After taking the weekend off, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been two new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three fewer than Friday, from which it can be inferred that five more county residents are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. There are seven fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than Friday, and one fewer is hospitalized with the virus. 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 0.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.7 percent and the seven-day average is 0.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 3 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 418, and the number of active cases was 41. There were 10 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.