COVID-19 Update June 21
- Salem Total: 270 confirmed cases
- 1 out of every 109 residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: 3 new cases, 45 active cases.
• • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- It was a nice run, while it lasted. After 15 days with a fluctuation, up and down, of only or two total cases, Salem numbers are up by 3.
- Results were reported for nearly 3,000 people; yesterday we heard about only 318 test results. Today, only 0.87% were positive; yesterday it was over 10.%. (This is why daily averages are so important, not daily numbers.)
- In Salem, 1 out of every 109 residents has been infected. In Rockingham County, 1:216. In the State, 1:245 people have been infected.
- Globally, confirmed cases have now reached over 9 million people.
- With 31 recovered cases reported today, most towns’ active case count went down. Nashua, Concord, Bedford and Pelham are exceptions.
- Of the 17 municipalities which have had more than 50 cases, eight have less than 20 active cases, and seven had 15 or less active cases.
• Bedford now has 100 active cases.
- Most of the cases in Portsmouth have recovered. They are now listed as having 1-4 active cases.
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 27
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 26
- Children under 18 in new cases: 2
- Total positive cases in NH: 5,544
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 0.87%
- Active cases: 930
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 16.8%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 7 per DHHS
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,436
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,977
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,427
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 2,951
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 103,318
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 186
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 17,588
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 554
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 31
- Total: 4,275
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 77.1%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 2
- Current: 55
- Total: 553
- Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 9.97%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 10.0%
• • • • • 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: 339
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.1%
- 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 great day to destress. I hope you had that opportunity and were able to take advantage.
What do you think about today’s numbers? Do the new cases in Salem concern you or is it nothing to worry about? When we hear about records being made in other states, I can see that some might be concerned. However, while I think the new cases are disappointing, I don’t think we need to worry … yet. I believe that if we care about ourselves, and about others … as long as we wear our masks, and maintain social distancing … we can get through this. At least, we need to try! And while we try, please stay safe, and always, be kind.
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Q: How much testing is NH doing in comparison to our neighboring states?
A: We aren’t doing enough tests!
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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