The Columbia County Department of Health just released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 21 new cases of COVID-19, and the number of active cases being reported has increased by 21. There are 200 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same. In the past 24 hours, there have been no new deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 6.5 percent and a seven-day average of 7.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital region is 5.2 percent and the seven-day average is 6.7 percent.