Wednesday, December 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 7:00 p.m. today. There has been another death from COVID-19 since yesterday and 47 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 10 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 56 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is no data provided today on the number of county residents in mandatory quarantine, but 5 fewer are hospitalized. The number in the ICU remains the same.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 15.2 percent, the highest of any county in the Capital Region, and a seven-day average of 9.3 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 9.7 percent and the seven-day average is 7.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 18 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,376, and the number of active cases was 133. There were 450 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.

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