COVID by the Numbers—April 11 Edition
Statewide, the numbers have risen from a seven day average of reported cases of just over 28 per 100,000, to an average of just over 31 per 100,000. On two days this week, there are over 500 new cases reported in NH. Hospitalizations in the state rose from 87 to 110 just this week alone, There were 10 new deaths in the state this week.
In Cheshire County, the county average of reported cases rose from 14.6 to 17.3 per 100,000. That is still the second best rate in the state, behind Sullivan County which is at 16.2. Strafford County is the current hot spot, with an average of 45.3 cases per 100,000. There were 0 new deaths in Cheshire County this week, and only 1 new hospitalization. There are 99reported active cases in the county.
In Walpole, we have had only 1 new case this week, and there remain 1-4reported active cases in town.
Today, it was reported that NH has seen 3 reported cases of COVID in persons who were fully vaccinated. Please remember that vaccination is NOT 100% against transmission of the disease. A few vaccinated people will still contract the disease. And the person who contracts the disease may be asymptomatic, and never know they have the disease, which increases the chance that they might pass it on to others, unknowingly.
So please continue to take good care of yourselves and each other, and keep well.
~Representative Lucy Weber