The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 37 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 5 fewer than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, over the weekend, 42 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 3 fewer county residents hospitalized today than on Friday, 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, August 29 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On Saturday, August 28, the CCDOH reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,587, and the number of active cases was 80. There were 88 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.