COVID-19 Update August 17

COVID-19 Update August 17

  • Total: 292 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 101 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 11 active cases.

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • There were only 16 new infections in NH reported today. Unfortunately, one of those was a Salem resident.
  • Results were returned for 1,042 tests; with a positivity rate of 1.54%.
  • NH has now had over 7,000 people with COVID-19 infections.
    • 157 were under ten years old. Four were sick enough to be hospitalized.
    • 350 were aged 10-19 years old. Five were sick enough to be hospitalized.
  • Two more kids under 18 were infected today.
  • In the last 15 days, NH has added 370 new infections.
    • 88 were aged 20-29 (Total: 1,137)
    • 67 were aged 30-39 (Total: 973)
    • 58 were aged 40-49 (Total 859)
    • 44 were aged 60-69 (Total 882)
    • 41 were aged 50-59 (Total 1,113)
    • 29 were aged 10-19 (Total 350)
    • 20 were aged 0-9 (Total 157)
    • 16 were aged 70-79 (Total 575)
    • 7 were aged 80+ (Total 900)
  • 90% of those who have been infected in NH have been reported by NH DHHS as “recovered.” That definition is based on the CDC’s definition of what they feel is no longer contagious.” It doesn’t mean that they feel like they did before COVID.
  • NH had only one more person who was hospitalized, but the current hospitalization census went up by a net of two. This means at least one person was sick enough that they were readmitted to the hospital.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 16
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 16
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 2
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,004
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 1.54%
  • Active cases: 279
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 4.0%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 6
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,729
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,042
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,510
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,026
  • Total negative cases in NH: 178,967

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 28
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,699
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 93
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 15
  • Total Recovered: 6,302
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.0%

 

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 15
  • Total Hospitalized: 709
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.12%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 2.1%

 

• • • • • 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: 423
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.0%
  • 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.

 

Today was a personal day. My husband and I took a convertible ride for a socially distanced visit with family. Not hugging grandkids is torture, but at least we were able to see them. With too much sun, and not enough time with family, I’m beat, but thankful. Thankful to see them. Thankful they remain healthy. I wish you could all see all of your loved ones. I wish this virus would go away. I know I’m not alone; I do hear you.

I report the facts as they are available. I can’t control the virus. But we can all beat it if we work together by maintaining social distances and wearing masks … even if it means sitting outside and wearing masks when visiting grandkids.  Stay safe, and always, be kind. 

~Bonnie




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