The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 16 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 2 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday 14 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 more county resident hospitalized with COVID-19 today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 2.6 percent and a seven-day average of 6.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.6 percent and the seven-day average is 4.4 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 18 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,437, and the number of active cases was 192. There were 301 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 17 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 83.