This is the third day in a row that the Columbia County Department of Health has reported a death from COVID-19. Since yesterday, there have also been 76 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 3 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 72 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 70 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday. The number hospitalized remains the same, but of those hospitalized, 3 more are in the ICU.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 16.6 percent and a seven-day average of 11.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 11.6 percent and the seven-day average is 10.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH did not report the number of new cases, but it was possible to deduce, from the information it did provide, that between December 24 and December 29 there were 142 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,563, and the number of active cases was 183. There were 356 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 13 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 49.