The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been ten new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases has increased by eight, suggesting that since yesterday only two more people are now considered to be recovering. There are fourteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but six fewer are hospitalized with the virus. The number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.8 percent and a seven-day average of 3.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.1 percent and the seven-day average is 3.3 percent.