The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 24 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 21 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, three county residents have recovered from the virus. There is one more county resident in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. The number hospitalized with the virus is the same as yesterday, but today no one is in the ICU. There has not been another death from COVID-19 reported by the CCDOH since yesterday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 6.3 percent and a seven-day average of 2.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.2 percent and the seven-day average is 4.5 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 new case of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 547, and the number of active cases was 3. There were 15 county residents in mandatory quarantine, and no one was hospitalized or in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 37.