The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 30 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, over the weekend, 31 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 fewer county resident hospitalized with COVID-19 today than on Friday, and 1 fewer in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Wednesday, August 10.
A year ago, August 15 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, August 13, the CCDOH reported 5 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,430, and the number of active cases was 40. There were 65 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 5 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 96.