COVID-19 Update June 14
- Salem Total: 267 confirmed cases,
- 1 out of every 110 residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: 1 new case, 58 active cases.
****** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******
- Globally: 7,988,615 cases; 435,446 deaths
- US: 2,162,144 confirmed cases; 117,853 deaths.
- Today’s total cases across the globe were higher than the average for the last 2 weeks; numbers are going up.
- Global deaths were less than the average for the last two weeks
- US new cases and deaths were both less than the average for the last two weeks.
- MA has now run over 700,000 tests.
- Only 986 test results were reported today.
- There were only 21 new positive cases reported, but that brought us up to more than 5,300 positive cases.
- 2.41% of the tests over the past week have been positive. The last two days have been under 2%.
- Most of the new positive cases were in Manchester (8), Goffstown (6).
- Salem has slowed down to just 5 new cases in the last 10 days.
- 82 more people have recovered.
- 75% of those who have been diagnosed in NH have recovered.
- Of the 17 towns that I’m tracking, the only towns that had an increase over the last two days are Goffstown (+21) and Bedford (+6). Manchester has 66 fewer active cases. Nashua now has less than 50 active cases.
- There were no new hospitalizations in NH today.
- There are only 62 people in the State that are hospitalized with COVID-19. This is the lowest we’ve seen since the state started sharing this figure on April 14, when there were 63 people hospitalized.
- Hospitalization rate continues at 10% of those who have been diagnosed.
- There have been 42 deaths in the past week; and 72 in the past two weeks.
- Death rates for those who have been diagnosed remain consistently at 6%.
****** DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH ******
- New positive cases per DHHS: 21
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 19
- Children under 18 in new cases: 3
- Total positive cases in NH: 5,318
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.93%
- Active cases: 1,011
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 19.0%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 3 per DHHS; 2 by my math
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,412
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 986
- Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,469
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 967
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 92,089
****** OTHER TEST RESULTS ******
- New antibody tests: 337
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 15,968
- Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 603
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
****** RECOVERED IN NH ******
- Announced today: 82
- Total: 3,987
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 75.0%
****** HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH ******
- New: 0
- Current: 62
- Total: 513
- Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 12.1%
****** DEATHS IN NH ******
- Lives lost today: 2
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 320
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6%
- 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.
****** Key points. Read details in the article below ******
- COVID-19: Straight Answers from Top Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic
- One woman’s story as she takes a COVID-19 Test
- I added a new chart, showing locations and causes of deaths in NH, including COVID-19, pneumonia, and influenza.
We are doing a great job here in New Hampshire! Today’s numbers should make everyone feel optimistic! That doesn’t mean that we should relax, though. It is because we are being smart, keeping our distance, wearing masks, and washing our hands that we see these improvements. At this rate, my daily reports won’t be needed much longer, so keep up the good work, 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
- June 11: 268; 77 active
- June 12: 268; 59 active
- June 13: 267???, 58 active
- June 14: 268; 57 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
COVID-19: Straight Answers from Top Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic
In short, Dr. Osterholm is arguably one of the most dependable, non-political sources for straight answers on what COVID-19 means to us and our world in the immediate future. In his 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy, he correctly foretells a global pandemic and offers the best strategy for fighting it now and avoiding it in the future.
Here are the highlights of our conversation. But if you really want to understand this disease, read the whole interview. This disease may be the biggest event of our lifetimes.
- 3 months ago, COVID-19 was not even in the top 75 causes of death in this country. Much of the last month, it was the #1 cause of death in this country. This is more remarkable than the 1918 Flu pandemic.
- There is no scientific indication Covid-19 will disappear of its own accord.
- If you’re under age 55, obesity is the #1 risk factor. So, eating the right diet, getting physical activity, and managing stress are some of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from the disease.
- One of the best things we can do for our aging parents is to get them out into the fresh air, while maintaining physical (not social) distancing.
- Wearing a cloth mask does not protect you much if you’re in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 contagious. It may give you 20 minutes, instead of 10, to avoid contracting the disease.
- We can expect COVID-19 to infect 60% – 70% of Americans. That’s around 200 million Americans.
- We can expect between 800,000 and 1.6 million Americans to die in the next 18 months if we don’t have a successful vaccine.
- There is no guarantee of an effective vaccination and even if we find one, it may only give short term protection.
- Speeding a vaccination into production carries its own risks.
- The darkest days are still ahead of us. We need moral leadership, the command leadership that doesn’t minimize what’s before us but allows everyone to see that we’re going to get through it.
- Read more.
One woman’s story as she takes a COVID-19 Test
Paula Tracy videos and tells her story as she is tested for COVID-19. Story and video here.
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: