The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been ten new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is fourteen fewer than yesterday, from which we can infer that 24 more people are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are fifteen fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is one more hospitalized with the virus and one more in the ICU. There has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.4 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.1 percent and the seven-day average is 2.0 percent.