The Columbia County Department of Health didn't release its numbers yesterday, so today there are two days of reporting. Since Monday, there have been 77 new cases of COVID-19--42 on Tuesday, 35 today. The number of active cases being reported today is 112 fewer than on Monday, from which it can be inferred that, since Monday, 189 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 fewer county resident hospitalized today than on Monday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 14.2 percent and a seven-day average of 9.4 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 7.6 percent and the seven-day average is 7.9 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 8 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,339, and the number of active cases was 269. There were 201 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 33 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 81.