Friday, March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been five new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three more than yesterday, from which it can be deduced that two more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 35 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, as well as three fewer hospitalized and two fewer in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Thursday, March 4.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.2 percent and a seven-day average of 1.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.7 percent and the seven-day average is 1.9 percent.


  1. What about this headline today locally? "2 infected with COVID after vaccination"

  2. Is it possible that those infected after receiving the vaccine had the virus before receiving the vaccine or that they are infected w the UK strain?