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 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that two more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are three more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but no one is hospitalized with the virus. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since June 24.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 0.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 1.4 percent and the seven-day average is 1.1 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 463, and the number of active cases was 14. There were 43 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 7 were hospitalized, and none was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.