The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been just 5 new cases of COVID-19--the first time in a long time the number of new cases has been in the single digits. The number of active cases being reported today is 2 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 7 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized today remains the same as it was yesterday, but there is one fewer in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Friday, February 18.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 14 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,510, and the number of active cases was 143. There were 153 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.