Columbia County has reached a grim milestone in the pandemic: 100 deaths from COVID-19. In addition to the death, the Columbia County Department of Health is reporting twenty new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday. The number of active cases being reported today is sixteen fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday, 35 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are six fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were on Saturday. There are two fewer hospitalized, and one fewer in the ICU.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.3 percent and a seven-day average of 5.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.4 percent and the seven-day average is 3.9 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 553, and the number of active cases was 4. There were 13 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.