Monday, November 1, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 13 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 23 fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday, 36 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 53 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, one more is hospitalized, but one fewer is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, October 26. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.6 percent and a seven-day average of 3.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region was 4.6 percent and the seven-day average was 3.7 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 699, and the number of active cases was 76. There were 376 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 19 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 42.

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