Monday, June 7, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there has been one new case of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is one fewer than on Friday. There are three fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday, and one fewer is 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 0.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.9 percent and the seven-day average is 0.6 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported two new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 402, and the number of active cases was 47. Thirty-one additional county residents were consigned to mandatory quarantine, 17 were 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 34.

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