The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 52 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 64 more than on Saturday, which suggests there may have been an error in recording the numbers. There are 81 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, but the number hospitalized remains the same. None of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, November 17.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Saturday to Sunday of 7.8 percent and a seven-day average of 9.1 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the same 24-hour period for the Capital Region was 5.9 percent and the seven-day average was 6.8 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 3 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 922, and the number of active cases was 87. There were 424 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 17 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 45.