Tuesday, April 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been seven new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that ten more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. Four more county residents are in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been another death from COVID-19 since yesterday.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 1.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.4 percent and the seven-day average is 2.2 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 and one death. The total number of cases was 120, and the number of active cases was 66. There were 118 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 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 12.

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