Monday, November 15, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 42 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 18 more than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday, 24 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 59 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, but 1 more is hospitalized. None of those hospitalized 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 for Columbia County from Saturday to Sunday of 5.4 percent and a seven-day average of 4.8 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the Capital Region for the same 24-hour period was 5.8 percent and the seven-day average was 5.6 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 842, and the number of active cases was 111. There were 139 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 27 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 43.

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