The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been six 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 six more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are ten fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, but the two more are hospitalized and one more of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, April 5.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 1.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.1 percent and the seven-day average is 2.3 percent.
A year ago today, the number of new cases reported was 4, the total number of cases was 76, the number of active cases was 45, there were 80 in mandatory quarantine, 6 hospitalized, 2 in the ICU, and there had been 4 deaths.