COVID-19 Update June 10
On March 2, NH had its first case of COVID-19. Today is Day 100.
Here’s where we are now:
- Salem Total: 267 confirmed cases, 1 out of every 112 residents have been infected.
- Salem Today: 2 new cases. 77 active cases.
****** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******
- Globally: 7,444,550 cases; 418,123 deaths
- US: 2,065,493 confirmed cases; 115,126 deaths.
- 2 more Salem residents were diagnosed today, breaking a nice run of days without any new cases
- Derry now has less than 50 active cases, leaving only five communities that currently have more than 50 active cases: Manchester (328), Bedford (119), Goffstown (101), Nashua (90) and Salem (77). Only six towns have 20-49 active cases.
- 19 states have a rise in new cases over the past week, including Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, amongst the first to reopen.
- Another 84 people were reported as recovered today, helping to bring the number of current cases to 1,292 people who are still in quarantine/isolation. That number has not been this low since well before May 11. On May 20, the number of active cases was 2,290.
- 500 Granite Staters have now been hospitalized from COVID-19.
- COVID hospitalizations are up in at least a dozen states since Memorial Day Weekend.
- Over 300 residents of NH have died from COVID-related issues. That’s 6% of all confirmed cases of the disease.
- A leading expert from Harvard University has predicted that another 100,000 Americans may die by September. My math: Through the end of August is 82 days /100,000 =1,220 deaths per day. Since May 26, when Americans reached 100,000 deaths, the daily average is 958 deaths. At that rate, it will be 104 days before we reach 100,000. That’s September 22.
- Yesterday DHHS announced 53 new cases. When I subtracted the number of cumulative cases for the previous day from that day, we matched. Today they announced 54 new cases, but when I do that math, I come up with 46. I would like to know how they can be off by 15%???
****** DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH ******
- New positive cases per DHHS: 54
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 46
- Children under 18 in new cases: 2
- Total positive cases in NH: 5,178
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 3.65%
- Active cases: 1,292
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 25.0%
- New cases in Rockingham County: -1???
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,392
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,260
- Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,449
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,214
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 84,729
****** OTHER TEST RESULTS ******
- New antibody tests: 300
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 14,532
- Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 528
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
****** RECOVERED IN NH ******
- Announced today: 84
- Recovered today: 84
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 69.2%
****** HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH ******
- New: 4
- Current: 81
- Total: 500
- Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 16.2%
****** DEATHS IN NH ******
- Lives lost today: 7
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 6
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 301
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.8%
- NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died: 60.2%
- Lives lost in Rockingham today: 1 male over 60.
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.
****** Key points. Read details in the article below ******
- Kids are at risk during COVID-19. Seth Meyers, governor, Senator Hassan and others ask people to report child abuse in new “Know and Tell” campaign.
- NH Senate bill would send millions of dollars to nursing homes and for child support
Mental health experts help parents struggling with stress surrounding COVID-19 pandemic
- Governor’s Q&A on WMUR tonight
These are challenging times. What are you doing for yourself? YOU need to take care of YOU!
Today was a great day for me. Since she was quite little, my granddaughter and I have had tea parties. We dress up, don tiaras, drag out my Mom’s good china, and we talk and visit while eating cookies and raw veggies and fruit. It’s one thing we’ve both missed. Today, to celebrate the beginning of her summer vacation, I dropped off a teapot, snacks, and a tiara at her home, and then went home so we could have a virtual tea party. It was what I needed.
Find a way to do something that will make YOU feel good. It doesn’t have to be a tea party – you do you. Just be smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.
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Q: How much testing is NH doing in comparison to our neighboring states?
A: We aren’t doing enough tests!
Today’s COVID-19 Statistics:
Salem’s confirmed cases:
- May 19: 213; 118 active (The highest number of active cases.)
- May 20: 218; 116 active
- May 21: 220; 86 active
- May 22: 225; 77 active
- May 23: 227; 74 active
- May 24: 226???; 76 active
- May 25: 228; 67 active
- May 26: 235; 73 active
- May 27: 235; 68 active
- May 28: 239; 70 active
- May 29: 239; 68 active
- May 30: 241, 65 active
- May 31: 244; 68 active
- June 1: 245; 68 active
- June 2: 247; 66 active
- June 3: 256; 74 active
- June 4: 258; 75 active
- June 5: 263; 77 active
- June 6: 265; 79 active
- June 7: 265; 79 active
- June 8: 265; 79 active
- June 9: 265; 75 active
- June 10: 267; 77 active
Earlier dates for Salem have been moved to https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
The weekly report has been moved to https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-weekly-updates/. This is a summary of the info from NH DHHS; with more demographics than provided on a daily basis. They last updated this info on May 18.
The report containing information about other towns, counties and our MA neighbors has been moved to https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-update-nh-towns/I’m updating this information weekly. The last update was May 24.
Today’s News pertaining to COVID-19
Kids are at risk during COVID-19.
Seth Meyers, governor, Senator Hassan, and others ask people to report child abuse in the new “Know and Tell” campaign. Child advocacy groups work to remind Granite Staters that all adults are mandated reporters. Read more.
NH Senate bill would send millions of dollars to nursing homes and for child care.
A state Senate committee is considering a bill that would send millions of dollars to nursing homes across New Hampshire and help working families with the cost of child care. The Granite Promise Plan would help those most affected by COVID-19. It includes setting aside $25 million from the federal CARES Act for nursing homes and $10 million to help working families pay for child care. Read more.
Mental health experts help parents struggling with the stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic
The stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting parents. “You’re not alone.” Read more.
Governor’s Q&A on WMUR tonight
- Many announcements tomorrow at 3:00 on WMUR
- Main Street Relief Funds were not available to a sole proprietorship, or business with one employee. They could file for unemployment. Funds going to those with the highest needs.
- More DMV locations will be opening up.
- Camping: Out-of-staters can self-attest that they have quarantined before coming to NH. It will be like that for a while. More flexibility will be coming over the next few weeks.
- Take COVID-19 seriously! A second surge is coming. It’s not going away.
- Gyms will likely be discussed tomorrow.
- Why Asymptomatic testing? You could put someone else at risk. Governor Sununu was tested Sunday; still no results.
- School in fall? Working on details, but likely schools will be open.
My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
Sources used to create this report: