The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 50 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 16 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 66 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 5 more county residents hospitalized with the virus today than on Friday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Friday, February 18.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 15.2 percent and a seven-day average of 5.5 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.8 percent and the seven-day average is 3.7 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 16 new cases over a two-day period and 1 death. The total number of cases was 3,487, and the number of active cases was 161. There were 137 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 86.