The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 28 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 19 fewer than yesterday, but since yesterday's number seemed inflated, it is hard to infer how many county residents have recovered from the virus since yesterday. There are 2 fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, and none 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 Sunday to Monday of 11.1 percent and a seven-day average of 8.6 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the same 24-hour period for the Capital Region was 7.2 percent and the seven-day average was 6.8 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 928, and the number of active cases was 72. There were 409 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 45.