The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 17 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 3 more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 14 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 4 fewer county residents hospitalized today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in the county since August 22.
A year ago today, after the Labor Day weekend, the CCDOH reported a death from COVID-19 and 41 new cases. The total number of cases was 4,694, and the number of active cases was 75. There were 75 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 9 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 99.