Thursday, September 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been thirty new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is thirteen more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, seventeen county residents have recovered from the virus. There are sixteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and one more is hospitalized with the virus. The number of those hospitalized who are in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday, September 20.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County on Wednesday, when there were fourteen new cases, of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 4.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate on Wednesday for the Capital Region was 2.8 percent and the seven-day average was 3.8 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 555, and the number of active cases was 4. There were 22 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 1 was hospitalized with the virus, 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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