Thursday, May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been thirteen 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 fifteen more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are nineteen fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and none is hospitalized or in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Tuesday, May 4. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.8 percent and a seven-day average of 1.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region of 0.8 percent and the seven-day average is 1.3 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 45 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 305, and the number of active cases was 192. There were 189 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 16.

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