Wednesday, May 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today--on Facebook as well as on its own website. Since yesterday, there have been ten new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is eight more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that since yesterday two more county residents are considered to be recovering from the virus. There is one more county resident in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but no one is hospitalized with the virus. There has not been another death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since yesterday.  

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.9 percent and a seven-day average of 1.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.0 percent and the seven-day average is 1.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 34 new cases of COVID-19. The majority of the new cases were residents and staff of The Grand at Barnwell. The total number of cases was 260, and the number of active cases was 153. There were 180 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 16.

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