The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been no new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as yesterday, as are number of county residents in mandatory quarantine and hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the ICU, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 since May 4.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.0 percent and a seven-day average of 0.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.3 percent and the seven-day average is 0.5 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 but one death from the virus. The total number of cases was 402, and the number of active cases was 30. Sixteen 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 37.