The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there has been another death from COVID-19, making a grim total of 11 deaths in the 18 days so far of February. There have also been 18 new cases of the virus. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 16 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 fewer county resident hospitalized 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 3.3 percent and a seven-day average of 6.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.0 percent and the seven-day average is 4.2 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 17 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,454, and the number of active cases was 190. There were 288 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 16 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 85.
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