As Gossips reported last week, the Columbia County Department of Health is no longer reporting daily COVID numbers. Instead, at the beginning of each week, they are reporting deaths from COVID that occurred in the previous week and the number of county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 and in the ICU. Today, the CCDOH reported 1 death, 22 hospitalized, and 2 in the ICU.
A year ago today, on January 10 (January 9 was a Sunday), the CCDOH reported 3 deaths and 335 new cases of COVID-19 since the previous Friday. Three county residents 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 121.