Monday, March 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is fifteen fewer than Saturday, from which it can be inferred that 37 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 127 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were on Saturday, and there is one fewer hospitalized with the virus. However, of those hospitalized, one more is now in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since March 15.  

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 4.0 percent and a seven-day average of 2.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.5 percent and the seven-day average is 2.4 percent.

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