Monday, March 21, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers earlier today. Since Friday, there have been 12 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 12 county residents have recovered from the virus. The number of county residents hospitalized and in the ICU is the same today as on Friday. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since March 3. 

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 2.3 percent and a seven-day average of 3.0 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.7 percent and the seven-day average is 2.7 percent.

A year ago today, it was Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers, but on the previous day, March 20, there was 1 new case. A total number of cases was 3,726, and the number of active cases was 96. There were 260 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 89.

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