Friday, May 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been twelve new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is seven more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that five more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are seven more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and two more are hospitalized with the virus, although none 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 3.6 percent and a seven-day average of 2.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.1 percent and the seven-day average is 1.4 percent.   

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 5 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 333, and the number of active cases was 183. There were 151 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 24.

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