Saturday, May 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been no new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is one fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that one more county resident is now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are four fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one fewer hospitalized with the virus. 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 1.2 percent and a seven-day average of 0.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.8 percent and the seven-day average is 1.0 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 385, and the number of active cases was 129. There were 53 county residents newly consigned to 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 32.

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