The Columbia County Department of Health released these numbers yesterday, and Gossips is just getting around to sharing them. Between Friday and Saturday, there were twelve new cases of COVID-19. Strangely, the number of active cases reported on Saturday was thirteen more than were reported on Friday. On Saturday, there were 42 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine than there were on Friday, but there was one more hospitalized with the virus. As had been the case on Friday, one of those hospitalized was in the ICU. As of Saturday, there had been no deaths from COVID-19 in Columbia County since March 15.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.7 percent and a seven-day average of 2.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.0 percent and the seven-day average is 2.4 percent.