After skipping yesterday, the Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for yesterday and today. Yesterday, there were 16 new cases; today, there are 20. The number of active cases being reported today is 4 fewer than on Tuesday, when the numbers were last reported, from which it can be inferred that, since Tuesday, 40 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 more county resident hospitalized with COVID-19 today than on Tuesday, and 1 of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday, August 22.
A year ago today on August 25, the CCDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,547, and the number of active cases was 61. There were 80 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized, and 2 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 97.