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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
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 (or Recent) News pertaining to COVID-19
Should I Get Tested For Coronavirus Just For The Heck Of It?
Earlier in this pandemic, the shortage of tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was a major problem in fighting the spread of COVID-19. The shortage was such that many hospitals and clinics would test only someone who had traveled to a country with an outbreak, had a known exposure to a positive case or showed symptoms of the disease. But access to tests has improved significantly, and in now in NH people anyone can get tested without having to show any symptoms at all. So now that you can get tested, should you? Read more.
Coronavirus Clusters At New Hampshire Hospitals Under Investigation
Two hospitals in Manchester, New Hampshire are looking into clusters of patients and staff who have tested positive for coronavirus. Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital are working with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Humans Services. Read more.
Portland Maine’s major hospitals return to peak levels of COVID-19 patients
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 increased for a second week at Portland’s largest hospitals, matching or exceeding the peak levels of early April, when the first wave of the disease crested in southern Maine. Maine Medical Center’s numbers match the early-April peak, while Mercy Hospital sets a new high. Read more.
Justice Department says Maine’s 2-Week Quarantine Rule Discriminates Against Tourists
The U.S. Department of Justice is siding with campground and restaurant owners in Maine who sued the state over a two-week self-quarantine policy for out-of-state visitors. Read more. It will be interesting to see how this might affect some of NH’s decisions.
My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
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