The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been three new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is one more than Friday, from which it can be inferred that two more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine remains the same as it was on Friday, as does the number hospitalized and in the ICU. The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 in Columbia County, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 96.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 0.5 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 one new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 439, and the number of active cases was 24. There were 9 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.