Monday, April 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been fifteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three fewer than Saturday, from which it can be inferred that eighteen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. Thirteen fewer county residents are in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, and one more is hospitalized but of those hospitalized two fewer are in the ICU. It has now been a week since there has been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 2.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.1 percent and the seven-day average is 2.4 percent.

A year ago today, 5 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. The total number of cases was 89, and the number of active cases was 53. There were 85 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. One death was reported a year ago today, bringing the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at that time to 8.

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