The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 41 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 42 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 83 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 117 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than on Friday, but 1 more is hospitalized. The number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, December 22.
The New York Forward dashboard has not been updated since Friday, when the positivity rate for Columbia County was reported as 8.3 percent and the seven-day average was 9.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate on Friday for the Capital Region was 9.4 percent and the seven-day average was 8.6 percent.
A year ago today, which was a Saturday, the CCDOH published this notice: "The Columbia County Department of Health is working with a high volume of new cases through the weekend. We will be unable to provide accurate updates until Monday."