The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as yesterday, from which it can be inferred that eight more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are five fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, 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 0.1 percent and a seven-day average of 1.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.6 percent and the seven-day average is 1.6 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 175, and the number of active cases was 87. There were 141 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 14 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 13.