The Columbia County Department of Health took the entire Labor Day weekend off, but this week, they are back to reporting the COVID-19 numbers on Saturday. Since yesterday, there have been fourteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is twelve more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, two county residents have recovered from the virus. There are two fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Tuesday, September 7.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 4.7 percent and a seven-day average of 3.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 5.0 percent and the seven-day average is 4.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 547, and the number of active cases was 1. There were 8 county residents in mandatory quarantine, and no one was hospitalized or in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.