The Columbia County Department of Health released its daily numbers at 6:00 p.m. yesterday. Since Friday, there had been fourteen new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in Columbia County since the beginning of the pandemic now exceeds 5,000 by eleven. The number of active cases reported yesterday was six more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, between Friday and Saturday, eight county residents have recovered from the virus. There were 58 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine on Saturday than on Friday, but the number hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU remained the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Friday, September 24.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate from Friday to Saturday in Columbia County of 6.0 percent and a seven-day average of 5.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the same period for the Capital region was 3.4 percent and the seven-day average was 3.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 562, and the number of active cases was 10. There were 34 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.