The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, which was the last time the numbers were reported, there have been thirteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is ten fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that 23 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 36 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, April 19.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.7 percent and a seven-day average of 1.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.7 percent and the seven-day average is 1.7 percent.
The number of new cases reported between April 23 and April 26 last year was 14. The total number of cases was 152, and the number of active cases was 75. There were 142 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 15 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 13.