Friday, March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been thirteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is two fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that fifteen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 42 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized remains the same, with one fewer of those hospitalized in the ICU. There has not been a 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 2.8 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.9 percent and the seven-day average is 1.9 percent.

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