The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 17 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 15 fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday 32 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine today is 27 fewer than on Saturday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since October 7.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 3.8 percent and a seven-day average of 3.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region was 4.5 percent and the seven-day average was 3.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 16 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 660, and the number of active cases was 62. There were 99 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 18 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 38.
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