The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there has been one new case of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as yesterday, from which it can be inferred that one more county resident is now considered to be recovering from the virus. All the other numbers remain the same as they were yesterday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.8 percent and a seven-day average of 0.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.2 percent and the seven-day average is 0.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported six new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 437, and the number of active cases was 27. 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.