Earlier, the Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers for today. Although yesterday it appeared that we might be heading toward the single digits when it came to new cases, today's number is twice what it was then. The number of active cases is the same as it was yesterday, suggesting that for the 24 new cases there are 24 people now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 24 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, but there are four fewer people hospitalized and one fewer in the ICU. Since yesterday, there has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.8 percent and a seven-day average of 3.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.3 percent and the seven-day average of 2.9 percent.