The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers at 4:00 p.m. today, and they are stunning. Since yesterday, there have been 212 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is just 33 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 179 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 more county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, 1 of whom is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Thursday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 14.9 percent and a seven-day average of 21.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 17.0 percent and the seven-day average is 18.2 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 65 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,414, and the number of active cases was 387. There were 660 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 26 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 54.