COVID-19 Update August 11

COVID-19 Update August 11

  • Total: 289 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 102 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 11 active cases.


• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • One more person who calls Salem “home” has tested positive for COVID-19. However, four more Salemites have been reported as “recovered,” bringing our total down to 11 active cases.
  • There were 21 new positive cases reported in New Hampshire today, out of 1,121 tests. That’s a 1.87% positivity rate.
  • Our positivity rate has been steady, averaging from 2.19% over the past two months, to 2.22% over the past month, to 1.84% over the past week, with a difference of only 0.39%.
  • Current hospitalizations can’t seem to break 20. Today, 21 people are still hospitalized with COVID-19. The average over the last week is 22, unchanged previous averages, including over the past two weeks, the past three weeks, and the past three weeks.
  • Today was the fifth day in a row with no loss of life associated with COVID-19.
  • Today the governor held a press conference. Several important COVID-19 announcements were made:
    • Masks will be required at any scheduled event in NH with more than 100 people in attendance.
    • There is no change with the rules about people standing around in bars and restaurants, but this rule will be more strictly enforced.
    • Out-of-town college students who become infected will be reported based on where they are staying in NH, not their hometown.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 21
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 21
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 0
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,861
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.87%
  • Active cases: 316
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 4.6%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 7
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,698
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,121
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,142
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,100
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 168,538


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

  • New antibody tests: 59
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,105
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 106
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 31
  • Total Recovered: 6,126
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 89.3%


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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 21
  • Total Hospitalized: 705
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.28%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 3.0%


• • • • • 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: 419
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.1%
  • 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.


This is such a difficult time for so many. Whether we accept it or not, COVID has changed our lives. People are worried about their own health and the health of their loved ones. There is much uncertainty about jobs (or lack of them). People are worried about paying for housing or rising property taxes. There are food shortages and concerns about rising food costs and utilities. Safe distancing rules have some people feeling isolated and resentful, feeling that their rights have been taken away. There is anxiety about the upcoming elections. And it’s hot out! All of these can affect how we see the world.

So, how was your day? Mine had the potential to be a bad day but ended up being pretty good. Thanks to those who helped. I opened my eyes, and found the good in the day. No matter how bad things go, look for the good. It’s there. You can find it — if you look hard enough.

Stay safe, and always, be kind.


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