COVID-19 Update September 11

  • Total: 315 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 94 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 13 active cases

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Another Salem resident has been infected with COVID-19. This is the fourth day in a row with new cases in Salem. We’ve had 12 new cases in the past week. The previous week we only had one. That’s 13 new cases in the past two weeks; and we have 13 active cases.
  • In NH, the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 went up by 47 today.
  • The positivity rate today was 2.88, far better than yesterday’s 4.56%.
  • New infections include 5 kids under 18. There were three kids aged 0-9 and seven youth aged 10-19.
  • Of the communities that I have been watching, fourteen have had an increase in the number of cumulative cases, including Durham, Manchester, and Nashua (+5 each); Concord, Plaistow, and Windham (+3); Pelham (+2); and Bedford, Derry, Dover, Exeter, Hanover, Laconia and Salem (each with +1).
  • Communities that have five more active cases and had one or more new active cases are: Nashua (5); Durham (4); Concord, Manchester and Windham (3 each), Ossipee (2) and, with one more case than yesterday are Bedford, Derry, Dover, Pelham, and Salem. Of the communities I am watching, with five or more active cases, there was no change in the net number of active cases in Brentwood, Exeter, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hooksett or Keene.
  • Last Friday, NH was down to a low of 209 active cases. In one week, it has gone up to 316.
  • There was one new hospitalization of a patient with COVID-19. In the past 11 days, NH has been as low as 6 patients and as high as 10 patients. Currently, 7 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • So far, no Salem students, and only two Windham students, are showing up on the state’s COVID-19 school dashboard.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 48
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 47
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 5
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,620
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.88%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,632
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,221
  • New negative results reported today: 1,585
  • Total negative cases in NH: 219,671

• • • • • Rockingham County • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,895
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 18
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 5.8
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 3.1
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.9%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 79%

• • • • • Active Cases • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 316
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 92
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 29.1%

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

  • New antibody tests: 41
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 30,325
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 41
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 3
  • Total Recovered: 6,870
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.2%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 7
  • Total Hospitalized: 720
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.49%

• • • • • 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: 434
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.7%
  • 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.

 

Nineteen years ago, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked planes were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes. We cried. We got angry. And the world changed.
 
In the past three days, 3,363 people have died in the US from COVID-19 — more than those who died at the hand of those terrorists. Where are the tears now? Where is the anger? The world has changed, but we aren’t doing much to stop the deaths.

There have been so many deaths. Have we become immune to feeling sorrow for these people? PEOPLE! They aren’t just statistics on a spreadsheet … they are someone’s husband or wife, mother or father, sister or brother, son or daughter, friend or neighbor.

As we remember those who died in the hands of terrorists two decades ago, let us also remember those who have died needlessly in recent days and weeks. And, perhaps, even more, let us remember the loved ones who were left behind.
 
May they all rest — or live — in peace.

Enjoy your weekend, but stay smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie


Communities that had had more than 50 total cases, or communities that currently have more than 5 active cases. (September 4)

How our numbers have changed over time

 

 


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