We may have reached a vaccination threshold, and the pandemic state of emergency may be over, but COVID-19 isn't completely behind us. After several days with no new cases, the Columbia County Department of Health reported one new case today. The number of active cases being reported today is one more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that no one has recovered from the virus within the past 24 hours. There is one fewer county resident in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but one remains hospitalized. No one is in the ICU, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 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 0.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.5 percent and the seven-day average is 0.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported one new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 431, and the number of active cases was 24. There were 8 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.