COVID-19 Update October 7

COVID-19 Update October 7

  • Total: 344 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 86 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 2 new cases, 10 active cases 

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

  • Today, I am beyond frustrated. WHAT IS GOING ON AT NH DHHS???
    • This is the third day in a row that they have screwed up.
    • Active Cases Dashboard – Not updated (County info)
    • Cumulative Cases Dashboard – Not updated (County info)
    • Case Summary Dashboard – Not updated (age demographics)
    • The Woodbury (Middle) School in Salem is still showing as having one infection, but the Peter Woodbury (Elementary) School in Bedford is still showing as having no infections.
  • DHHS did update some things:
    • The Interactive Analytics is updated, so we do have the school info.
    • The Active and Cumulative Cases Maps were updated, so we have the town info.
  • Salem has two more new residents with confirmed infections. 
  • Salem has had 17 new cases in the last week. We only had four people infected, near the end of the previous week.
  • Communities
    • In their Press Release, DHHS said Manchester added 22 new cases today. Per the map, Manchester added 14 cases to their cumulative total, and its active cases went down by 6.
    • Nashua was down to 3 active cases on September 8. Today they have 80. (Yesterday they had 84, which I incorrectly reported as 8.) They have 10 more total cases today, bringing them to over 1,000.
    • Some of the other communities with significant increases in cumulative cases: Bedford (+5), Goffstown and Hampton (+3), Salem and Windham (+2)
    • Communities with significant increases in active cases: Bedford (+4, bringing them to 50); Windham (+4); Goffstown (+3); Hampton (+2)
  • Today, two people were hospitalized with COVID-19, the first time since September 29. There are 18 people still hospitalized.
  • Two more people have died from COVID-19.  We have lost six people in the last four days.
  • 72 schools (+1 from yesterday) have had kids infected at a school function since August 1. Currently there are 39 schools (-3) with at least one student with an active infection, for a total of 76 kids (-16)

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 71
    • 43 PCR tests
    • 28 Antigen tests
  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 69
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 10
  • Total positive cases in NH: 8,800
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.10%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,657
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,328
  • New negative results reported today: 1,588
  • Total negative cases in NH: 276,328

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: ??? (probably 2,155)
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 13
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 4.2
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 3.1
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: ??? (24.5% yesterday)
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: ??? (78% yesterday)

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 507
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: ??? (92 yesterday)
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: ??? (around 18% for the last four days)

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

  • New antibody tests: 21
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,327
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 34

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • • 

  • Data not provided.

• • • • • • CHANGES IN SCHOOLS  • • • • • • 

  • Preschool: None
  • Elementary: 28 schools have had infections (+2), 16 schools with active cases -2), 19 kids currently infected -11)
  • Middle: 9 schools; 5 active schools; 6 kids 
  • High: 22 schools, 8 active schools (-1), 11 kids (-2)
  • College: 13 schools; 9 active schools; 40 kids (-3)

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

  • Announced today: 60
  • Total Recovered: 7,845
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 89.1%

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

  • New: 2
  • Current: 18
  • Total Hospitalized: 745
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 8.47%

• • • • • • 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: 448
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.09%
  • 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.

Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie



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