COVID-19 Update November 11
- Total: 469 confirmed cases in Salem AS OF YESTERDAY
- 1 out of 63 Salem residents have been infected AS OF YESTERDAY
- Salem Today: 3 new cases, 69 active cases AS OF YESTERDAY
But just for tonight! For the third evening in a row, NH DHHS has an issue with their website. They have been giving a “Service Unavailable” message since at least 7:30 this evening; I’ve been refreshing it about every 15 minutes, and it’s now 1:45 a.m., and I’m going to post what I have, and then go to bed!
I was able to get the basics from the press release, so I’m still able to do much of my update, except for the section on community transmission, ages and geographic active and cumulative totals.
Out of curiosity, while I was waiting for the missing info, I went through the numbers and marked those that come directly from DHHS in red. The other numbers are my computations, based on the info from NH DHHS and WorldOMeter.
- Community Transmission:
- This information is not available tonight. However, yesterday, all of the counties in NH, plus our two largest cities, were all experiencing a substantial level of transmission. Based on the info that is available tonight, there is no reason to believe that things have not significantly changed.
• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- NH is continuing its trend of more than 200 new cases per day, with the count for the last seven consecutive days surpassing that number.
- Over the past week, from November 5-11, there were 1,610 new infections, for a daily average of 230 per day.
- By comparison, this same week last month, from October 5-11, there were 513 new cases, averaging 73 per day.
- From September 5-11, there were 268 new cases, and a daily average of 32 new cases per day.
- Salem’s numbers are not available tonight.
- For the 8th day in a row, we have broken the record for the number of people – 5,650— who are being monitored for COVID-19. This is the 13th time since Oct 15, that we’ve broken the record. I wonder: How are the contact tracers keeping up with all of these people?
- There were 2,394 active cases today, the most since the beginning of the pandemic. On May 20, NH had 2,290 active cases, which was the peak until today.
- Four more new people were hospitalized in the 24-hours covered by this report, bringing NH’s total to 800. A month ago, there had been 752 people hospitalized, an increase of 48 in the past month.
- The number of people currently hospitalized is now 69, which is five more than yesterday. On June 15, we also had 69. By comparison, there were 14 as recent as Oct 21, and only 6 on Sept 12, just two months ago.
- We had three days with no lives lost, but today we lost three NH residents to COVID-19.
- Based on numbers reported by WorldOMeter, which are a few days ahead of CDC numbers:
- Global infections today were 678,903.
- Global infections for the last two weeks averaged 547,011 per day. One month ago, the two-week average was 312,415.
- Global deaths today were 11,733.
- Global deaths for the past two weeks averaged 7,611 per day. The daily average for the two weeks ending October 11 was 5,776.
- US infections today were a record 162,019.
- US infections for the past two weeks averaged 113,420. The two-week daily average ending a month ago was 47,958.
- US deaths today were 1,714.
- US deaths for the past two weeks averaged 1,085. A month ago, the daily average for the two weeks ending Oct 11 was 729 per day.
- I have updated the graph showing the infections here in Salem, which can be found beneath the calendar.
- There are new studies connecting mental health and COVID-19. See details in my message, below.
- This information is not available tonight.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 229
- New positive cases per DHHS: 233
- 191 PCR tests
- 42 Antigen tests
- Children under 18 in new cases: 28
- Total positive cases in NH: 13,148
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.3%
- Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,516
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,035
- New negative results reported today: 2,287
- Total negative cases in NH: 357,453
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •
- The only info available tonight about Rockingham County is there were 37 new infections, and, by process of elimination, there were no deaths.
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 2,394
- Active cases in Rockingham County: INFO UNAVAILABLE
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County INFO UNAVAILABLE
• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 45
- Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,489
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 31
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • • (FROM YESTERDAY)
- 0-9: +9 (4% of all cases; 4% of new cases)
- 10-19: +27 (9% of all; 12% today)
- 20-29: +45 (18% of all; 20% today)
- 30-39: +29 (14% of all; +13% today)
- 40-49: +32 (13% of all; 15% today)
- 50-59: +47 (15% of all; 21% today)
- 60-69: +16 (11% of all; 7% of today)
- 70-79: +10 (6% of all; 5% today)
- 80+: +5 (9% of all; 2% today)
- Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)
• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 29
- Total Recovered: 10,262
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 78.0%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New: 4
- Current: 69
- Total Hospitalized: 800
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.08%
• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 3
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 492
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.74%
- 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.
Yesterday, I talked about mental health issues in general. Today I’ve been reading about mental health issues that are associated with COVID-19.
At least three new studies published in the past few days indicate that COVID-19 may be linked to several psychiatric conditions and disorders. Mental health issues including anxiety disorders, insomnia, dementia, and PTSD are appearing in 20% of patients 14 to 90 days after a COVID-19 diagnosis.
One of these studies also found that people who had a mental health diagnosis in the year before COVID were about 65% more like to receive a diagnosis of COVID, even accounting for known risk factors such as age, sex, race, and underlying physical conditions.
If you, or someone you care about, have had COVID, be on the lookout for mental health concerns. If you, or someone you care about, has had a mental health diagnosis, be aware that the odds of being diagnosed with COVID-19 is higher.
Links to these studies and related articles have been added to my post on the Complications of COVID-19.
FYI: The link to that Consequences post is always at the bottom of these daily reports, as are resources for mental health care and other important topics, such as testing locations.
Try to stay positive, stay safe, and always, be kind.
This screenshot comes from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm?s_cid=mm6942e2_w
This report is explained here:
- Rent or mortgage assistance because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
- Salem Resource Center of Southern NH Services: Housing relief and fuel assistance. 603-893-9172. https://www.snhs.org
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- COVID-19 testing: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
- Mental health resources
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
- Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
- #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255.
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