COVID-19 Update 15 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 15 June 2021

SALEM: NO CHANGES!

  • 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
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Data suppressed
  • Salem’s new cases account for 0.0% of all of the new cases reported today. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)

UNITED STATES:

  • Deaths passed 600,000 individuals
  • CDC upgraded the DELTA strain of COVID from a variant of interest to a variant of concern

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

  • Slight increase in Active Cases (+3)
  • Slight decrease in Hospitalized patients (-2)
  • One more cumulative deaths since yesterday

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 26 people who tested positive by PCR test and 15 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 283 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 0 new cases since my last report, leaving our total at 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 12 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (17 a week ago). There are8 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (14 a week ago). 2 communities have more than 5% (6 a week ago). NO counties havea 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 35. NH reported 31 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 up by 3 since my last report to 283..That’s 45 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 182 new cases in the past week. 
  • When I started these updates (April 8, 2020) we had 542 active cases. We are now down to half that amount, bringing us to the same number of active cases as we had in late September. We have a way to go; we were as low as 209 on September 4. 
  • NH has had 45.5 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days, up slightly from yestereday. One week ago, it was 53.6. 
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.3%. One week ago, it was 5.3%. 
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,547 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 2 people since my last update, and an increase of 28 since last week. There were 0 hospitalizationsreported from Rockingham County since my last report; our county’s total hospitalization count is 343. The two new patients were aged 40-59.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 18 which is 2 less than the last report and 11 less than we had one week ago. 
  • We now have fewer hospital patients than we had on October 23. We were as low as 6 in late August and again on September 12. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 1 since my last update; the total number of ICU admissions is 453. We have seen an increase of 10 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
  • Since my last report, 1 life was lost due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,364 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 has been 1 life lost in Rockingham County; the total number of people who have died from our county is 264..
  • DHHS did not report any new deaths in their daily press release, but there is one more total deaths today than was reported yesterday. WMUR reported that this was from a previously unreported death from the week of April 12.

 • • • • • COMMUNITIES • • • • • • 

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Strafford (14), Rockingham (5), Belknap (2), Carroll (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (3). 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): 35
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 41
  • Total people who have tested positive: 99,178

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,315
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 5
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 12.2%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 0.7%

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

  • children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 4.9% 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: 5575 (+2); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 13% of Total cases: 12397 (+3); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19914 (+2); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14581 (+5); Hospitalizations: 65; Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 13028 (+6); Hospitalizations: 113 (+1); Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15139 (+6); Hospitalizations: 218 (+1); Deaths: 35
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9717 (+3); Hospitalizations: 364; Deaths: 138
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4798 (+4); Hospitalizations: 383; Deaths: 326
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3940 (+4); Hospitalizations: 351; Deaths: 845 (+1)
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 89 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 283
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 27

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 31
  • Total recovered: 97,531
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 18
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,547
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.56%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 453
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 343

• • • • • • 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: 1,364
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.38%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 264

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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