Friday, June 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update

After skipping yesterday, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Wednesday, there has been one new case of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as on Wednesday, from which it can be inferred that since Wednesday one more county resident is considered to be recovering from the virus. There are nine fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Wednesday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. No one is in the ICU, and 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 0.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.3 percent and the seven-day average is 0.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported one new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 408, and the number of active cases was 34. There were 11 county residents hospitalized with the virus, and none was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.

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