Wednesday, November 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 26 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 8 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 18 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 20 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 Wednesday, November 17. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Monday to Tuesday of 8.5 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 8.6 percent and the seven-day average is 6.8 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 12 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 940, and the number of active cases was 66. There were 450 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.

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