The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 42 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 13 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 55 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 45 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. 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 9.4 percent and a seven-day average of 8.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 10.0 percent and the seven-day average is 7.1 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported a death from COVID-19 and 35 new cases. The total number of cases was 1,348, and the number of active cases was 118. There were 473 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 7 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 49.