COVID-19 Update August 7
- Total: 286 confirmed cases
- 1 out of every 103 Salem residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: 2 new cases in two days, 14 active cases.
• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •
- Someone at NH DHHS screwed up yesterday, and a small section of the State’s COVID-19 Dashboard was not updated. Despite three calls and two messages to NH DHHS, I was unable to get the town information that should have been in yesterday’s report.
- We do have today’s numbers. Salem has had two new cases in the last two days and one more active case.
- NH’s numbers were up slightly today. There were 37 new cases, only 1,279 tests, and a 2.89% positivity rate.
- Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the past three days. Current hospitalizations have gone up over the last three days, and now 700 NH residents have been hospitalized.
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 30
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 37
- Children under 18 in new cases: 3
- Total positive cases in NH: 6,779
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.89%
- Active cases: 365
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 5.4%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 13
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,678
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,279
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,255
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,242
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 162,965
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 122
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 27,733
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 116
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 54
- Total Recovered: 5,995
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 88.4%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 1
- Current: 23
- Total Hospitalized: 700
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.33%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 3.3%
• • • • • 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: 419
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.2%
- 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.
A scientist recently wrote, “People keep telling me “you’re a biologist. Isn’t this way overblown?” My answer has been, and still is “we don’t have any good data. It takes years for good data. Caution is warranted.”
Don’t get so bored with this virus that you forget caution. Enjoy your weekend, but don’t become a statistic. Play smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.
How our numbers have changed over time
- If you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
- Info about COVID-19 testing is compiled in one place on my website.
- Complications of COVID-19 Survivors of all ages can be found on my website. [UPDATED to include the heart study mentioned above]
- Help for Salem residents is on my website.
- A list of COVID-19 Resources can be found on my website.
- An update of nearby communities can be found here.
- Institutional Outbreaks as of June 18 on my website.
- Resources from NH DHHS are on the State’s website.
- Guidance documents from the State are on the State’s website.
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Details on my website.
- The Science Behind Masks. Details on my website.
- Unemployment in the COVID era. Details on my website.
- Salem specific info can be found on my website.
- My accumulation of resources other resources are on my website.
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