COVID-19 Update September 22

COVID-19 Update September 22

  • Total: 323 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 91 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, <5 active cases

 

• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

Salem has had another good day. We’ve had no new infections, and we now have less than 5 active cases.

  • NH new infections are almost exactly the same as recent daily averages.
  • The positivity rate today is 2.96%, which is more than the goal of staying under 2.0%. Things are creeping up, but at least they are going up very slowly.
  • Today, NH DHHS reported in their press release that 2 kid under 18 was infected. Per NH DHHS’s dashboard, there were no children aged 0-9 that were infected, there were 4 kids aged 10-19, and there were 12 people aged 20-29 who were infected.
  • Schools with active or recovered cases:
    • No preschool. 10 elementary schools. 3 middle schools (+1). 11 high schools (+1). 12 Colleges/Universities.
    • The numbers for Salem students remain unchanged. (1 active case, even though we know of three Salem High students that have been infected.
    • Windham High School has one more recovered student, bringing their totals to 3 active and 4 recovered. The school has reported quite a few more students with infections that the state includes in their dashboard.
  • 33 more people are no longer considered infectious.
  • There was one more person hospitalized with COVID-19 today, the second in as many days. NH still has 11 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths in NH in the past week. 

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 38
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 38
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 2
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,990
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.96%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,285
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,399
  • New negative results reported today: 1,247
  • Total negative cases in NH: 235,537

• • • • Rockingham County • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,989
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 12
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 3.9
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 2.7
  • 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: 293
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 83
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 28.3%

• • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS• • • • • •

  • New antibody tests: 27
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 30,781
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 45
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • •RECOVERED IN NH• • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 33
  • Total Recovered: 7,259
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.9%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 11
  • Total Hospitalized: 727
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.10%

• • • •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: 5.48%
  • 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.

 

I’d love to know the source of CNN’s COVID numbers. I like what I can get from Worldometers. They collect their numbers from sites like NH DHHS. You can actually find the links to their sources. CNN was one or two days behind Worldometers, but with changes in the reporting process to the CDC, that difference has fallen to a week.

Today CNN reported that the US has passed the milestone of 200,000 COVID-related deaths. However, Worldometers showed that the US had reached that number seven days ago. That lag is frustrating!

According to CNN, the number of COVID deaths in the U.S. is now greater than the number of Americans who died in battle during the past five wars. It is equivalent to 109 Hurricane Katrinas or 66 9/11 attacks. The number of deaths is projected to continue growing at alarming rates, but could be greatly reduced (by 62.7%) through widespread mask-wearing, crowd avoidance, and testing.

We can prevent it, but we need to wear masks. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie

 


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Sources used to create this report:

  • COVID-19 Update September 17

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