After taking Sunday off, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there has been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County, and there have been nine new cases. The number of active cases being reported today is five more than Saturday, from which it can be inferred that three more county residents are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. There are 25 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than Saturday, and there are three fewer who are hospitalized with the virus. Two of those hospitalized are in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.7 percent and a seven-day average of 1.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.8 percent and the seven-day average is 1.8 percent.