COVID-19 Update September 5

  • Total: 305 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 97 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem Today: 2 new cases, 8 active cases

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Salem has two new cases today. Although three Salem residents have been diagnosed in the last two days, we have gone down from 10 to 8 active cases in the last two days
  • NH DHHS has reported 58 new cases today, with a cumulative total of 56 new cases. The last time we saw a jump that big was late July, about six weeks ago.
  • The biggest jump overnight was in Durham (UNH?) with 14 new cases. Durham has gone from 50 to 75 cases in just six days.
  • Of the other communities that I’m tracking, Manchester had 9 new cases; Dover had 4; and Salem and Goffstown each had two. The others had zero or one. (There were none for Nashua!)
  • Communities across the state seem to be creeping up, but it appears to be really scattered.
  • DHHS reported four children under 18 with new infections. Per the dashboard, there were no infections reported for kids aged 0-9, although there was an increase of 16 kids aged 10-19 with infections. (College kids?)
  • NH reported 1,482 test results. The daily average for the past week is 1,851.
  • Today the positivity rate is 3.78%. The previous week’s average was 2.1%. The one-week average for the period two weeks ago was 1.1%.
  • The positivity rate for MA was 2.1% today.
  • Active cases are back up to 250, overnight undoing all of the progress we made in the last three weeks. Yesterday we were down to 209.
  • Total hospitalizations went up by one, but the number of people currently hospitalized is unchanged.
  • There have been no new COVID-19 fat­alities in NH for eight days!
  • US continues to be the country with the most cases, followed by Brazil, then India, then Russia. However, we do need to take into account that the US has a bigger population than many countries.
  • As far as cases per 1M people, the global count is 3,469. US has the tenth highest rate per capita, with 19,405 cases per million. Countries that have higher rates are Qatar, Bahrain, French Guiana, Aruba, Panama, Chile, San Marino, Kuwait and Peru.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 58
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 56
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 4
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,424
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 3.78%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,482
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,350
  • Total negative cases in NH: 211,321

 

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,837
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 9
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 2.9
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 1.7
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.7%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 80%

• • • • • Active Cases • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 250
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 68
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 27.2%

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 69
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 30,105
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 66
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 15
  • Total Recovered: 6,742
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.8%

 

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 9
  • Total Hospitalized: 717
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.66%

 

• • • • • 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: 5.82%
  • 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.

The slight increase we see now does not bode well for Labor Day celebrations, creating an increase in the possibility of superspreader events. You can still have a good time, and, at the same time, follow social distancing guidelines and mask wearing. I hope you enjoy yourself, but still, be 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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