Thursday, January 20, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 121 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 256 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 377 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU today remains the same as yesterday. 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 18.9 percent and a seven-day average of 17.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 15.3 percent and the seven-day average is 16.2 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 65 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,674, and the number of active cases was 467. There were 607 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 32 were hospitalized, and 6 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 61.

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