Friday, January 14, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 108 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 89 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 197 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 more county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but none is in the ICU. 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 19.1 percent and a seven-day average of 22.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 20.8 percent and the seven-day average is 18.9 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 51 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,349, and the number of active cases was 341. There were 720 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 26 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 54.

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