Wednesday, September 1, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been ten new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is three more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, seven more county residents have recovered from the virus. There are nine fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since August 19.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.2 percent and a seven-day average of 2.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region was 4.3 percent and the seven-day average was 4.6 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 543, and the number of active cases was 8. There were 24 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 1 was 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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