Friday, February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19. There are 21 fewer active cases being reported today than yesterday, suggesting that there are now thirty more people considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine today is nine more than yesterday. One more county resident is hospitalized with the virus today, and two are in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, February 24. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.2 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.5 percent and the seven-day average is 1.9 percent.

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