The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there has been yet another death from COVID-19, bringing the total for the month of February to 9, and 20 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 20 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 12 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 2.7 percent and a seven-day average of 7.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.0 percent and the seven-day average is 6.9 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 death. The total number of cases was 3,361, and the number of active cases was 255. There were 276 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 25 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 82.