Friday, January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. The sad news is there have been two more deaths from COVID-19. And more bad news, since yesterday, there have been 56 new cases of COVID-19. The CCDOH is reporting 22 more active cases today than yesterday, suggesting that 32 more people are now considered to be recovering. There are 24 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. Six fewer county residents are hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same.   

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 8.9 percent--once again, the highest in the Capital Region--and a seven-day average of 6.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.3 percent and the seven-day average is 5.5 percent.


  1. Why is Columbia County's so high in comparison,
    are we not paying attention to the rules? Is it the nursing homes, and or businesses being open?

  2. Impossible to draw any conclusions based on the meager data the Health Department is reporting.