Friday, May 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been five new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is two fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that seven more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are eleven fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. 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 0.3 percent and a seven-day average of 1.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.1 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 5 new cases of COVID-19--the same number as reported today. The total number of cases was 358, and the number of active cases was 176. There were 133 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 29.

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