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COVID by the Numbers—November 14 edition

Buckle up folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

In the first week of November, there were 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Cheshire County.  In the second week of November, the number of new cases more than doubled, to 78 new cases.  I would give you the numbers and locations of the current cases, but the DHHS web site that gives these numbers is down for maintenance until at least Monday.  The 7 day moving average of cases per 100,000 in Cheshire County as of November 12 was 10.5, up from 3.0 less than two weeks ago on November 1.  Cheshire County has lost its place as having the lowest 7 day average in the state; it is now third lowest, behind Carroll and Grafton.

Statewide last week the total number of new confirmed cases was 2088, for an average of 298 new cases a day.  Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation by delivering 462 new confirmed cases.  Hospitalizations, which were at 38 at the beginning of the month, are now at 68.  10 more of our citizens died this week.  Three of those departed were from our neighboring Sullivan County. The statewide 7 day moving average of cases per 100,000 is at 23.9 as of November 14.  That is up from 4.5 on November 1.  New Hampshire has gone from having the 3rd or even 2nd lowest rate per 100,000 in the United States to being 41st out of 51, higher than not only Vermont(8.0) and Maine(12.6), but also higher than New York, Washington, Oregon, California, The District of Columbia, Georgia, Virginia and Hawaii.

Nationally, the 7 day moving average of cases per 100,000 has risen from 24 to 44 since November 1.

Wear your mask.  And if you breathe with that nose, wear your mask over your nose.

Keep your distance—a full six feet.

Wash your hands. 

Be incredibly careful if you meet with friends and loved ones who are not members of your household.

And keep well.

~ Representative Lucy Weber lwmcv@comcast.net 603-499-0282.

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