The Columbia County Development of Health has released its numbers for today. The sad news is, as more and more of us are getting vaccinated, that there has been another death from COVID-19, bringing the total in the county to ninety. Since yesterday, there have been fourteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is four fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that seventeen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine remains the same as yesterday. There are five fewer county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but one more of those hospitalized is now in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.6 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.2 percent and the seven-day average is 2.4 percent.