The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 67 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 7 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 74 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 5 more county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 today than on Friday, and, for the first time in more than a month, 1 of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since March 3.
A year ago today was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, April 30, the CCDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,083, and the number of active cases was 30. There were 135 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 3 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 93.