The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been two more deaths from COVID-19. It is known from a press release issued earlier today from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, that one of the two deaths was a 62-year-old man who was unvaccinated. The CCDOH also reported 107 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday.
The number of active cases being reported today is 74 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 31 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 31 fewer county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but the number hospitalized remains the same. Of those hospitalized, 1 fewer is in the ICU.
New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 13.0 percent and a seven-day average of 16.3 percent. By comparison, the daily average for the Capital Region is 20.3 percent and the seven-day average is 16.3 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 and one death. The total number of cases was 1,774, and the number of active cases was 271. There were 333 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 30 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 51.