The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today, and it seems the pandemic is having a resurgence. Since yesterday, there have been 27 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 22 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 5 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 53 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. 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 Sunday to Monday of 15.7 percent and a seven-day average of 6.0 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the Capital Region for the same 24-hour period was 7.3 percent and the seven-day average was 5.6 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 and one death. The total number of cases was 851, and the number of active cases was 102. There were 130 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 25 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 44.