The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been six new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is five more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that since Friday one more county resident is now considered to be recovering from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is six more than on Friday, but no county residents are hospitalized with the virus. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported 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 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.4 percent and the seven-day average is 1.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 466, and the number of active cases was 15. There were 27 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 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.