COVID-19 Update June 26
- Salem Total: 268 confirmed cases
- 1 out of every 110 residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: MINUS ONE new case, 43 active cases.
• • • • DEPENDING ON WHO YOU LISTEN TO • • • • •
- America has flattened the curve, OR there were nearly 40,000 new cases yesterday, the first time the daily count has ever been that high.
- All states are opening up, OR eleven states are pausing their reopening schedule, and two — Florida and Texas — are rolling back reopening plans.
- More testing means more positive cases, OR hospital admissions in the communities with increased rates are exploding because of increased cases.
- We have encouraging news, OR more than 125,000 Americans have died.
- We are making a lot of progress, OR there are ten times more infections than we thought.
- Masks aren’t necessary, OR over the last 2 weeks, cases have risen by 84% in states that don’t require wearing masks, and have fallen by 25% where masks are required.
- The virus is going to go away, OR more than 2.5 million Americans have tested positive.
• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •
- After 2 days with a cumulative total of 270, Salem dropped down to 269. We stayed there for three days, and we are now down again, with a cumulative total of 268. We have 3 more cases than we had 20 days ago.
- There continue to be very few positive cases in relation to the total tests. Based on 13 new positive cases, 0.87% were positive. Using the State’s 34 new cases, it is 2.26%. Either way, it’s still low. The State watches this ratio as one of the key metrics, so this is a good sign.
- The percentage of positive cases has been up and down quite a bit over the last few weeks, which is why it’s important to look at daily averages. The last two weeks have averaged 2.03%.
- Yesterday, Manchester hit 1,500 total confirmed cases.
- Current hospitalizations went down by another 15 patients, bringing NH down to 32 patients, a record low. The number of hospitalizations is one of the metrics the State watches, so this is a good sign.
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 34
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 33
- Children under 18 in new cases: 1
- Total positive cases in NH: 5,671
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 0.87%
- Active cases: 925
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 16.4%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 6 per DHHS; 5 by math
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,455 (was 1,450 yesterday)
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,502
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,269
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,489
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 109,117
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 250
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 18,518
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 524
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 11
- Total: 4,381
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 77.5%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 1
- Current: 32
- Total: 561
- Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 9.93%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 5.7%
• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 8
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 7
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 357
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.3%
- Lives lost in Rockingham today: 1
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.
I look at NH numbers, and feel very optimistic. Then I look at what’s happening across the country and wonder when it will catch up with us. It’s easy to feel confident, while our numbers are so low … but don’t let down your guard. Have a great weekend! Always wear a mask when out in public. Keep your social distancing. Wash your hands. 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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