The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been twenty new cases of COVID-19 and another death. The number of active cases being reported today is five more than Saturday, suggesting that fourteen more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are two fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than Saturday. The number hospitalized with the virus remains the same, but one fewer is in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 4.0 percent and seven-day average of 2.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.0 percent and the seven-day average is 1.8 percent.