The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is six more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that two more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 21 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday. but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, April 5.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.7 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.4 percent.
A year ago today, one new case of COVID-19 was reported, the total number of cases was 84, and the number of active cases was 52. There were 92 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 hospitalized, 2 in the ICU, and the total number of deaths from COVID-19 was 7.