COVID-19 Update September 27
- Total: 325 confirmed cases in Salem
- 1 out of every 91 Salem residents have been infected
- Salem Today: 2 new cases, 5 active cases
• • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •
- Two more Salem residents were reported as having COVID-19.
- The communities with the biggest increase of total cases are: Manchester (+8), Dover (+4); Nashua and Concord (+3 each); and Salem, Merrimack and Hooksett (+2 each).
- Nashua has now had over 900 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- Over 7,400 people in NH are identified as “recovered.” Some of them are back to normal, and some have been struggling for months.
- Yesterday there were 12 municipalities with more than five active cases. Today there are 16 communities. Salem, Barrington, Hooksett, and Seabrook have increased enough to be added to yesterday’s list of cities and towns. There was minimal change in the other towns, except Manchester, which went up by 6 people.
- Today, NH DHHS reported in their press release that 4 kids under 18 were infected. Per NH DHHS’s dashboard, there were no children aged 0-9 that were infected, and there were 7 kids aged 10-19. The ages with the most new infections today (13) were those aged 20-29. There were 9 aged 30-39; 7 aged 40-49; 9 aged 50-59; 4 aged 60-69; MINUS one aged 70-79, and 3 aged 80+.
- Schools with active or recovered cases:
- No preschool. 15 elementary schools (9 schools with active cases; 10 students total). 6 middle schools (4 with active cases, 4 students). 15 high schools (+1; 6 with active cases, 8 students). 12 Colleges/Universities (6 with active cases; three with one student, one with three and one with four students. UNH-Durham has 42 active cases, 95 recovered).
- The numbers for Salem students remain unchanged (1 active case, even though we know of four Salem High students that have been infected.)
- Two more Granite Staters were hospitalized with COVID-19. There are now 20 patients, double the number from eight days ago. I learned today that a member of my dear niece’s husband’s family is in intensive care in a NH hospital.
- No one died in NH in the 24-hours covered by this update. However, 13 people died in Massachusetts.
- Globally, over 1 million persons have died from COVID-19.
- Globally, the two-week average of new cases is over 291,000 per day, and the daily average for COVID- fatalities is over 5,400. (As of yesterday)
- Here in the US, we have had a daily average of over 43,750 new cases per day over the past two weeks, and 784 people have died over the past two weeks. (As of yesterday)
- In Massachusetts, there has been a daily average of 397 new confirmed cases and 29 COVID-19 deaths over the last two weeks, and 407 new cases per day over the last week. (As of yesterday)
• • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • •
- New positive cases per DHHS: 53
- My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 51
- Children under 18 in new cases: 4
- Total positive cases in NH: 8,172
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.42%
- Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,108
- The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 3,606
- New negative results reported today: 2,057
- Total negative cases in NH: 259,314
• • • • Rockingham County • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,017
- New cases in Rockingham County: 7
- Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 2.3
- Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 2.1
- Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.7%
- Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 78%
• • • • Active Cases• • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 330
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 75
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.7%
• • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS• • • • • •
- New antibody tests: 47
- Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,030
- The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 42
- Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
• • • •RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 24
- Total Recovered: 7,403
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.6%
• • • •HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH• • • • • •
- New: 2
- Current: 20
- Total Hospitalized: 736
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.01%
• • • •DEATHS IN NH• • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 1
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 439
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.41%
- 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.
Another weekend is over! Where does the time go? I hope you had a good one.
Today was an interesting day for me: I spoke at a press conference in support of our Veterans. (Yes, I do think about things other than COVID-19!) Even though it was outside, in a semi-private public area, the area was roped off, and only those wearing a mask were allowed in. Forehead temps were checked for everyone who came into the area. Masks were removed only by the speakers when they were speaking, and the speakers had no one within 20 feet of the podium. I’d be shocked if any of those in attendance contracted COVID-19 at this event, because THIS is the way to do it!
Please 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