Tuesday, July 27, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is nine more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that no county residents have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. There are five more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized 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 1.9 percent and a seven-day average of 1.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.3 percent and the seven-day average is 2.6 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 477, and the number of active cases was 9. There were 44 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 5 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.


  1. Not surprised there are more cases every day. Lots of people not wearing masks now, not in the stores, not on the street.

  2. The mask mandate needs to be reinstated indoors. There is no way to tell who has a vaccine and who does not, and there are people without vaccines walking into stores unmasked. Bars and restaurants are packed with maskless customers. If you wanted to create an experiment for the creation of more deadly, vaccine resistant variants, this is it.