Friday, May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is five more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that three 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 no county residents are hospitalized with the virus 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 2.3 percent and a seven-day average of 2.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.5 percent and the seven-day average is 1.4 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 and one death from the virus. The total number of cases was 317, and the number of active cases was 200. There were 177 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 17.

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