The COVID19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. It has been a time of loss, of grief, and of isolation. However, it has also been a time of coming together and supporting one another.
In Watford, that sense of community has been on display in the form of the Ring of Reflection. The ring comprises 18 cherry trees; there is no significance to the number of trees. The trees have been planted around the bandstand in Cassiobury Park, Watford, and they are a symbol of hope and renewal for the community.
The trees will be a reminder of the resilience of the people of Watford, and they will provide a place for reflection and healing for years to come.
I think this will be a beautiful addition to the park and certainly will look picturesque in the spring. A good place for people who have lost loved ones to come and reflect.
The event started at 11am with the newly re-elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, giving a speech.
A plaque was later revealed, which will be located near the bandstand.
Here are a few photographs from the event, more of which can be found on the links below.
COVID19 in Watford (13/05/2022)
Below are some of the latest data for Watford taken from the government website. Currently, the stats are on a downward trend as the warm weather returns.
Cases in Watford
Between 7 May 2022 and 13 May 2022, 90 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -24.4% compared to the previous 7 days.
Vaccinations in Watford
75,856 people had been given a first dose by the end of 12 May 2022.
71,762 people had been given a second dose by the end of 12 May 2022.
54,507 people had been given a booster or third dose by the end of 12 May 2022.
Healthcare in West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Between 2 May 2022 and 8 May 2022, 44 went into the hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -12.0% compared to the previous 7 days.
There were 85 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 10 May 2022.
Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.
There were 2 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 10 May 2022.
Deaths in Watford
Between 7 May 2022 and 13 May 2022, there have been 4 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 33.3% compared to the previous 7 days.
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