Monday, May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there has been one new case of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is ten fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that eleven more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are thirty fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, 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 May 4.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 1.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.8 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 371, and the number of active cases was 181. There were 261 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and none was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 32.

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