The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 2 more deaths from COVID-19 and 35 new cases. The number of active cases being reported today is 9 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 42 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 7 fewer county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 15.8 percent and a seven-day average of 11.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 9.2 percent and the seven-day average is 9.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 1 death from COVID-19 and 17 new cases of the virus. The total number of cases was 3,182, and the number of active cases was 474. There were 392 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 30 were hospitalized, and 7 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 72.