The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been three new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is six fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that nine more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 21 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus 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 1.8 percent and a seven-day average of 1.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.6 percent and the seven-day average is 2.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 108, and the number of active cases was 57. There were 85 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized with the virus, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 10.