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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
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 weekly 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 (or Recent) News pertaining to COVID-19
For Some, A Case of COVID-19 Can Be Life-Changing, Long After The Diagnosis
- A dry cough, shortness of breath, a fever: These are the most well-known symptoms of COVID-19. But for some people who test positive, that’s just the beginning of what can be a life-changing ordeal. Read more.
N.H. Courts Now Accepting Electronic Filings For Domestic Violence Protection
- New Hampshire Circuit Courts are now accepting electronically filed petitions for protection from domestic violence and stalking. #StaySafe. Read more.
- Coronavirus Update: N.H. to Close 10 of 14 Surge Sites; Sununu Launches Equity Response Team. NH has received almost $8B in federal funds. Read more.
- 1 in 4 American workers has filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic Staggering numbers. Are you one of them? How are you doing? Read more.
Riverside Speedway and Adventure Park in Groveton
- Last weekend, the race track defied the state’s stay-at-home orders and warnings from the New Hampshire attorney general and held a race with spectators. Now they have announced that the 2020 racing season has been postponed until further notice. Read more.
Explore the Data: Tracking COVID-19 in New Hampshire
- NHPR has some nifty charts. From diagnosis to hospitalization, to recovery or death, you can see them here.
Governor’s Q&A on WMUR this evening:
- Stay at home will stay in effect at least until mid-June. Staying at home, physical distancing, and masks keep the numbers down as we flex business opening.
- Social gatherings are still limited to 10 or less, for now.
- Emergency Order will be updated every three weeks for some time.
- Datapoint for NH to fully reopen without restrictions? We are watching the percent of positive cases and beds used by COVID patients in hospitals. It will be a while before every restriction is fully lifted.
- The DMV is now scheduling drivers’ licenses/road tests, with appointments for next week.
- Why are masks not mandatory? We don’t have the accelerated numbers of COVID that other places have; the numbers are going down. Towns can do it if they want to.
- Evictions started before COVID can still happen, based on the Court’s schedule. New eviction issues have not increased.
- Assisted living facilities that are not Medicaid facilities will be able to share $30M in federal funds, but workers won’t get additional funding directly like those who work at Medicaid facilities
- Remote learning next year? Not the first choice, if kids can be healthy and safe. Survey is open until 8:00 pm on Friday, May 29.
- Indoor seating in restaurants? Let’s see what happens with outdoor seating. The next step will likely be 50% capacity.
- Theaters? Problematic. One of the last things to open.
- Announcements coming tomorrow: (Probably on WMUR, probably at 3:00). Camps, weddings, and other big events and houses of worship.
- Watch today’s Q&A’s on WMUR.
My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
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