Monday, January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. While Governor Cuomo's briefing today indicated that statewide things were improving, there has been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County. There are also 46 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 58 fewer than yesterday, suggesting that 57 more county residents are now considered to be recovering. There are also three fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday and four fewer in the ICU, of course, one of those is very likely the person who died. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 8.4 percent--the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 7.8 percent--also the highest in the Capital Region. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 5.1 percent and the seven-day average is 6.4 percent.

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