The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is seven fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, fifteen county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 47 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than there were yesterday, and one more county resident is hospitalized. None of those hospitalized is in the ICU, and there has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate in Columbia County yesterday of 6.6 percent and a seven-day average of 4.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region was 3.8 percent and the seven-day average was 3.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 564, and the number of active cases was 10. There were 24 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 1 was hospitalized and in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.