COVID-19 Update September 15

  • Total: 318 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 93 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 11 active cases

 

• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Today another Salem resident was reported with a new COVID-19 infection, raising the number of active cases again.
  • There were not many results reported today – only 642, with 34 people infected. That low number of tests is probably responsible for the 5.3% positivity report.
  • Per NH DHHS’s dashboard, there were 4 kids aged 0-9 and 3 youth aged 10-19 infected today, for a total of 7 kids. NH DHHS reported in their press release that 5 kids under 18 were infected, so presumably, there are 2 youth aged 18-19 who are newly infected.
  • With growing concern, I share that no Salem students are showing up on the state’s COVID-19 school dashboard — despite the fact that the high school has announced infections in two Salem students. Also, Windham High School now shows 3 infections and 3 recovered cases, although news reports are claiming at least 18 students have been infected. (NHPR reported that Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette noted that the state’s COVID-19 school dashboard is not always exactly the data that the schools themselves may report. It is similar to the state’s reports, and individual nursing homes’ announcements. There is always a lag between the Division of Public Health reports because the state does not add and disclose numbers until it completes its contact investigation.) Contact investigation seems to be going very slowly.
  • Schools with active infections per NH DHHS are:
    • Pre School: None.
    • Elementary Schools:  Barrington Elementary (2); Bartlett Elementary, Manchester) (1); Seabrook Elementary (1)**
    • Middle Schools: Griffin Memorial School, Litchfield (1)**;
    • High Schools: Coe Brown, Northwood (1); New Hampton School (1, 1 recovered); Tilton School (1); Windham High, (4, 2 recovered)
    • College/University: Colby-Sawyer (1); Dartmouth (2, 1 recovered); Keene State (2, 3 recovered); Nashua Community (1); NE College-Henniker (3, 2 recovered); NE College-Manchester (0, 3 recovered)*; Plymouth State (3); Rivier Univ (1, 1 recovered); UNH-Durham (25, now 54 recovered, 1 cluster – the only cluster in a NH school*
    • * Change. ** New to list.
  • Raymond now has had its 50th confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Of the towns that are on my watch, most had no change in their cumulative total. Those with increases were Manchester (6); Derry (3); Bedford, Concord and Rochester (2 each); and with one more new case: Dover, Durham, Goffsown, Hookset, Londonderry, Merrimack, Nashua, Plaistow, Portsmouth sand Salem.
  • Of the towns that have more than 5 active cases, Manchester -10, Windham and Durham -2 each, Nashua -1, Pelham -1, Salem +1, Concord +2 and Derry +2.
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  • 152 people have been reported as “recovered” over the past four days. Active cases are down for the third day in a row, but, at 288, we have a way to go to reach the 209 that we had just 11 days ago.
  • Rockingham County has 100 active cases. We had been down to 55 people with active infections on Sept 7, so it has almost doubled in 8 days. We’ve had 85 new diagnoses in those same 8 days.
  • With one new hospitalization, the number of currently hospitalized patients has increased by two. We are back up to 9 patients; we were down to only six patients just three days ago.
  • Sadly, NH lost two more lives, both elderly women in Rockingham County.

 

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 34
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 34
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 5
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,748
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 5.3%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 642
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,147
  • New negative results reported today: 608
  • Total negative cases in NH: 224,710

• • • • Rockingham County • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,932
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 9
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 2.9
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 3.3
  • 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: 288
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 100
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 34.7%

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

  • New antibody tests: 30
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 30,469
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 44
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 35
  • Total Recovered: 7.022
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.6%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 9
  • Total Hospitalized: 722
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.32%

• • • • DEATHS IN NH• • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 438
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.65%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham today: 2

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.

It was a frustrating day for me, with too many people without masks, and without social distancing. I hope your day went well. Don’t forget to be respectful, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie


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