The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since Thursday, October 20, there have been 45 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 7 more than on Thursday, from which it can be inferred that, since Thursday, 38 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 3 more county residents hospitalized today than on Thursday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since October 5.
A year ago, October 24 was a Sunday, and the CCDOH did not report COVID numbers. On the previous day, Saturday, October 23, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 5,349, and the number of active cases was 85. There were 259 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 3 were hospitalized, and 0 were in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Columbia County at this time last year was 103.