Although Columbia County has achieved a 70 percent vaccination rate, the pandemic is far from over. Today, the Columbia County Department of Health reported the county's 98th death from COVID-19. Since yesterday, there have been thirteen new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is six fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, eighteen county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine remains the same as it was yesterday, but, sadly, there is one fewer county resident hospitalized and in the ICU.
New York Forward dashboard has not been updated since yesterday.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 543, and the number of active cases was 8. There were 22 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.