The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been fifteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is two fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that seventeen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. The number of people hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU is the same today as yesterday, and there has not be another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since yesterday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.1 percent and a seven-day average of 1.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.2 percent and the seven-day average is 1.7 percent.