The Columbia County Department of Health took a day off from reporting the COVID numbers yesterday, but they are back today. The sad news is there has been another death from the virus, bringing the total for Columbia County to 81. The CCDOH is reporting twelve new cases of COVID-19 today. Comparing the total number of cases reported on Saturday and today reveals that since Saturday there have been 31 new cases. The number of active cases today is twelve fewer than Saturday, suggesting that 42 people are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. There are 55 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, and there is one fewer hospitalized and two fewer in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.8 percent and a seven-day average of 4.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.1 percent and the seven-day average is 3.4 percent.