Wednesday, May 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been two 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 four more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are thirteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday. There is one more hospitalized with the virus, and one of those hospitalized is in the ICU. 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 (even though the CCDOH reported two new cases yesterday and two today) and a seven-day average of 0.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.8 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent. 

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 381, and the number of active cases was 145. There were 393 residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 32.

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