The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been twenty new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is six more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, fourteen county residents have recovered from the virus. There are fourteen more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is one fewer hospitalized. As was the case yesterday, one of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since yesterday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Wednesday to Thursday of 1.0 percent and a seven-day average of 2.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the same period in the Capital Region was 4.9 percent and the seven-day average was 4.8 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 544, and the number of active cases was 7. 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.