The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. As observed yesterday, the number of new cases being reported each day is decreasing. Today's number is less than half the number reported a week ago. But the deaths from COVID-19 continue. Today, the CCDOH is reporting three new deaths, bringing the total in the county to eighty. The number of active cases being reported today is four fewer than yesterday, suggesting that fourteen more county residents are not considered to be recovering. There are 39 fewer residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there are three more 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 2.9 percent and a seven-day average of 6.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.2 percent and the seven-day average is 4.1 percent.