A year ago, August 22 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, August 20, the CCDOH reported 3 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,493, and the number of active cases was 57. There were 115 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 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 97.