The following is quoted from the weekly press release from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors:
The Columbia County Department of Health has recorded 46 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents so far this week, DOH Director Victoria McGahan today.
There are currently 10 hospitalized county residents, with one in the ICU. There has been another COVID-related death among the community, bringing to 174 the total since the beginning of the pandemic.
Director McGahan said that, as has been the case in recent times, it’s difficult for her department to determine the actual number of COVID-19 cases in the community owing to the prevalence of home testing. She suggests this is a sign that COVID-19 has begun to be managed at home much in the manner of other illnesses, such as the flu. “This is true for vaccinated, mostly healthy people--those with other health conditions or concerns should seek medical attention,” she added.