COVID by the Numbers—April 4 Edition
I have a long week ahead this week. We have had very few session days so far, and the work has piled up. The Speaker has called us for three session days this week, 9 am to 9 pm, at the Bedford Sports Complex. Not much is happening with the numbers, so the numbers this week are going to be a summary.
Statewide, the numbers continue to hover around a seven day average of reported cases of just over 28 per thousand.. Most days, there are over 400 new cases reported in NH..
In Cheshire County, the numbers are down a bit, with the county average at 14.6, down from 20.1. We are back down to having the 2nd lowest rate per 100,000 in the state.
Best news of all was that in Walpole, we had two days with 0 current reported cases in town, for the first time in months. There was 1 new case reported Sunday, so we are not done yet.
This last weekend was a major travel event, so expect the numbers to rise in the next couple of weeks, and take extra care until we get through whatever surge occurs as a result.
All NH residents 16 or older may sign up for vaccine now. Our numbers might be better is we offered vaccine to all college students, not just the resident ones, but the Governor won’t allow that. Access also continues to be an issue for non-residents who are here but who cannot travel to their place of residence for the vaccine. If you are in that situation, you might try calling 211 and just asking if exceptions might be made. With the supply of vaccine increasing weekly, my hope is that it it just might happen soon.
Wear your mask, keep your distance, wash your hands, and keep well.
~Representative Lucy Weber