6.9 percent.

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