The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 27 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 3 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 30 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 more county resident hospitalized today than on Friday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since July 25.
A year ago, August 1 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, July 30, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,339, and the number of active cases was 33. There were 16 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 96.