The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. People have been heralding a drop in new infections, but today's news is pretty grim. Since yesterday, there have been 4 deaths from COVID-19 and 47 new cases of the virus in Columbia County. The number of active cases being reported today is 85 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 128 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 3 fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. (Note: The information below indicates the numbers presented are for February 4, but in fact they are for today, February 3.)
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 2 deaths from COVID-19 and 15 new cases of the virus. The total number of cases was 3,222, and the number of active cases was 351. There were 376 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 27 were hospitalized, and 4 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 77.