Saturday, May 8, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been fifteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported today is fourteen more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that only one more county resident is considered to be recovering from the virus. There are twenty more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and there is one hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the ICU, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, May 4.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.6 percent and a seven-day average of 2.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.1 percent and the seven-day average is 1.3 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 but there was one death from the virus. The total number of cases was 317, and the number of active cases was 195. There were 189 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 18.


  1. This is just too much. We have no idea where these cases come from. With vaccination, I was expecting a continual, steady decline. We should know more, don't you think?

  2. 14 new cases is a lot and now we are way above the Capital Region's numbers, where a week or so ago we were way better than them. What is going on in Columbia County?

    1. Get your vaccine as soon as you're able, and please continue wearing masks and social distancing, even when outside if you're in a crowd.