The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to just over 4,000. The number of active cases being reported today is three more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that since yesterday six more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are three fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized remains the same. Of those hospitalized, one fewer 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 0.8 percent and a seven-day average of 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.9 percent and the seven-day average is 2.2 percent.
A year ago today, 3 new cases of COVID-19 were reported and one death. The total number of cases was 100, and the number of active cases was 58. There were 84 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized with the virus, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 10.