The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. For the second day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19. There are seven fewer active cases today than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that seven more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are two fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one fewer hospitalized with the virus. 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 0.0 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 0.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported one new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 393, and the number of active cases was 115. Forty-nine additional county residents were consigned to mandatory quarantine, 18 were hospitalized with the virus, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 34.