The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers hours ago, and Gossips is now able to share them. Since yesterday, there have been three new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is three fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that six more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are five fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one fewer hospitalized with the virus. As was the case yesterday, 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 0.6 percent and a seven-day average of 0.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.7 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reduced the total number of cases by two, explaining that two cases had been reported twice. The total number of cases was 379, and the number of active cases was 140. There were 76 county residents newly consigned to mandatory quarantine. There were 17 hospitalized, one of whom was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 32.