Monday, May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is fourteen fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that since Saturday, 22 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are fifteen fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today, but there are three more hospitalized with the virus. None of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, May 4.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.7 percent and a seven-day average of 2.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.0 percent and the seven-day average is 1.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 326, and the number of active cases was 199. There were 182 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 6 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 20.

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