The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been two more deaths from COVID-19, but neither the CCDOH nor the chair of the Board of Supervisors has provided any information about the segment of the population for whom the virus is still proving deadly. Since Saturday, there have been four new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is eighteen fewer than Saturday, from which it can be inferred that 26 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine today is 32 fewer than on Saturday, and there are three fewer hospitalized. None those hospitalized is in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 1.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.6 percent and the seven-day average is 2.2 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 118, and the number of active cases was 65. There were 103 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 11.