COVID-19 Update August 29
- Total: 302 confirmed cases in Salem
- 1 out of every 98 Salem residents has been infected
- Salem Today: 0 new cases, 14 active cases
• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- Salem did not have anyone who tested positive today.
- NH DHHS has reported 30 new cases today, with a positivity rate of 2.54%.
- Only 17 more people in NH were reported today as “recovered” from COVID-19.
- Manchester added eight more people with COVID to their list, bringing its cumulative total to over 1900.
- Manchester now has 16 active cases, making them once again the NH community with the most active cases. Salem, with 14 active cases, is 2nd.
- More than 1800 Rockingham County residents have now been confirmed with COVID-19.
- Based on numbers provided by NH DHHS, over 200,094 individuals from NH have tested negative for COVID-19.
- Today we have a record low of only seven patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
- Globally, we have now had more than 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19.
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 30
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 30
- Children under 18 in new cases: 4
- Total positive cases in NH: 7,246
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.54%
- Active cases: 243 (Was 219 just three days ago).
- New cases in Rockingham County: 8
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,802
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 80%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,183
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,611
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,153
- Total negative cases in NH: 200,094
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 63
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 29,641
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 68
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 17
- Total Recovered: 6,571
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.7%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 1
- Current: 7
- Total Hospitalized: 714
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.85%
• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 0
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 432
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.96%
- Lives lost in Rockingham today: 0
These are not simply numbers. We must not forget that these are all someone’s husband or wife, mother or father, sister or brother, son or daughter, friend or neighbor.
Today was a hectic day for me, but they all are now-a-days! Hectic can be good, and it was just that, although I’m struggling now to stay awake as I type this. I hope your day was a good one, too.
I just re-read this quote from a scientist: “People keep telling me “you’re a biologist. Isn’t this way overblown?” My answer has and still is “we don’t have any good data. It takes years for good data. Caution is warranted.” While the scientists work to understand this new disease, and collect good data, stay safe, and always, be kind.
How our numbers have changed over time
- Rent or mortgage assistance because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
- COVID-19 testing: https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Unemployment resources: https://bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
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