The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been six new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is six more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that there have been no recoveries reported in the past 24 hours. There are sixteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, 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 0.4 percent and a seven-day average of 0.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.4 percent and the seven-day average is 0.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 422, and the number of active cases was 36. There were 13 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.