The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there has been another death from COVID-19 and 17 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases of COVID-19 being reported today is 3 more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 13 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 3 more county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 today than on Friday, but the number in the ICU remains the same.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 2.9 percent and a seven-day average of 4.9 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region yesterday was 2.9 percent and the seven-day average was 3.3 percent.
A year ago today was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous day, February 27, the CCDOH reported 12 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,541, and the number of active cases was 92. There were 190 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 86.