Wednesday, November 3, 2021

COVID-19 Update

It seems the Columbia County Department of Health took Election Day off from reporting the COVID numbers, but here are the numbers for today. Since Monday, there have been 26 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 more than on Monday, from which it can be inferred that, since Monday, 25 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 12 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Monday, and 1 more is hospitalized. The number of hospitalized who are in the ICU remains the unchanged. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since October 26.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate from Monday to Tuesday for Columbia County of 4.9 percent and a seven-day average of 3.2 percent. By comparison, the positivity rate for the same period for the Capital Region was 5.9 percent and the seven-day average was 3.8 percent.

A year ago on November 2, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 708, and the number of active cases was 77. There were 368 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 21 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 42.

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