COVID-19 Update July 31

  • Total: 283 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 104 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 17 active cases.

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Another person has been infected in Salem. That’s 2 people per week for the last two weeks.
  • NH DHHS reports 42 new cases today. The positivity rate is 2.61%, slightly less than yesterday, when there were fewer positive cases. The daily average since July 6 is 2.25%, so things are still fairly stable.
  • One more community, Plaistow, now has a total of 50 total confirmed cases. This is the 21st community to reach that landmark.
  • 11 of the 21 communities had at least one new confirmed case today, including Portsmouth, which has had a total of 15 new cases amongst their residents since Monday.
  • The number of active cases is back under 400.
  • There were two concerning news items today regarding children and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infections::
  1. 75% of the attendees and staff at a Georgia overnight camp have tested positive for COVID-19. CDC says, “This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports might play an important role in transmission.” Details everywhere, including here.
  2. A new study was released today: Young children with coronavirus may carry 10 to 100 times more of the virus than adults. Details can be found in many places, including here.

 

• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 42
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 39
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 3
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,583
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.61%
  • Active cases: 396
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 6.0%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 10
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,624
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,492
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,073
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,453
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 153,218

 

• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •

  • New antibody tests: 110
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 26,920
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 113
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 50
  • Total Recovered: 5,772
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 87.7%

 

• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •

  • New: 1
  • Current: 18
  • Total Hospitalized: 693
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.53%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 2.6%

 

• • • • • 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: 415
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.3%
  • 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.

 

Facts to consider as you start your weekend:

There have been 17.7 million COVID19 cases worldwide.
There have been 4.7 million COVID-19 cases in the US.
The US has more than 25% of all of the cases.
The US has less than 5% of the world’s population.
Enjoy your weekend, but stay smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie

Useful links

  • If you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
  • Info about COVID-19 testing is compiled in one place on my website.
  • Complications of COVID-19 Survivors of all ages can be found on my website.
  • Help for Salem residents is on my website.
  • A list of COVID-19 Resources can be found on my website.
  • An update of nearby communities can be found here.
  • Institutional Outbreaks as of June 18 on my website.
  • Resources from NH DHHS are on the State’s website.
  • Guidance documents from the State are on the State’s website.
  • COVID-19 is not the flu. Details on my website.
  • The Science Behind Masks. Details on my website.
  • Unemployment in the COVID era. Details on my website.

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RESOURCES:

My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/

Salem specific info can be found at https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/

The report containing information about other towns, counties and our MA neighbors has been moved to https://bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-update-nh-towns/I’m updating this information weekly. The last update was May 24.


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