Gossips just received a press release from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, which begins:
As of midday Tuesday, the Columbia County Department of Health had recorded six new cases of COVID-19. Those, combined with six new cases recorded Monday, prompted DOH Director Jack Mabb to say, “This spike is definitely a real thing.”
There are currently no hospitalizations as a result of the virus, however, Director Mabb noted, one county resident in their 20s is “pretty sick.”
Two of Monday’s cases were vaccinated, while four were not, he added.
In addition, twenty-three campers at Camp Pontiac in Copake have contracted the virus, said Director Mabb. Eighteen of those that live closer to the camp have been sent home to quarantine, while five are in isolation on the camp grounds. Sixty-five individuals are being contact traced as a result of this outbreak – the DOH has staff onsite today.
Director Mabb reported that currently, 41 percent of the African Americans in the county are vaccinated, while 69 percent of the Hispanic community have been vaccinated.