The Columbia Count Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 7 new cases of COVID-19--the second day in a row of new cases in the single digits. The number of active cases being reported today is 4 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 3 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU today remains the same as yesterday. A week has now passed since there has been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 1.4 percent and a seven-day average of 4.7 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.2 percent and the seven-day average is 3.4 percent.
A year ago day, the CCDOH reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,520, and the number of active cases was 125. There were 171 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 86.