Monday, March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 31 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is six fewer than Saturday. If the number of active cases is accurate, it can be deduced that 37 more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents now in mandatory quarantine is 24 fewer than Saturday, but the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 for a week now, since Monday, March 15.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County on Saturday of 1.9 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 2.0 percent.

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