Friday, September 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update

On Monday, Columbia County reached a grim milestone: 100 deaths from COVID-19. Today, the Columbia County Department of Health is reporting another death, bringing the total to 101. The county is about to reach another staggering milestone. With today's 25 new cases, we are just three cases away from 5,000 cases of COVID-19 since the first case was reported on March 20, 2020. That's more than 8 percent of the population. 

The number of active cases being reported today is three more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 21 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 54 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. The number hospitalized is two fewer than yesterday, and the number in the ICU is one fewer.   

The New York Forward dashboard has not updated its numbers since Wednesday.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 556, and the number of active cases was 5. There were 21 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.

1 comment:

  1. Alarming numbers. For a mostly rural county, the anti-vax, unmasked contingency freely circulating poses a genuine heath risk and seriously diminishing medical care services for all. Not only are they ignorant and selfish but alarmingly malicious. To ignore the more powerful Delta variant is bordering on criminal. As in the past, understanding where the infection hot spots are would be a public service. Updated breakthrough cases and their hot spots would be helpful as well.