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 two fewer than yesterday, from which it can it inferred that ten more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are nine more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. 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 1.2 percent and a seven-day average of 2.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.0 percent and the seven-day average is 1.5 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 328, and the active cases was 184. There were 159 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and none was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 24.