After taking Veterans Day off, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Wednesday, there have been 32 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 6 more than on Wednesday, from which it can be inferred that, since Wednesday, 26 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 18 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Wednesday, and there is 1 fewer hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 1 is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, November 9.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate from Wednesday to Thursday in Columbia County of 2.4 percent and a seven-day average of 4.5 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate in the Capital Region for the same 24-hour period was 4.9 percent and the seven-day average was 5.2 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 18 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 821, and the number of active cases was 117. There were 193 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.