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.
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.