Saturday, March 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. On the one-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 to be reported in the county, there has been just one new case of COVID-19 since yesterday. Strangely, although there is only one new case being reported, the number of active cases reported today is eight more than yesterday, so there's an error somewhere. There are 32 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same, with one fewer in the ICU today than yesterday. 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 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.6 percent and the seven-day average is 1.9 percent. 


  1. The new cases for Columbia County reported on the state web site for 3/18/2021 is 8