The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there has been one new case of COVID-19. There are two fewer active cases being reported today than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that three 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 of hospitalized with the virus remains the same. Today, none 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 and a seven-day average of 0.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.6 percent and the seven-day average is 1.0 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 2 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 381, and the number of active cases was 137. 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.