Saturday, November 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 2:00 p.m. today. Since yesterday, there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 9 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 13 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 41 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there is one fewer hospitalized and none is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Tuesday, November 7.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Thursday to Friday of 3.9 percent and a seven-day average of 4.5 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the Capital Region for the same 24-hour period was 4.1 percent and the seven-day average was 5.2 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 831, and the number of active cases was 120. There were 175 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 27 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 43.

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