COVID-19 Update August 13

COVID-19 Update August 13

  • Total: 290 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 102 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 10 active cases.

 

• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • Unfortunately, there is another person from Salem who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • With test result returned from 1,165 people, the positivity rate in NH is 2.92%, the highest it’s been this month. This is not overly alarming, especially on its own, but needs watching, because a rise in the positivity rate is often a precursor of an increase in hospitalizations and deaths.
  • Some experts are concerned that “Boston” might be the next COVID-19 hotspot. Boston has a positivity rate with a daily average over the last two weeks of 6.0%. Lynn is looking at a 24.3% positivity rate. Chelsea, 19.2%. Revere, 18.4%. Some other towns include Lawrence, which is looking at an 8.5% positivity rate. Nearby Haverhill is 2.4%, and Methuen is 2.0.
  • Current hospitalizations in NH has fallen to just 15 patients, a record low since I’ve had access to this data.
  • Today the governor, in his press release clarified some points about school reopenings. Parents, or others, can read the details here.

 

• • • • • 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: 4
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,921
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.92%
  • Active cases: 309
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 4.5%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 9
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,712
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,165
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,696
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,131
  • Total negative cases in NH: 174,695

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 156
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,351
  • 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: 28
  • Total Recovered: 6,190
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 89.4%

 

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 15
  • Total Hospitalized: 705
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.19%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 2.1%

 

• • • • • 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: 422
  • 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.

 

On March 2, NH had its first case of COVID-19. August 13 is Day 165. It feels like a short time, and it feels like forever. We are all getting tired. Stress is rising. You don’t know what someone else is going through. And we don’t know what you are going through, either. If life gets challenging, there are resources to help. Hang in there, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie


How our numbers have changed over time

 

 


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