COVID-19 Update 1 May 2021

COVID-19 Update 1 May 2021

  • Total: 2,888 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new cases since yesterday
  • 48 active cases 
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 264
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.8%

    Reportedly, DHHS announced that they were going to cut down on the information about infections, and that they were going to concentrate on vaccinations.

There is no reason to do this; they still have that data, and their computer system does the breakdown. I’m frustrated at this lack of transparency, as it eliminates some checks and balances – which are greatly needed.

And, if they are concentrating on vaccination reports, why wasn’t the vaccination dashboard updated today???

#EndRant

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, DHHS announced 293 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 173 people who tested positive by PCR test and 120 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,459 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 6 new cases since yesterday, bringing our total to 2,888 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases decreased by 1 from yesterday to 48. Salem had 54 active cases one week ago.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 264. Yesterday, it was 267. One week ago, it was 372. Today is the lowest since I started tracking this metric in mid-March.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 5.8%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 6.0%. One week ago, it was 5.0%. 
  • My source last shares that there is another infection at one of the Salem nursing homes, bringing the total there to at least 6 infections this week.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 277. NH reported 331 people have “recovered” since yesterday’s update. After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 55 to 2,459 since yesterday. That’s 501 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. 
  • Today is the lowest our active count has been since March 22.
  • NH has had 302.3 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 307.3. One week ago, it was 436.4.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 3.6%. Yesterday it was 3.5%. One week ago, it was 5.3%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today was not reported today. Yesterday it was not reported. A week ago, it was 3.4%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,318 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is an increase of 5 people since yesterday’s update, (6 age groups went down, and one went up for a net of five), and an increase of 13 since last week. There was more hospitalization reported today from Rockingham County; our county’s total hospitalizations is now down to 298.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 84 which is 10 less than yesterday, and is 7 less than a week ago. 
  • Our hospitalizations have been under 100 since April 25. We ranged from 63-100 hospitalized patients from Feb 25 to April 7. Before that, the last time we were under 100 was November 19. There were 335 people hospitalized on January 2.
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions has increased by 1 since yesterday, bringing the total to 394. We have seen an increase of 6 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • There was 1 life lost due to COVID-19 for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 1304 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 20 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There were no lives lost today from Rockingham County; the total number of people who have died from our county is 249.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (55), Strafford (41), Grafton (29), Merrimack (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Belknap (19), Cheshire (17), Sullivan (10), Carroll (7), and Coos (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (36) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for eighteen new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 277
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 293
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: NOT RESPORTED TODAY
  • Total people who have tested positive: 95,163
  • New negative results reported: NOT REPORTED TODAY
  • Total Negative Results: NOT REPORTED TODAY
  • • • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 23,403
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 55
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.3%

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

  • 51 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 17.4% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals, showing changes since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 5097 (+20); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 11660 (+46); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19108 (+69); Hospitalizations: 30 (+1); Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 13970 (+51); Hospitalizations: 58; Deaths: 6
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12538 (+26); Hospitalizations: 96; Deaths: 11
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 14700 (+40); Hospitalizations: 165; Deaths: 28
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9467 (+14); Hospitalizations: 313 (+1); Deaths: 120
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4664 (+7); Hospitalizations: 333 (+1); Deaths: 310 (+1)
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3869 (+5); Hospitalizations: 307 (+2); Deaths: 828
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 90 (+-1); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,459
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 451

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 331
  • Total recovered: 91,400
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 96.0% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 84
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,318
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.38%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 394
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 298

• • • • • • 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: 1,304
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 249

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!

Please be smart and responsible while you stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie



On April 15, Governor Sununu announced that he was lifting mask mandates as of 4/16, and then the lifting of “Safer at Home” in early May. Here’s where we were on April 15:









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