COVID-19 Update August 18

COVID-19 Update August 18

  • Total: 292 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 101 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 11 active cases.

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • None of the 13 new infections reported in NH today were Salem residents.
  • Results were returned for less than 1,000 tests; with a positivity rate of 1.39%.
  • The daily average of tests returned over the past week is only 922 tests per day.
  • No children were reported today to have been diagnosed with COVID. It has been a week since we had a day without a child infected. Over the past week, there has been a daily average of more than 2.5 children per day, and just under 2.5 per day over the past two weeks.
  • We are down to 260 active cases in the state.
  • Although we added three more people who have been hospitalized, the hospital cens­­­­­­us has gone down by three, to 12 patients.
  • Sadly, NH lost another victim from COVID, a male from Rockingham County, aged over 60.
  • Nashua has now had more than 800 people that have been infected with coronavirus.
  • Massachusetts’ positivity rate is pretty similar to NH.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 13
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 13
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 0
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,017
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 1.39%
  • Active cases: 260
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 3.7%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 4
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,733
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 936
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 922
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 926
  • Total negative cases in NH: 179,890

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 83
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,782
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 97
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 31
  • Total Recovered: 6,333
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.3%

 

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

  • New: 3
  • Current: 12
  • Total Hospitalized: 712
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.15%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 1.7%

 

• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 1
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 424
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.0%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham today: 1

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.

I seem to have misplaced my magic wand. If you find it, can you please wave it, and send this COVID-19 away. You could also end some rest my way. We are all tired, which means we are going to get sloppy. I can see it, even in people that I care about. We have good numbers because we have been acting carefully and responsibly. Please don’t stop. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie          




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