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.