The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 102 new cases of COVID-19, but fortunately, there has not been another death. The number of active cases being reported today is 70 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 32 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 14 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized and in the ICU has not changed.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 16.4 percent and a seven-day average of 13.1 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 15.4 percent and the seven-day average is 11.6 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH did not report the number of new cases, but it was possible to deduce that there had been 58 since the previous day. The total number of cases was 1,621, and the number of active cases was 215. There were 338 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 49.