The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. The good news is that the number of new cases is going down. Since yesterday, there have been only eight new cases, and the number of active cases has been reduced by 66, suggesting that 74 more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 and in the ICU remains the same as it was yesterday. Since yesterday, there has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 8.2 percent and a seven-day average of 4.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.6 percent and the seven-day average is 3.4 percent.