The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. The most disturbing news is that, for the second day in a row, there has been a death from COVID-19. The CCDOH is reporting 47 new cases of COVID-19, but the number of active cases has decreased by 82, suggesting that 128 people are now considered recovering. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine remains that same as yesterday, as does the number hospitalized and in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 8.0 percent and a seven-day average positivity rate of 7.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 6.7 percent and the seven-day average is 9.5 percent.