Thursday, November 18, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 27 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 37 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 64 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 26 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 yesterday.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate in Columbia County yesterday of 9.6 percent and a seven-day average of 7.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 7.3 percent and the seven-day average is 6.2 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 873, and the number of active cases was 92. There were 371 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 19 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 44.

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