Wednesday, April 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been five new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is five more than yesterday, from which is can be inferred that no one has been reported as recovering in the past 24 hours. There are seven more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is one fewer hospitalized, and, as was the case yesterday, none of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death reported from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, April 19.

There was a time when people were desperate for the vaccine and would go to great lengths to get vaccinated. Now, the CCDOH is having a hard time filling the appointments. Today's update from the CCDOH includes this message:
COVID-19 Vaccine (MODERNA) appointments available for our Saturday clinic (4/24) 10AM-1PM at Hudson Central Firehouse (77 North 7th Street). The second dose automatically scheduled for 5/22. Follow THIS LINK to register. Anyone over 18 is eligible. Walk-ups will be accepted on Saturday. be sure you can make the 2nd dose appointment on 5/22.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.9 percent and a seven-day average of 1.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 124, and the number of active cases was 68. There were 121 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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