Thursday, July 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been four new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is seven fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that eleven more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There is one more county resident in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and there is one more hospitalized with the virus. 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 1.9 percent and a seven-day average of 1.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.5 percent and the seven-day average is 3.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 2 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 484, and the number of active cases was 13. There were 71 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 3 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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