The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Our two-day streak of no new cases is over. Since yesterday, there have been two new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that five more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are fourteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is one fewer hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the ICU, and it has been a month since there was a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County.
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 0.3 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 394, and the number of active cases was 108. 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.