COVID-19 Update October 1

COVID-19 Update October 1

  • Total: 331 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 89 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 4 new cases, 7 active cases 

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • We had no new cases in Salem for two days, but we made up for it with four more Salem residents being confirmed today.
  • There were 52 new people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the State today, but the cumulative total went up by only 51. The daily average for the past week is 39 new cases per day.
  • The community with the biggest increase in total cases today is Manchester, with 9 more people with infections. Nashua has 5 new people. Other municipalities with more increases include Salem and Merrimack, both of which had four new cases.
  • There is no significant change in the school dashboard. 
  • Today, NH DHHS reported in their press release that 2 more kids under 18 were infected. Changes in the dashboard from yesterday to today, by ages:
    • 0-9: 2 new
    • 10-19: 1
    • 20-29: 9
    • 30-39: 7
    • 40-49: 9
    • 50-59: 11
    • 60-69: 8
    • 70-79: 3
    • 80+: 1
  • 16 communities have more than five active cases. 
  • The positivity rate is 2.4%.
  • No Granite State resident was hospitalized with COVID-19, but the number of patients went from 14 to 15.
  • Two more people died in NH in the 24-hours covered by this update. They both were living in a long-term care facility.
  • DHHS has announced two new outbreaks at long-term care facilities: Bedford Hills Center and Warde Health Center in Windham. 

• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 52
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 51
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 2
  • Total positive cases in NH: 8,317
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.4%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,121
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,693
  • New negative results reported today: 2,070
  • Total negative cases in NH: 267,517

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,049
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 4
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 1.3
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 2.1
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 78%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 342
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 72
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 21.1%

• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • • 

  • New antibody tests: 48
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,156
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 36

• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 12
  • Total Recovered: 7,534
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.6%

• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • New: 0
  • Current: 15
  • Total Hospitalized: 738
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 8.87%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 441
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.3%
  • 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.

If you want to reduce your odds of catching COVID-19, take care of yourself. Eat properly, and get enough sleep. I think I’ll take my own advice. Good night, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie



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