The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. The run of no new cases, which lasted for three days, is over. Today, the CCDOH is reporting two new cases. A press release from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, explains that the two new cases are both "adult family members residing in the same domicile." The number of active cases is two more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that no county residents have recovered from the virus in the past 24 years. There is one more county resident in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but, as was the case yesterday, no one is hospitalized or in the ICU with the virus. No deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbia County since Thursday, 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 0.3 percent and the seven-day average is 0.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported two new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 447, and the number of active cases was 27. There were 7 county residents 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.