The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 25 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is eight fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that since Saturday, 33 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 37 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, but the number hospitalized with the virus remains the same. Today, however, none of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, August 7.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 4.0 percent and a seven-day average of 4.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 5.2 percent and the seven-day average is 4.4 percent.
A year ago today, it was Sunday, and the CCDOH did not publish a report. On the previous day, September 12, 2020, 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 7 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.