Even More about the COVID-19 Numbers from August 10
I got some great questions about the earlier post on the COVIUD numbers. So for those who want more info, here is what I know, and where I found it.
The NH DHHS puts out a report on the status of COVID-19 in the state of NH daily. You can find the daily summary and maps of current and cumulative case numbers here https://www.nh.gov/covid19/ and more detailed daily reports by clicking on News, then Updates, which brings you here https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm and then you can click on the date of the report you want to see.
First, we have no outbreaks at nursing homes in Cheshire County. Thank you to all the dedicated workers who are keeping our friends and relatives in nursing homes safe!
Next, the maps of current cases tell part of the story. However, for privacy reasons, towns which have less than five cases of COVID-19 are listed as having 1-4 cases. If you watch the maps and the numbers, you can figure it out a little closer. Here is what I can tell you.
As of August 10, there were 15 active cases of COVID-19 in the County. 7 of those cases are in Keene. The 2 most recent cases, reported August 10, were in Keene, as the Keene map number went from 5 on August 9 to 7 on August 10. This means that 8 active cases are located elsewhere in the county.
The towns showing as having 1-4 active cases are Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester, Marlborough, Jaffrey and Rindge. So…each of those six towns has at least one case.
According to the folks at NH DHHS this morning, they are unaware of any larger outbreaks here in Cheshire County, which means that our 15 cases are the result of travel, or exposure to another individual known to have COVID-19, or via community transmission, which as I understand it, basically means that you don’t know where you got it, so you probably got it from someone who has the virus but is asymptomatic, so they don’t know they have it.
So that is the cue for the chorus to come around again…it’s why we need to wear the mask, stay six actual feet away from others, and (here I always hear my second grade teacher’s voice) wash your hands.
~Representative Lucy Weber