The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. The good news is we have dropped to the single digits in new cases. The CCDOH is reporting only eight new cases since yesterday. Strangely, although the number of new cases being reported today is only eight, the number of active cases is fourteen more today than yesterday. There are 58 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, and four more are hospitalized with the virus. One person remains in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Friday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.5 percent and a seven-day average of 3.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.6 percent.