COVID-19 Update January 12

COVID-19 Update January 12

  • Total: ???? confirmed cases in Salem. (Yesterday: 1,677)
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: ???? (Yesterday: 10.8%)
  • 1 out of ?? Salem residents have been infected (Yesterday: 18)
  • Salem today: ? new cases. ??? Active cases. (Yesterday: 154)

So … NH DHHS did not do their job, again. No town counts are available.

• • • • • • Report from NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) • • • • • • 

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, DHHS announced 842 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.3%. Today’s results include 589 people who tested positive by PCR test and 253 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,239 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/2: 130 new cases today, for an updated total of 773 cases 
  • 1/10: 675 new cases today, for an updated total of 864 cases 
  • 1/11: 37 new cases 

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard. 

• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • •

  • New Cases per 100K over the past 14 days
    • All 10 counties and our two biggest cities are all significantly above 100 new cases, putting the State in a substantial level of community transmission, regardless of how we rank in the other two metrics.
    • New Hampshire: 699.2
    • Rockingham County: 633.3
    • Salem: 828
  • Hospitalizations per 100K over the past 14 days
    • All 10 counties and our two biggest cities are all significantly under 10 cases, which is considered minimal. 
  • Positivity Rate over 7 days: 
    • New Hampshire: 8.1%
    • Rockingham County: 9.1%
    • Salem: 10.0%
    • Manchester: 9.8%
    • Nashua: 12.0%

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

  • We don’t have today’s counts for Salem’s cumulative or active counts. We still know this:
    • Average of New Cases per 100K in Salem over the past two weeks: 838
      • The average in Salem today is more than Saturday but is 57 less than yesterday. 
      • This week, Salem’s new cases have ranged from 801 to 939.
      • By comparison, other NH communities today:
        • New Hampshire: 699
        • Rockingham County: 633 
        • 20 communities have a higher count than Salem. Chichester is highest at 1,140; three other communities — Dover, Brookline, and Rollinsford —are all over 1,000.
        • Nashua: 889 (Highest of the 10 counties and 2 biggest cities)
        • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 809 (Highest County)
        • Grafton County: 306 (Lowest County)
        • Lebanon: 264 (Lowest community)
    • Average Positivity Rate (Antigen and PCR) over the past week in Salem: 10.00%
      • The average in Salem is more than Friday but is .8% less than yesterday. 
      • This week Salem’s percentages have ranged from 7.1% to 10.9%.
      • By comparison, other NH communities today:
        • New Hampshire: 8.1%
        • Rockingham County: 9.1%
        • Nashua: 12.0% (Highest of the 10 counties and 2 biggest cities)
        • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 10.7% (Highest County)
        • Grafton County: 1.9% (Lowest county and the only one under 5%)
        • 45 communities have a higher positivity rate than Salem. 143 communities are over 2%, the desired maximum goal. 130 communities are over 5% (moderate transmission). 46 communities are over 10%, which is considered to be a substantial transmission level. Three communities — Newington (25%), Unity (25%) and Durham (22.1%) —are all over 20%. 
    • Cumulative Antigen & PCR Tests
      • Salem: 20,448, an increase of 184 from yesterday.
      • Hillsboro County: 337,312
      • Rockingham County: 215,792
  • NH has averaged 796 new cases this week, based on the numbers reported by DHHS. Today we added 842 so our numbers aren’t going down.
  • 32 of today’s new cases were healthcare workers; 163 were diagnosed this week.
  • 298 of this week’s new cases were from long-term care facilities, including 61 more today. 5,053 of those infected (9.5%) are from long-term care facilities.
  • Another 711 people were reported today to have “recovered.” (No longer infectious.) Over 46,000 NH residents have “recovered” to date.
  • Active cases in NH are 6,239, an overnight increase of 121 more cases.
  • Three more people have been hospitalized in NH, bringing the total to 937, while patients currently hospitalized increased by 20, from 267 to 287. One of those hospitalized was a healthcare worker.
  • NH lost 9 more people from COVID-19 during the 24-hours covered by this report, bringing the total to 86 people this week. 
  • Over 400,000 people have “recovered” in Massachusetts.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (218), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (162), Strafford (82), Cheshire (57), Merrimack (37), Belknap (34), Grafton (31), Carroll (17), Sullivan (16), and Coos (13) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (72) and Nashua (67). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-six new cases. 
  • Active Cases 
    • The information used to compute the numbers in this section were not released by DHHS today.
  • Cumulative Cases 
    • The information used to compute the numbers in this section were not released by DHHS today.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 707
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 711
    • 453 PCR tests
    • 258 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 85
  • Total positive cases in NH: 52,307
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 8.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,938
  • New negative results reported today: 3,231
  • Total negative cases in NH: 493,648

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 12,592
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 128
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 9.5%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.1% 

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 6,118
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,237
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.2% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Shown: Total infections, percentage of all infections, and increase yesterday.

  • 0-9: 2219 = 4% (+33).
  • 10-19: 5403 = 10% (+88). (+1 hospitalization yesterday)
  • 20-29: 10026 = 19% (+171). (First age group to reach 10,000)
  • 30-39: 7881 = 15% (+111). (+1 hospitalization today)
  • 40-49: 7221 = 14% (+92). (+1 hospitalization yesterday)
  • 50-59: 8509 = 16% (+131).
  • 60-69: 5769 = 11% (+95).
  • 70-79: 3128 = 6% (+57).
  • 80+: 2940 = 6% (+62).
  • Unknown: 52 = 0% (+1).

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

  • Announced today: 1,043
  • Total Recovered: 45,320
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 86.6% 

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

  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Currently hospitalized: 267
  • Total hospitalized patients: 934
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.79%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 308
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 217

• • • • • • 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: 869
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.66%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 158

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.


“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” 

― T.F. Hodge, from Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

Hello, Salem!

So, we have yet another day without knowing how much our Cumulative and Active counts have changed. It’s frustrating! But … does it really matter? We know our counts are high, we just don’t know how high. We know that our community transmission is not just high, it is at a substantial level. What we do know is that we need to respect this disease, and we know what we need to do. Not knowing the exact count should not impact our actions as we try to stay safe, and always, be kind. 

~Bonnie








Compiled by Bonnie Wright, based on data obtained from NH DHHS.


The following video was posted almost two months ago. Things have changed in that time. On October 2, US deaths were 1,035,451, according to the video. (My records say 1,033,174 per WorldOmeter.) WorldOMeter now says the global death rate is 1,446,889, an increase of 413,715 in less than two months. Just please remember that there is a lot more between COVID->Death vs. COVID->Recovery. More and more, long-haulers are making the news, as are other consequences of COVID-19.



This screenshot comes from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm?s_cid=mm6942e2_w

This report is explained here:
https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/2020/10/20/cdc-from-january-to-october-us-had-299k-more-deaths-than-in-previous-years/


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