COVID-19 Update 14 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 14 June 2021

  • Total: 2,966 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem since last update: new cases
  • Salem still has less than 5 active cases!!!
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: Rate not calculated. 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.”
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Data suppressed. DHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.”
  • Salem’s new cases account for 2.0% of all of the new cases reported today. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)

On Monday, June 14, 2021, DHHS announced 29 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Sunday, June 13. Today’s results include 18 people who tested positive by PCR test and 11 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 45 cases from Friday, June 11 (32 by PCR test and 13 by antigen test), and 25 cases from Saturday, June 12 (13 by PCR test and 12 by antigen test). There are now 280 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 has added 2 new cases since my last report, bringing our total to 2,966 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases since Tuesday, June 8. We are back to where we were in late September before things skyrocketed.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is too low to report. 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.” It has been this low since Tuesday, June 1.
  • ­­Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is too low to report. DHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.” It has been this low since Tuesday, June 1. Salem’s positivity rate was up to 14.3% on Dec. 14. 
  • There are 13 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (17 a week ago). There are7 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (14 a week ago). 2 communities have more than 5% (7 a week ago). NO communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%. (0 a week ago.)
  • Today the new cases “by math” (last report vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 103. NH reported 130 people have “recovered” since my last update. After allowing for those who lost their lives because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 58 since my last report to 280..That’s 42 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 199 new cases in the past week. 
  • When I started these updates (April 8, 2020) we had 542 active cases. At 280, we are now down to half that amount, bringing us to the same number of active cases as we had on September 24. We have a way to go; we were as low as 209 on September 4. 
  • NH has had 44.8 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 55.2. 
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.4%. One week ago, it was 5.3%. 
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,545 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 14 people since my last update, and an increase of 36 since last week, and 5 more than two weeks ago. There were 5 hospitalizations reported from Rockingham County since my last report; our county’s total hospitalization count is 343.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 20 which is 10 less than the last report and 8 less than we had one week ago. 
  • We now have fewer hospital patients than we had on October 25. We were as low as 6 in late August and again on September 12. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 2 since my last update; the total number of ICU admissions is 452. We have seen an increase of 10 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
  • Since my last report, 3 lives were lost due to COVID-19, bringing the total at 1,363 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 6 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There has been no lives lost in Rockingham County; the total number of people who have died from our county is 263..

 • • • • • COMMUNITIES • • • • • • 

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Strafford (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Belknap (10), Merrimack (10), Rockingham (8), Carroll (4), Sullivan (4), Cheshire (3), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus Sunday’s total): 103
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 99
  • Total people who have tested positive: 99,143

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,310
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 8.1%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 0.7%

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

  • 21 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 21.2% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals showing changes since my last report.)

  • 0-9: 6% of Total cases: 5573 (+6); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 13% of Total cases: 12394 (+15); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19912 (+18); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14576 (+9); Hospitalizations: 65 (-1); Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 13022 (+9); Hospitalizations: 112; Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15133 (+6); Hospitalizations: 217 (+5); Deaths: 35 (+1)
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9714 (+7); Hospitalizations: 364 (+1); Deaths: 138 (+1)
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4794 (+6); Hospitalizations: 383 (+2); Deaths: 326 (+1)
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3936 (+-1); Hospitalizations: 351 (+7); Deaths: 844
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 89 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 280
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 26

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 120
  • Total recovered: 97,500
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 20
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 14
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,545
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.56%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 452
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 5
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 343

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,363
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 263

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!

WMUR reports that NH officials said COVID-19 variants are expected, consistent with what other parts of the country have seen.

The Alpha variant, previously called the UK variant, is the dominant variant strain in New Hampshire. There are currently slightly more than 1,100 total cases. 

State officials said they do not test every case for specific strains of variants. Rather, it has a surveillance program that selects a sample of cases to test. 

The Delta variant, which was not mentioned in this article, is the variant that is expected to become the dominant strain in the US. It is believed to be more contagious and more deadly. 

While our numbers are certainly improving, we still have more active cases and more hospitalizations than we had last fall, before things started to escalate. Officials believe we are likely to see an increase again in the fall. 

We aren’t out of the woods, yet. So, stay safe, and always, be kind. 

~Bonnie






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