COVID-19 Update September 19
- Total: 323 confirmed cases in Salem
- 1 out of every 91 Salem residents have been infected
- Salem Today: 1 new case, 6 active cases
• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- Salem has another resident who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Several more Salem residents have been marked as “recovered;” we now have only 6 cases in town.
- 61 NH Residents had positive test results today; the number of positive cases in NH went up by 59. NH has not seen an increase this big since June 17.
- The positivity rate today is 4.86%. This brings the daily average for the past week from 2.6% to 3.03%.
- Yesterday, I forgot to include the details about the kids. Per NH DHHS’s dashboard, from Wednesday to Friday, there was one new child aged 0-9 that was infected, and there were 24 youth aged 10-19 infected, for a total of 25 new infections in kids. NH DHHS reported in their press release on Thursday that 3 kids under 18 were infected, and 14 kids under 18 on Friday, for a total of 17 kids. So presumably, there were 8 youth aged 18-19 who were reported on Thursday or Friday.
- Today, per NH DHHS’s dashboard, there was one new child aged 0-9 that was infected, and there were 7 youth aged 10-19 infected, for a total of 8 new infections in kids. NH DHHS reported in their press release that 6 kids under 18 were infected. So presumably, there were 2 youth aged 18-19 who were reported as infected today.
- Schools with active or recovered cases:
- No preschool. 8 elementary schools (+1). 2 middle schools. 10 high schools (+1). 11 Colleges/Universities.
- Salem finally showing one infection, although the high school has reported three kids.
- Windham is showing with 4 active cases, and 3 recovered cases.
- 47 more people were reported today as “recovered.”
- The number of active cases in NH is continuing to go up, now back to 318 people.
- No one has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the 24-hours covered by this report.
- The number of hospitalized patients has gone up by one, indicating that was a re-admittance to an NH hospital.
- There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths in NH in the past four days.
• • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 61
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 59
- Children under 18 in new cases: 6
- Total positive cases in NH: 7,920
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 4.86%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,214
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,170
- New negative results reported today: 1,155
- Total negative cases in NH: 230,812
• • • • Rockingham County • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,971
- New cases in Rockingham County: 12
- Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 3.9
- Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 3.0
- Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.9%
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 79%
• • • • Active Cases• • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 318
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 90
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 28.3%
• • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS• • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 69
- Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 30,704
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 54
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • •RECOVERED IN NH• • • • • •
- Announced today: 47
- Total Recovered: 7,164
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.5%
• • • •HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH• • • • • •
- New: 0
- Current: 8
- Total Hospitalized: 725
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.15%
• • • •DEATHS IN NH• • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 0
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 438
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.53%
- 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.
My frustration with the school dashboard, if anything, is growing. The state is not reporting new cases to the school dashboard unless the infection is DIRECTLY tied to the school.
Here’s what the state says, (emphasis mine):
“Cases are reported on the schools <sic> dashboard once DHHS has conducted a case investigation and the case has been confirmed positive. The cases are included on the schools <sic> dashboard if the infected individual lives in New Hampshire and is both associated with a school (includes both staff and students) ***AND*** CONFIRMED TO HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY PRESENT ON CAMPUS, OR PHYSICALLY PARTICIPATING IN GROUP ***SCHOOL*** ACTIVITIES (e.g. sports). Only cases reported during the current school year (on or after August 1, 2020) are shown. Note: This may differ from other school-based reporting which can include presumed positive cases of COVID-19 or individuals associated with schools who were never physically present on campus or who live out of state.”
So, if kids are hanging out after school, on weekends, etc., it doesn’t count??? Is this acceptable? You know what I think. I’d like to know your thoughts.
In the meantime, stay safe, and always, be kind.
- Rent or mortgage assistance because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
- 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/
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- 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/
Sources used to create this report:
- COVID-19 Update September 17