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 one more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that since yesterday there have been no new recoveries. There are five more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus has not changed. 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 0.4 percent and the seven-day average is 0.6 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 but two deaths. The total number of cases was 402, and the number of active cases was 34. Twenty-eight additional county residents were consigned to mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and none was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 36.