Friday, July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update

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 no recoveries have been reported in the past 24 hours. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is one fewer than yesterday--probably the person who is now the new case. There are no county residents hospitalized with the virus, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since June 24.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 0.9 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 33 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 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 37.

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