Tuesday, July 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been six new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred the three county residents have, since yesterday, recovered from the virus. There are seven fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. After six days of no hospitalizations, there is now one county resident hospitalized with the virus. No one is in the the ICU. 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 2.7 percent and a seven-day average of 1.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.2 percent and the seven-day average is 1.8 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported two new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 468, and the number of active cases was 12. There were 24 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 were hospitalized, 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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