Wednesday, May 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been six new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is four more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that two more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are eleven fewer 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 of 2.9 percent and a seven-day average of 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.4 percent and the seven-day average is 1.2 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported nine new cases of COVID-19 and one death from the virus. The total number of cases was 354 and the number of active cases was 190. There were 153 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 19 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 28.

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