The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 19 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 3 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 16 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU today remains the same as yesterday. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 10.4 percent and a seven-day average of 6.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 5.0 percent and the seven-day average is 4.9 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 death, over a period of three days. The total number of cases was 3,419, and the number of active cases was 199. There were 290 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 83.