The Columbia County Department of Health has returned to reporting COVID numbers on Sunday, as they did last year. Since yesterday, there have been 34 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 14 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 20 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 57 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, and the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Thursday, December 9.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 8.2 percent and a seven-day average of 8.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 5.9 percent and the seven-day average is 6.5 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,140, and the number of active cases was 88. There 411 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 46.