Saturday, November 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 5:00 p.m. yesterday. Since Thursday, there have been 15 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases reported on Friday was 9 fewer than on Thursday, from which it can be inferred that, from Thursday to Friday, 24 county residents recovered from the virus. There were 45 more county residents in mandatory quarantine on Friday than on Thursday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. 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 in Columbia County yesterday of 4.0 percent and a seven-day average of 3.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region was 3.9 percent and the seven-day average was 4.0 percent.

On Friday a year ago, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 740, and the number of active cases was 98. There were 316 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 25 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 43.

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