COVID-19 Update August 20
- Total: 293 confirmed cases in Salem
- 1 out of every 101 Salem residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: 1 new case, 11 active cases.
- • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •
- There were only 14 new cases in NH today, but unfortunately, one was in Salem.
- Salem remains consistent, with a daily average of just under 1 new case every two days.
- For the past 10 days, Salem has bounced between 10 and 11 active cases.
- Of the 23 NH communities that have had 50 or more cases, Salem and Dover are the only two that have more cases today than they had yesterday.
- 177 people have been reported as “recovered” over the past week.
- While there are many communities with 1-4 confirmed cases of COVID-19, there are now only 15 communities with 5 or more active confirmed cases: Manchester (29); Nashua (17); Salem (11); Bedford and Derry (10 each); Merrimack (8); Hudson and Londonderry (7 each); Windham (6); Dover, Epsom, Exeter, Goffstown, Hampton, Milford (5 each).
- Results were returned for 1,214 tests; with a positivity rate of less than 1%.
- Two more children were reported today to have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- For the past two days, the NH Department of Human Services has reported that the total number of NH residents that have been hospitalized with COVID was 712. Today that number is 710. I have no explanation as to why that cumulative number would go down.
- NH DHHS is reporting that there are only 11 hospitalized patients, the lowest that I have been able to report.
- Unfortunately, NH has lost another victim of COVID-19.
- Yesterday I shared that Massachusetts’ positivity rate was up to 4.12%. I also cautioned about needing to see a sustained elevated rate before we become alarmed. Why that caution? Today they are back down to 1.43%.
- This disease takes many different twists and turns. We must look at trends, not just one day’s snapshot.
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 14
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 14
- Children under 18 in new cases: 2
- Total positive cases in NH: 7,050
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: .84%
- Active cases: 255
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 3.6%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 4
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,742
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,214
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,200
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,659
- Total negative cases in NH: 182,632
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 87
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 28,924
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 82
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 20
- Total Recovered: 6,367
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.3%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 0 per press release; negative two per total count.
- Current: 11
- Total Hospitalized: 710. (Was 712 yesterday.)
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.07%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 1.5%
• • • • • 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: 428
- 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.
It’s late. Again. I’m tired. Still. I have nothing to say except stay safe, and always, be kind.
How our numbers have changed over time
- Rent or mortgage assistance because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
- COVID-19 testing: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
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2 Replies to “COVID-19 Update August 20”
Thank you, Bonnie, for keeping us so well informed. Your statistics are are easy to decipher, and based on facts, not politics. You are providing our community with a valuable service.
Thanks so much for your message, Marsha! I am glad you find it helpful.