COVID-19 Update 1 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 1 June 2021

  • Total: 2,962 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new cases since Saturday, May 29
  • Salem has active cases
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: Rate not calculated*
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Data suppressed*

* See today’s summary for an explanation of new cases per 100K and Positivity Rate.


On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, DHHS announced 33 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Monday, May 31, 2021. Today’s results include 16 people who tested positive by PCR test and 17 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 34 cases from Sunday, May 30, 2021, which include 24 people who tested positive by PCR test and 10 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 499 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. 

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. 

• • • • • • TODAY’S SUMMARY • • • • • •

  • Salem added 0 new cases since Saturday, May 29, leaving our total at 2,962 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases decreased by 1 since Sunday, bringing the total to 6. Salem had 11 active cases one week ago. 
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is ? DHHS  says “Rate Not Calculated: For towns with cumulative cases between 1-4 in the last 14 days, data limited to protect the privacy of individuals.” One week ago, it was 111.
  • ­­Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 0%? DHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.” One week ago, it was 4.3%. Salem’s positivity rate was 14.3% on Dec. 14. Sunday, May 16, was 2.3%, the lowest we’ve been since I’ve been tracking this metric, until today. 
  • There are 24 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (34 a week ago). There are 19 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (30 a week ago). 6 communities have more than 5% (12 a week ago). 2 communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%. (2 a week ago.) 24 communities have a higher positivity rate than Salem’s. (14 a week ago; it was as high as 10 on March 28.) 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (Sunday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 41. NH reported 18 people have “recovered” since Sunday’s update. After allowing for those who lost their lives because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went up by 23 since Sunday to 499. That’s 83 more active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 339 new cases in the past week.
  • NH has had 82.7 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 429.0. Six NH communities have rates above 0. (Manchester (83); Nashua (85); Dover (87); Londonderry (103); Rochester (127); and Keene (188).
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.8%. One week ago, it was 5.3%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,456 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 0 people since Sunday’s update, and an increase of 15 since last week. There was 0 hospitalization reported from Rockingham County since Sunday; our county’s total hospitalization count is 321. 
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 26 which is 14 less than yesterday and 23 less than we had one week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 0 since Sunday; the total number of ICU admissions is 428. We have seen an increase of 5 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Since Sunday, 0 lives were lost due to COVID-19, bringing the total of lives lost to 1,353 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 7 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There were 0 lives lost in Rockingham County since Wednesday, May 26; the total number of people who have died from our county is 262.

 • • • • • Communities • • • • • • 

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Strafford (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (7), Merrimack (6), Cheshire (5), Belknap (4), Sullivan (3), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus Sunday’s total): 41
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 33
  • Total people who have tested positive: 98,767

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (22.78% of NH’s population) • • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,258
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 7
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 21.2%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 1.9%

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  

  • 10 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 30.3% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals showing changes since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: % of Total cases: 5521 (+5); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: % of Total cases: 12343 (+3); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: % of Total cases: 19854 (+13); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: % of Total cases: 14505 (+13); Hospitalizations: 64; Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: % of Total cases: 12973 (+3); Hospitalizations: 105; Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: % of Total cases: 15107 (+2); Hospitalizations: 193; Deaths: 34
  • 60-69: % of Total cases: 9681 (+-2); Hospitalizations: 350; Deaths: 136
  • 70-79: % of Total cases: 4768 (+2); Hospitalizations: 366; Deaths: 322
  • 80+: % of Total cases: 3927 (+2); Hospitalizations: 326; Deaths: 841
  • Unknown: % of Total cases: 88 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •                     

  • Active cases in NH: 499
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 74

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 18
  • Total recovered: 96,915
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.1% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 26
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,456
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 428
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 321

• • • • • • 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: 1,353
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 262

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.


Hello, Salem!

Salem has added only 2 new cases in the past week. The week before, we added 18 new cases. Based on that, I’m struggling to comprehend why Salem’s community transmission metrics have fallen so low. NH DHHS is no longer reporting the 2-week positivity rate and the 2-week new cases per 100K residents for Salem, because our numbers have reportedly fallen so low.

Like Salem, Rockingham County’s numbers are going down. Coos County and Grafton County are also going down. All other counties, as well as Manchster and Nashua have seen slight increases from two days ago, raising NH’s active case count by 23 people to 499. We were at 416 a week ago.

It’s easy to feel really optimistic about where Salem is heading, but we need to watch the whole State. And there’s a little voice suggesting that we aren’t out of the woods yet. So stay vigilant, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie





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