After taking the long weekend off, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, July 2, there have been five new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that two more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are four fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday. One county resident is now hospitalized with the virus. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Thursday, June 24.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 0.0 percent and a seven-day average of 1.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 0.5 percent and the seven-day average is 0.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported three new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 451, and the number of active cases was 19. There were 7 county residents hospitalized with the virus, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.