Monday, May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Update

After taking the weekend off, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is fourteen fewer than Friday, from which it can be inferred that 23 more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 46 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. None of those hospitalized 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 of 1.7 percent and a seven-day average of 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.5 percent and the seven-day average is 1.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 344, and the number of active cases was 188. There were 153 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 17 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 26.

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