COVID-19 Update 12 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 12 April 2021

  • Total: 2,754 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new cases
  • 72 active cases 
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 439
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 7.2%

On Monday, April 12, 2021, DHHS announced 380 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 9.8%. Today’s results include 210 people who tested positive by PCR test and 170 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,384 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/11: 380 new cases 

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

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

  • Salem added 9 new cases in the past two days, bringing our total to 2,754 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases has increased by 6 since yesterday to 72. Salem had 69 active cases one week ago. 
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 439. Yesterday, it was 426. One week ago, it was 490.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 7.2%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 7.2%. One week ago, it was 6.4%. 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 375. NH reported 224 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 up by 151 to 3,384 since yesterday. That’s 71 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH has had 437.6 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 429.4. One week ago, it was 388.9
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 5.4%. Yesterday it was 5.3%. One week ago, it was 4.9%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 9.8%, which is “moderate” community transmission. Yesterday it was 3.7%. A week ago, it was 4.4%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,265 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 7 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 29 since last week. There were no new hospitalizations today from Rockingham County, leaving our county’s total at 287.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 107 which is 3 less than yesterday, and 24 more than a week ago. 
  • The last time we had more than this many patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was February 18.
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 1 since yesterday, bringing the total to 379. We have seen an increase of 5 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there were no lives lost for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 1,257 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 8 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include no people who died from Rockingham County, leaving our total at 234 lives lost in our county.  

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (91), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (56), Strafford (43), Belknap (31), Merrimack (30), Grafton (18), Cheshire (7), Sullivan (7), Carroll (6), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (30). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-eight new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 375
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 380
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 9.8%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 89,229
  • New negative results reported: 1,065
  • Total Negative Results: 586,712

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 22,144
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 91
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.6%

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

  • 62 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 16.3% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals, showing changes in new cases since Wednesday for those under 60.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 4540 (+21); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 10675 (+61); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 17833 (+82); Hospitalizations: 30; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 13003 (+70); Hospitalizations: 55; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11769 (+53); Hospitalizations: 89; Deaths: 11
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 13965 (+44); Hospitalizations: 157 (+1); Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9054 (+36); Hospitalizations: 303 (+2); Deaths: 109
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4528 (+6); Hospitalizations: 321 (+2); Deaths: 290
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3784 (+0); Hospitalizations: 294 (+2); Deaths: 814
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 78 (+2); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,384
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 846

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 224
  • Total recovered: 84,588
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.8% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 118
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 7
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,265
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.42%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 378
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 287    

• • • • • • 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: 1,257
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.41%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 234

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!

Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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