The Columbia County Department of Health released its numbers earlier today. Since yesterday, there have been 13 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, 18 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 more county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but there is 1 fewer, or 0, in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday, August 22.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 15 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,602, and the number of active cases was 76. There were 64 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.