COVID-19 Update September 1

  • Total: 302 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 98 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 10 active cases

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • For the fifth day in a row, Salem did not have anyone who tested positive.
  • NH DHHS has reported 23 new cases today, with a cumulative total of 22 new cases.
  • Another 4 kids under 18 have been infected.
  • There were only 365 test results reported today. We almost never see numbers this low. The daily average for the past week is 1,812 tests per day.
  • Today, the positivity rate is 6.03%, which, while uncomfortably high, is probably a one-day anomaly, because there were so few tests. The average for the last week is 1.9%, and the average for the past two weeks is 2.79%.
  •  NH DHHS has reported one new hospitalization, but the number of currently hospitalized patients has increased by two. This suggests that a previous patient was released, and then re-admitted.
  • There have been no new fatalities in NH in the 24-hour period covered by this report.
  • Only three long-term care facilities have ongoing outbreaks. (Outbreak is 3 or more cases; ongoing is new cases within the last two weeks.) Those three are Rockingham County of Corrections in Brentwood, with 11 residents and 1 staff; Evergreen Place, Manchester with 27 residents and 16 staff diagnosed; and Mountain View Community, Ossipee, with 1 resident and four staff. None of them have had any fatalities.
  • 30 different facilities have had outbreaks which have been closed. One of those facilities had two separate outbreaks.
  • Long-term care facilities account for 27% of all of the confirmed cases in NH, and 70% of the COVID-related deaths.
  • I updated my Long-Term Care report with details about the closed outbreaks, which can be found here.
  • Overnight, Durham went from 49 confirmed cases to 55.
  • Concord has now had 150 confirmed cases, although they have less than five active cases.

 

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 23
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 22
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 4
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,297
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 6.03%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 365
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,349
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 343
  • Total negative cases in NH: 203,984

 

• • • • • Rockingham County • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,813
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 4
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 1.3
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 1.8
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.9%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 80%

 

• • • • • Active Cases • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 231
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 75
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 32.5%

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 9
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 29,761
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 63
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 19
  • Total Recovered: 6,634
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.9%

 

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 8
  • Total Hospitalized: 715
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.80%

 

• • • • • 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: 5.92­­%
  • 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.

Tomorrow Salem’s public schools reopen for the first time in 5.5 months. For some families, keeping a child home for ­­remote learning was an easy decision; while other families had no second thoughts about sending their kids to school. Many others struggled with making a decision. Whatever decision you made, feel proud that you made the right decision for your family. What works for you, might not work for other families. It’s not time to judge others.­­­

Your kids, whether they are remote learning or going to school, will have unique experiences. Your job is to teach them to stay safe, and always, be kind. May they go in peace.

~Bonnie


How our numbers have changed over time

 

 


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