Wednesday, January 19, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there has been another death from COVID-19 and 104 new cases. The number of active cases being reported today is 78 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 181 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 3 more county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, and 2 more of those hospitalized are in the ICU.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 11.7 percent and a seven-day average of 17.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 13.7 percent and the seven-day average is 16.5 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 48 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,609, and the number of active cases was 429. There were 558 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 32 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 56.

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