COVID-19 Update June 18
- Salem Total: 267 confirmed cases,
- 1 out of every 111 residents has been infected.
- Salem Today: 0 cases, 49 active cases.
• • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- Globally: 8,578,051 cases; 188,227 today. 2-week average: 134,896
- Global deaths: 456,284l; 5,879 today. 2-week average: 4,666
- US: 2,263,651 cases; 30,330 today. 2-week average: 24,144
- US deaths: 120,688; 753 today. 2-week average: 771
- Global infections, global deaths and US infections are all heading up. The new counts are all considerably higher than the recent average.
- US deaths today are less than the 2-week average, but the two previous days were higher.
- Multiple states saw a record number of new infections today. Hospitals are running out of beds in some of those states.
- Salem’s cumulative total has gone up and down several times in the last thirteen days, but has not been more than 268, nor lower than 265.
- Only 0.8% of today’s tests were positive. That’s the lowest since I’ve been tracking it. The daily average for the last 2 weeks is 2.37%.
- 36 more people have “recovered.” That means they are no longer considered to be contagious. It doesn’t mean that they feel as well as they felt before they were infected.
- The number of current cases has again gone back down to less than 1,000.
- The State has reported that 80% of those who have been infected have recovered. I come up with 76%.
- Current hospitalizations are still decreasing.
- Hospitalizations remain at 10% of all confirmed cases.
- It puzzles me as to why those who will fight the most about shutting down again are also the same ones who are doing the least to keep that from happening. Why?
• • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 17
- 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: 5,450
- Percentage of tests that are positive: 0.8%
- Active cases: 979
- Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 18.0%
- New cases in Rockingham County: 2
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,424
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,741
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,396
- New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,727
- Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 98,275
• • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 249
- Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 16,848
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 561
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 36
- Total: 4,140
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 76.0%
• • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 2
- Current: 54
- Total: 533
- Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
- Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 10.1%
• • • • • 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: 331
- 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 • • • • • •
- Manchester Juneteenth’s Celebration will include free COVID-19 testing.
- Governor Sununu’s Press Conference – Mini summary
When I started this project, I never expected it to last this long. Did you know I’ve been doing this report every single day for 2.5 months? I need to find a way to make this simpler, so I can get more sleep.
Since news about COVID-19 in NH is really getting slow, I have decided to discontinue that portion of my report. If there is some major COVID-19 news pertaining to NH, I’ll include it, but I need to discontinue the regular news on a regular basis.
The Governor’s “COVID-19 Update” is becoming less about COVID and more about general info. Tonight’s condensed update will likely be the last one that I’ll share. You can catch them every Tuesday and Thursday on WMUR at 3:00, with summaries on various news outlets, including WMUR and NHPR.
I’m considering dropping the info about global numbers and US numbers. What do you think? Would you miss it?
Discontinuing the news section is something that I need to do to take care of myself. Look for ways for you to take care of you, too, because I want you to stay healthy, 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
- June 15: 268; 57 active
- June 16: 267???; 51 active
- June 17: 267; 49 active
- June 18: 267; 49 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
NOTE: This is the last entry in this section.
Manchester’s Juneteenth Event Will Include Free COVID-19 Testing
This Friday’s Juneteenth celebration in Manchester will include art, music, poetry, and free COVID-19 testing. Read more.
Governor’s Press Conference – Mini Summary
- Were you denied for Main Street Relief Fund? There is an appeals process.
- A new fund will be announced next week for self-employed who lost funds from COVID.
- Very few new confirmed cases, and declining hospitalization rates, are both good signs for NH.
- Long-term Care Facilities: 2 LTC outbreaks are cleared. Mountain Ridge in Frankiln, and Ridgewood in Bedford have not had a new case for 14 days.
- There are no new LTC outbreaks. (The increased cases in long-term care facilities from yesterday were not mentioned. Were they at some of the facilities which already have outbreaks? We can only presume so.)
New Guidelines Announced
- Day Camps
- Overnight Camps
- Adult Day Services
- Amusement Parks
- Arts and Music Education
- Movie Theaters
- Performing Arts Venues
Previously announced guidelines can have minor updates.
They can all be found 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: