The Columbia County Department of Health released its COVID numbers at 7:00 p.m. today. Since yesterday, there have been a staggering 126 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 17 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 109 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents in mandatory quarantine is 3 more than yesterday, and 1 more county resident is hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, December 29.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 15.0 percent and a seven-day average of 17.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 19.8 percent and the seven-day average is 16.1 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 43 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 1,747, and the number of active cases was 258. There were 346 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 23 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 50.