The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been two new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is four fewer than Saturday, from which it can be inferred that six more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are fourteen fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. None of the hospitalized is in the ICU. 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 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 0.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.9 percent and the seven-day average is 0.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 and one death. The total number of cases was 390, and the number of active cases was 114. Thirty-six county residents were newly consigned to mandatory quarantine, 18 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 34.