As noted before, the Columbia County Department of Health is no longer reporting daily COVID numbers. Instead, at the beginning of each week, the CCDOH reports the deaths from COVID-19 that occurred in the previous week, and the number of county residents hospitalized with the virus and in the ICU. Today, the CCDOH is reporting there have been two deaths from COVID-19 in the past week. Fifteen county residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, one of whom is in the ICU.
A year ago today, on January 18 (January 17 was a Sunday), the CCDOH reported 178 new cases of COVID-19 since the previous Saturday. There were 32 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19, and one was in the ICU. The total number of deaths in Columbia County attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 124, three more than the previous week.