The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been fourteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases today is nine more than yesterday, suggesting that only five more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are sixteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and 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 2.8 percent and a seven-day average of 2.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.9 percent and the seven-day average is 2.0 percent.