The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 4 more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 18 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 more county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 today than on Friday, and 1 of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Wednesday, August 3.
A year ago, August 8 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous Friday, August 6, the CCDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,380, and the number of active cases was 39. There were 55 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 2 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 96.