The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Although more and more people are getting vaccinated, the pandemic is definitely not over. Since Friday, there has been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County, and there have been 28 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is one fewer than Friday, from which it can be inferred that 28 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 36 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were on Friday, and the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.7 percent and a seven-day average of 1.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.3 percent.