The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers yesterday when Gossips was busy reseeding the Hudson Dog Park. On Monday, there were 44 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, June 3. The number of active cases reported on Monday was 14 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, over the weekend, 58 county residents recovered from the virus. There were 4 fewer county residents hospitalized on Monday than on Friday, but the number in the ICU remained the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since May 16.
A year ago, June 6 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, June 4, 2021, the CCDOH reported 2 cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,248, and the number of active cases was 9. There were 26 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 2 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Columbia County at this time last year was 94.