Saturday, May 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. For the first time in a long time, the CCDOH is reporting no new cases of COVID-19. Bizarrely, although there have been no new cases, the number of active cases being reported today is five more than yesterday. The number of country residents in mandatory quarantine today is the same as yesterday, as is the number 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 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 1.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.9 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported two new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths from the virus. The total number of cases was 360, and the number of active cases was 172. There were 194 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 31.

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