Thursday, March 24, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 5 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is the same as yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday 5 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 fewer county residents hospitalized with the virus today than yesterday, and, as was the case yesterday, none is in the ICU. 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 0.0 percent (0 positives out of 199 tests administered) and a seven-day average of 2.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 2.8 percent and the seven-day average is 3.1 percent.

A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,779, and the number of active cases was 93. There were 354 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 89.

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