The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 12 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 5 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 17 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday, August 22.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 23 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,570, and the number of active cases was 68. There were 67 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 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.