COVID-19 Update June 16

COVID-19 Update June 16

  • Salem Total: 267 confirmed cases,
  • 1 out of every 111 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: MINUS 1 case, 51 active cases.

• • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Globally: 8,256,725 cases; 144,160 today. 2-week average: 126,037
  • Global deaths: 445,959; 6,909 today. 2-week average: 4,568
  • US: 2,208,400 cases; 25,450 today. 2-week average: 23,272
  • US deaths: 119,132. 849 today. 2-week average: 814
  • Over 100,000 individuals have been tested in NH. (Thanks to today’s press conference, we finally know that if someone is tested multiple times, they are only counted once.)
  • While new cases are going up across the world and in many states in the US, NH new cases are still low. Today only 1.57% of the case results were positive. (The average for the last 2 weeks is 3.65%)
  • Eight previously announced cases have been determined to be out of state residents and have been removed from the case count. Apparently one of these was in Salem.
  • Salem’s cumulative total has gone up and down several times in the last ten days, but has not been more than 268, nor lower than 265.
  • Two days ago, Nashua had less than 50 active cases. Yesterday they were back at 50. Today, with 7 new cases, they had one of the biggest jumps per any NH municipality.

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 27
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 19
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 0
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,364
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.57%
  • Active cases: 971
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 18.1%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 6 (2 by my math)
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,418
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,213
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,454
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,194
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 94,722

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

  • New antibody tests: 205
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 16,285
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 576
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  •  Announced today: 26
  •  Total: 4,067
  •  Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 75.8%

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

  •  New: 2
  •  Current: 62
  •  Total: 521
  •  Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
  •  Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 11.9%

• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  •  Lives lost today: 6 (4 connected with long-term care facilities)
  •  Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 5
  •  Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  •  Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 326
  •  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.

 

• • • • • Key points. Read details in the article below • • • • • •

  • Governor’s Press Conference

NH numbers in general, and Salem numbers in particular, continue to look very promising! But as the Governor and his team said, we must continue to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and use proper hand sanitization to keep our numbers going down. This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, but we can do it! Keep up the good work, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie

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Q: How much testing is NH doing in comparison to our neighboring states?

A: We aren’t doing enough tests!
WHY???

 


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
  • June 15: 268; 57 active
  • June 16: 267???; 51 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

Stay at home Order is done; now a Safer-at-Home Advisory

  • The new guidance will stay in place for some time.
  • We will be in a state of heightened awareness for some time.

NH Testing

  • 20+ states (half the country) have COVID-19 increases (Florida, Arizona); some with historically high numbers, but NH numbers are good, flat.
  • Wear masks! Keep social distancing!
  • 27 new cases.
  • 2 Hospitalizations
  • 6 new deaths, 4 from long-term care facilities
  • Over 100,000 people have been tested
  • 1700 average tests per day for the last several weeks.
  • 2% of tests are positive
  • Hospitalizations decreasing
  • Numbers of those tested have been deduped. The reports are of the number of people tested, not the number of tests performed. If one person is tested multiple times, they are only counted once. The report will soon be changed to show the number of persons AND the number of tests performed.
  • All facilities have had at least 1 inspection
  • Veterans Home Residents and Staff are being discussed, but may not have been done yet. Not sure. If they haven’t, they will be.

Long-term Care Facilities

  • Greystone Farm, Salem: Cleared (no positive cases in 2 weeks!)
  • Holy Cross Healthcare, Manchester: 10 residents, 3 staff, 13 total positive
  • Visitations will be allowed
    • Masks and distancing
    • Individual plan per facility; many decisions can be made by the facilities to best suit them.
    • Outdoor in designated area
    • No contact.
    • 2 visitors at a time, must be over age of 12.
    • By appointment
    • Distance supervision by staff, while giving patients privacy.
    • Visitor logs will be kept
    • Visitor screening, but no COVID-19 tests required
    • Facilities with an active outbreak cannot have vistiors.
    • Most facilities will be able to start by the weekend.
  • Adult Daycare: Still considering guidance. Huge potential for viral spread.

Main Street Relief Fund

  • 13,000 prequalification applications
  • 4,742 self-employed applied; not eligible.
  • 2200-2300 didn’t meet qualifications (too large, franchise, non-NH business)
  • 569 didn’t complete the process
  • 5,466 were approved
  • Everyone gets 17% of what they lost.
  • $62,000 average grant
  • $338M of the full allocation. (Program was capped at 300,000 loss.) $600M is still unspent.
  • Emails being sent this week to notify applicants of their status. Checks going out this week (2-5 days)

A new program for self-employed, similar to the Main Street Relief Fund, will be created.

Reusable shopping bags: Not yet. Use recycle bins at grocery stores.

Non-COVID Q&A’s

  • Law Enforcement Accountability Commission Executive Order signed today.
    • Members of ACLU and NNACP are included, but not Black Lives Matter. Will consider. [How many POC are on Commission?]
  • Names of officers who have had due process should be made public
  • Would like to sign a bill to ban chokeholds
  • Labor negotiations with SEA/SEIU: They are asking for a  raise. “Out of touch” based on current situation.
  • No guidance for political campaigns. Most fairs and parades are canceled. Campaigning this year will be different.
  • Franklin Pierce: Change name? Worth considering

 


RESOURCES:

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:

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