The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there has been another death from COVID-19 and 33 new cases. The number of active cases being reported today is 2 more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, over the weekend, 30 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 more county resident hospitalized today than on Friday, but none of those hospitalized is in the ICU.
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.
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