COVID by the Numbers—End of May Edition
What a difference a month makes. The biggest news is that this is the first day in months that DHHS has said there are 0 currently reported cases of COVID here in Walpole.
Statewide, the seven day average of reported cases per 100,000, was 17.4 as of May 1. Today the statewide seven day average is 4.8, an over 75%decrease. The number of reported currently active cases in the state was 2,459 on May 1. That number fell to 476 today. Hospitalizations in the state declined from 84 on May 1 to 40 as of this writing. There were 49 deaths in the state this month, down from 58 in April.
In Cheshire County, the average of reported cases was 16.0 on May 1. The county average dropped to 8.6 as of today. We are still third highest in the state, but we were #1 for a good part of the month, so that is better. There was only 1 new death in Cheshire County this month, the same number as April. There were 5 new hospitalizations this month, which is actually up from April, when there was only 1. Current active reported cases in the county were 111 on May 1. Today, that number stands at 32.
In Walpole, our total number of cases went from 138 on May 1 to 144 today for a total of 5 new cases this month.. There were 8 new cases in April.
Please continue to take good care of yourselves and each other. Remember that even when fully vaccinated, there is a small chance that you might contract COVID, and if so, you could pass it on to others, especially if you have an asymptomatic case.
Enjoy your travel, and your gatherings, and may your Zoom sessions grow ever less.
~Representative Lucy Weber