Monday, November 29, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 46 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 6 fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday, 52 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 31 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than Saturday, but 3 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. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 9.7 percent and a seven-day average of 7.8 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the Capital Region yesterday was 8.4 percent and the seven-day average was 7.8 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 984, and the number of active cases was 69. There were 269 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 20 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 45.

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