The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 91 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 29 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 120 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 Wednesday, January 19.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 20.6 percent and a seven-day average of 13.2 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 10.5 percent and the seven-day average is 11.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 40 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 2,968, and the number of active cases was 426. There were 555 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 31 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 68.