COVID-19 Statistics as of Friday, Sept 10, 2021

Compiled by Bonnie Wright, based on info from NH’s Dept of Health & Human Services, for Salem Select Board’s meeting on Sept 13

This information was provided to Salem’s Select Board, to aid them in determining the locations for meetings for Salem’s Zoning Board and other Board meetings.

In my opinion, there is not adequate spacing in the Knightly Room for such meetings, nor is there proper ventilation in that building. I request that we continue to meet in locations that are safe for our Board members.


On July 27, 2021 the CDC recommended that everyone in areas with high COVID-19 infection rates wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

Substantial community transmission (high COVID-19 infection rates) is 50-99 new infections per 100K or 8% positivity rate.

Local Community Transmission rates on Friday,

  • NH’s new infections per 100K was:         356.5
  • Rockingham County:                                      344.1
  • Salem:                                                              321.0

Fully vaccinated as of Friday.

  • NH:                                                                  54.2%
  • Rockingham County:                              53.2%
  • Salem:                                                            47.9%

Partially vaccinated

  • NH:                                                                  59.2%
  • Rockingham County:                             57.9%
  • Salem:                                                            51.5%

COVID STATS pertaining to ZBA meetings:

ZBA met remotely by Zoom from April 7, 2020 – June 1, 2021

On April 7, 2020 

  • 32 new cases in NH
  • 523 active cases
  • 108 in hospital

On July 6, 2021 – ZBA started meeting in person. 

  •  16 new cases in NH
  •  181 active cases (Salem had less than 5 active cases)
  •   13 hospitalizations

This week’s daily average:

  •             350 new cases (522 on Thursday)
  •             3,144 active cases
  •             144 hospitalizations
  •             On Tuesday, Sept 7, our last ZBA meeting, Salem had 72 active cases.

SALEM: 1 week average of new cases: 

  • May 4, 2020: 4.4/day (oldest info I have)
  • July 6: 0.8/day
  • Now: 7.0/day

We have seen NH’S NUMBERS jump quickly. We are not that far away from our peak around Christmas/New Years.

  • Our new case numbers are about the same as we had Dec 23. (Sept 9, 2021: 522; 12/23/20: 571).   We went from there to peak (1,317 on January 3) in about 11 days. 
  • Our active/current cases are now about the same as we had mid-November. (9/10/21: 3,144; 11/14/20: 2,994; 11/15/20: 3,306). We went from there to peak (6,994 on December 27) in about 43 days. 
  • The number of people currently hospitalized is about the same as we had late-November. (9/10/21: 149; 12/5/20: 146). We went from there to peak (317 on December 27) in 27 days.

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