The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 11 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 12 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine today is 15 more than yesterday, and there is 1 more hospitalized. One of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been another death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since yesterday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Monday to Tuesday of 11.6 percent and a seven-day average of 4.4 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the Capital Region for the same 24-hour period was 6.7 percent and the seven-day average was 4.6 percent,
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 789, and the number of active cases was 105. There were 309 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 27 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 43.