No offense, Lucy but I really didn’t want to hear from you again on this topic. – Lil
COVID by the Numbers-July 20 Edition
Today, New Hampshire reached the milestone we knew was coming. As of today, there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID in the state—100.025 to be exact—since the first case at the start of the pandemic. It has also been just a month since the last time I wrote. Then, the news was all good. Now, although the numbers are still relatively low here in NH, there are some disturbing trends.
Here in Walpole, we had just gotten down to 0 confirmed case a month ago. We kept that up until yesterday, but we now have 1 reporteded active case in town.
In Cheshire County, we were at “Low Risk” a month ago, with a seven day average of confirmed cases at 0.8 cases a day. We were down to a low of 0.4 cases a day from July 3 to July 6th, but today we are back up to 2.4 average cases per day. Any number higher than 1.0 puts us back in the “Moderate Risk” category. A month ago, there were only 4 currently active cases in the county. Today we are up to 11 active cases—still a low number, but not going in the right direction.
Statewide, the seven day average of confirmed cases got to a low of 1.1 on July 6th. As of today, it is back up to 2.1. That number will go up tomorrow, when the 61 new cases reported today are factored into the average. The number of currently active cases statewide was 196 a month ago. It was down to 169 on July 1, but as of today, there are 270 currently active cases instate. The number of hospitalizations statewide got down to 12 on July 7, but that number is back up to 24 as of today. We have lost 6 more citizens of the state since the 1st of July.
The more virulent Delta variant has been relatively slow to arrive in NH, but it is here now. Even vaccination does not guarantee that you will not get the virus, but it does make it less likely you will contract the virus, and more likely that if you do get it, it will be a relatively mild case. Still, please continue to be careful, especially in crowded indoor spaces.
Take good care, stay well, and keep dry.
~Rep. Lucy McVitty Weber
217 Old Keene Road
Walpole NH 03608