Tuesday, January 11, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 106 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 45 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 61 county residents have recovered from the virus. The CCDOH has stopped doing contact tracing, so the number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is no longer being reported. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since yesterday.   

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 12.7 percent and a seven-day average of 20.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 19.3 percent and the seven-day average is 19.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 42 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,217, and the number of active cases was 312. There were 421 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 27 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 54.

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