Wednesday, March 17, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been fourteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is ten more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that four more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are nineteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, two more hospitalized, and one more in the ICU. There has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, March 15.   

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.1 percent and a seven-day average of 1.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.2 percent and the seven-day average is 1.7 percent.

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