Saturday, March 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eleven new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is five fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that sixteen more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 72 county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. No one in Columbia County has died from COVID-19 since Thursday, March 4. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.6 percent and a seven-day average of 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.5 percent and the seven-day average is 1.8 percent.

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