The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers earlier today, but Gossips is just now getting around to sharing them. Since yesterday, there have been eleven new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is twelve fewer than yesterday, in which it can be inferred that 23 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is three fewer than yesterday. The number hospitalized remains the same as yesterday, but today one more of those hospitalized is in the ICU. 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 2.5 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.3 percent.
A year ago today, 4 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. The total number of cases was 93, and the number of active cases was 55. There were 84 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 9.