Thursday, December 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 69 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 18 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 51 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine yesterday was not reported, but the number today is 11 more than on Tuesday. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same as yesterday. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since yesterday.  

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 7.9 percent and a seven-day average of 9.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 9.3 percent and the seven-day average is 8.3 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 20 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,396, and the number of active cases was 127. 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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