Thursday, June 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have no new cases of COVID-19, but the CCDOH is reporting two deaths from COVID-19 which occurred in nursing homes earlier this month but were not reported to the CCDOH until today. The number of active cases being reported today is four fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that four more county residents are now considered to be recovering from COVID-19. One fewer county resident is in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one remains hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the ICU. 

Bizarrely, since the CCDOH is reporting no new cases since yesterday, the New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.5 percent and a seven-day average of 0.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.3 percent and the seven-day average is 0.4 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 431, and the number of active cases was 24. There were 7 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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