Tuesday, September 6, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Friday, there have been 50 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 10 more than on Friday, from which it can be inferred that, since Friday, 40 county residents have recovered from the virus. There is 1 fewer county resident hospitalized today than on Friday, but, for the first time in more than a week, 1 of those hospitalized is in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since August 22.

A year ago, September 6 was Labor Day, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On Friday, September 3, the CCDOH reported 20 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 4,653, and the number of active cases was 65. There were 75 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 8 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 98.

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