After taking two days off for the holiday, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Wednesday, there have been 61 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county during the pandemic to 6,000. The number of active cases being reported today is 40 fewer than on Wednesday, from which it can be inferred that, since Wednesday, 101 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 106 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Wednesday, but 2 more are hospitalized. None of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, November 17.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County from Thursday to Friday of 5.5 percent and a seven-day average of 7.9 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the same 24-hour period for the Capital Region was 7.3 percent and the seven-day average was 7.0 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 18 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 968, and the number of active cases was 63. There were 338 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 15 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 45.
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