COVID-19 Update November 27
There were no numbers available from the State yesterday, due to Thanksgiving. In their press report, NH DHHS shared that “today’s report reflects cases and lab test results received through Wednesday, 11/25. The 11/28 update will include results for 11/26-27.”
The dashboards were not updated, and neither was the geographic data, so this is still a very limited update.
They weren’t kidding when AP reported that “Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving.” Read the story on WMUR.
• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • •
The State did not update the dashboard with the data needed for this section.
• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- The dashboards with info for Salem were not updated today.
- Today in NH, the number of new cases is 547 per NH DHHS, but the total number of cases from yesterday to today only went up by 537.
- We have now had more than 19,000 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NH.
- The number of persons being monitored in NH is 7,025. This the first time this number has gone over 7,000. Ever.
- Today, 61 kids under 18 were diagnosed with COVID-19. Today and November 16 are the only two days when this count went above 60.
- There are 4,570 active cases in NH today. This number has gone up all but one day (Wednesday) since October 28.
- Today’s positivity rate is 3.8%. The daily average for the past week is 3.2%.
- NH now has over 14,000 people who have “recovered” from COVID-19. (“Recovered” doesn’t mean they are feeling great, just that they are no longer considered to be infectious.)
- Three more people were hospitalized in NH with COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 836.
- The current hospital census is 131, six more than the previous report. This is five more than the record from May 13, when 126 people were hospitalized.
- Three people died in the 24-hours covered by this report, including one from Rockingham County. This is the first death in Rockingham County in over two weeks. There have also been 18 other deaths in those two weeks.
• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •
- NH DHHS says that the new cases reside in Rockingham (125), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (102), Merrimack (46), Strafford (29), Carroll (19), Coos (19), Belknap (18), Cheshire (16), Grafton (12, and Sullivan (7) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (91) and Nashua (25). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-eight new cases.
- None of the other geographic information was released today.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 537
- New positive cases per DHHS: 547
- 341 PCR tests
- 206 Antigen tests
- Children under 18 in new cases: 61
- Total positive cases in NH: 19,313
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.8%
- Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,243
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,822
- New negative results reported today: 1,706
- Total negative cases in NH: 393,977
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 4,599
- New cases in Rockingham County: 125
- Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 40.4
- Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 31.3
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: Info unavailable today.
- Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 4,570
- Active cases in Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 65
- Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 33,089
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 45
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
The dashboard with this info was not updated today.
• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 257
- Total Recovered: 14,226
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 73.7%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- New people hospitalized from NH: 3
- Currently hospitalized: 131
- Total hospitalized patients: 836
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 4.33%
- Total admitted to ICU: Info unavailable today.
- New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
- Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: Info unavailable today.
• • • • • • 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: 517
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 2.68%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
- Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 107
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.
In the past few days, I’ve heard from several of you. Here are their stories.
1.) I’m so happy to hear from T. T.’s spouse and child were infected, T. and another child were not. T. wrote, “I think we are the poster people for masks and hand washing now. If the two of us can live in the same house as two infected people imagine how this would be if people were just being half as careful.”
2.) I heard from E. There is at least one person at the senior condos on Sally Sweets Way, where E. lives. E. was concerned that they didn’t know which building was impacted. I asked E, what difference does it make which building they are in? How would it change how E. would act? We need to act as if it is right near us, because if it’s not there today, it could be there tomorrow.
3.) And I heard from P. This one is the hardest. P.’s elderly and ailing parent is a resident in a nursing home in Windham. They have been informed that the home now has seven residents and one or two staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility is not allowing inside, outside, or even window visits. P. is concerned for their elderly parent, who is close to hospice time. P. is concerned that they will never see their parent alive again. But as much as P. is concerned about their parent, they also recognize the heroic efforts of the staff. This Thanksgiving season, P. and P.’s family have been thankful for the amazing strength and grace of the staff during this difficult time. P. asks that we give the staff all the encouragement and prayers as possible and urges us to support those who put their own health at risk as they support our loved ones.
Three stories from three Salem residents. So many of our lives are impacted by this virus. Very few can still say they don’t know anyone who has had the virus. In one way or another, we have all been impacted. What is your story? I’d love to hear it. I will protect your privacy, but your story might be the message that someone else needs to hear.
As always, stay safe, and always, be kind.
This video was posted almost two months ago. Things have changed in that time. On October 2, US deaths were 1,035,451, according to the video. (My records say 1,033,174 per WorldOmeter.) WorldOMeter now says the global death rate is 1,446,889, an increase of 413,715 in less than two months. Just please remember that there is a lot more between COVID->Death vs. COVID->Recovery. More and more, long-haulers are making the news, as are other consequences of COVID-19.
From the beginning of the pandemic, it took 43 days before NH reached it’s first 1,000 confirmed diagnoses. It took 44 days to go from 10,000 to 18,000.
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
- Legal issues because of COVID: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis.
- 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/
- Massachusetts Travel Order: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/massachusetts-travel-order/
- 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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