Following is the latest update from the Columbia County Department of Health.
Although our numbers are low, it is IMPORTANT to remember to stay home if you feel symptoms. Recent positives were feeling ill and continued to go to work and/or socialized and potentially exposed many more people, putting them on Mandatory Quarantine for 14 days. Please continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask!
As of 12:00 PM on August 2, 2020:
– Columbia County has had 37 residents that have passed away from COVID-19.
-Columbia County has 497 confirmed positive cases, which is 20 more than last week.
-There are 15 active cases of COVID-19 in Columbia County, up from last week’s 9. We are monitoring 78 county residents on mandatory quarantine, and there are 13 on precautionary quarantine. Last week there were 44 ad 8 (respectively).
– 445 of the 497 cases are recovering from COVID-19
– 3 of the positive cases are hospitalized, none of those hospitalized are in the ICU
-We have received 18,537 PCR reports. Please note this number may represent duplicate reports, out of county reports, and multiple nursing home testings.