The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today, after taking Sunday off. Since the two deaths reported on February 18, there has been another death from COVID-19 in the county. bringing the total being reported by the CCDOH to 86. Since Saturday, there have been sixteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is sixteen fewer than Saturday, suggesting that 31 more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are ninety fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were on Saturday, and three fewer are hospitalized with the virus. The number in the ICU remains the same.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.5 percent and a seven-day average of 3.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.0 percent.