COVID-19 Update August 19

COVID-19 Update August 19

  • Total: 292 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 101 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 10 active cases.

 

• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • No new cases were reported today for Salem residents.
  • Results were returned for less than 1,000 tests; with a positivity rate of less than 2%.
  • One child was reported today to have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • NH has had over 180,000 negative test results.
  • Hospitalization numbers are unchanged from yesterday’s counts.
  • Sadly, NH lost three more victims of COVID
  • Massachusetts’ positivity rate has been pretty similar to NH. However, today it was up to 4.12%, more than double NH’s numbers. We need to see a sustained elevated rate before becoming alarmed.
  • The number of US cases has now surpassed 5.7Million.

 

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 19
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 19
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 1
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,036
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 1.72%
  • Active cases: 262
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 3.7%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 5
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,738
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 932
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 913
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,083
  • Total negative cases in NH: 180,973

 

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

  • New antibody tests: 55
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,837
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 92
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

 

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 14
  • Total Recovered: 6,347
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.2%

 

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 12
  • Total Hospitalized: 712
  • 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: 1.7%

 

• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 427
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.1%
  • 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.

How will kids going back to college affect NH’s test results? Your guess is as good as mine. We’ll know soon enough. Let’s hope there is no blip in our numbers. In the meantime, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




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