The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 79 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 10 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday 89 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 more county resident hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but 2 fewer are in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, January 19.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today 0f 12.1 percent and a seven-day average of 13.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 11.3 percent and the seven-day average is 12.2 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths. The total number of cases was 2,928, and the number of active cases was 456. There were 583 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 32 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 68.