The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. Mercifully, no has died from the virus since yesterday. The CCDOH is reporting five more active cases today than yesterday, suggesting that since yesterday only three more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 69 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there are two fewer hospitalized. The number is the ICU remains the same.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.4 percent and the seven-day average is 1.9 percent.