The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 24 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 1 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 25 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but 1 more of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Monday, September 12.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 17 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,836, and the number of active cases was 94. There were 217 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 10 were hospitalized, and 3 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 99.