The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Saturday, there have been 63 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 43 fewer than on Saturday, from which it can be inferred that, since Saturday, 106 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is one more county resident in mandatory quarantine today than on Saturday, 8 more are hospitalized, and 1 more is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, December 13.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 8.4 percent and a seven-day average of 9.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 7.6 percent and the seven-day average is 7.1 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,313, and the number of active cases was 110. There were 521 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 48.
Yikes. How many beds does CMH have?ReplyDelete
I was just wondering the same thing. It doesn't seem possible that CMH can accommodate 28 COVID patients.Delete
Reading the online version of the Register Star today, you wouldn't know the disease is raging across the county. There's a misleading graph, and the words "Covid Cases", just in case you're curious. But otherwise it's business as usual. Covid crisis? Here? Nah.
There are 28 county residents hospitalized, but they are not necessarily at CMH. Many in the northern part of the county elect to go to hospitals in Albany.Delete
Actually, the numbers above, (63 cases) are for 2 days, and the 7 day, 14 day and 30 day averages for new cases have been exhibiting a general decrease over the last week. No logical reason for panic.ReplyDelete
By the way, the mortality rate for Columbia County since October 1 is 0.55%Delete
Wonderful to see that all the effort we as a community put into vaccinations, masks, social distancing, and supporting our healthcare workers is paying off.Delete