The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been ten new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is seven more than Friday, from which it can be inferred that over the weekend three more county residents recovered from the virus. There are eight fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. 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 1.7 percent and a seven-day average of 2.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.8 percent and the seven-day average is 2.5 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported three new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 477, and the number of active cases was 9. There were 5 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.