Tuesday, May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health was released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been seven new cases of COVID-19. There are ten fewer active cases being reported today than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that seventeen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are four more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one fewer is hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the ICU, and 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, strangely, of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 2.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.4 percent and the seven-day average is 1.4 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 but two deaths. The total number of cases was 326, and the number of active cases was 193. There were 180 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 4 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 22.

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