Tuesday, March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eleven new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is two more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that nine more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 42 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. One more county resident is hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, and one more of those hospitalized is 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 5.8 percent and a seven-day average of 2.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.9 percent and the seven-day average is 2.0 percent.

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