COVID-19 Update 16 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 16 April 2021

  • Total: 2,804 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: 13 new cases
  • 94 active cases 
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 463
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.3%

On Friday, April 16, 2021, DHHS announced 423 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.8%. Today’s results include 254 people who tested positive by PCR test and 169 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,751 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/15: 423 new cases 

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

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

  • Today, Salem became the 4th NH community to have more than 2,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Only Manchester (11,129), Nashua (7488), and Concord (2,862) have had more cumulative cases than Salem. 
  • Salem added 13 new cases in the past two days, bringing our total to 2,804 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases is unchanged since yesterday’s 94. Salem had 73 active cases one week ago.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 463. Yesterday, it was 443. One week ago, it was 412.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 8.3%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 8.3%. One week ago, it was 7.0%. 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 385. NH reported 395 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 12 to 3,751 since yesterday. That’s 62 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH has had 438.6 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 438.6. One week ago, it was 420.7
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 5.3%. Yesterday it was 5.3%. One week ago, it was 5.3%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 2.8%, which is “moderate” community transmission. Yesterday it was 3.0%. A week ago, it was 3.6%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,276 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 3 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 19 since last week. There were 0 new hospitalization today from Rockingham County; our county’s total hospitalizations is 288.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 132 which is 2 more than yesterday, and 22 more than a week ago. 
  • The last time we had more than this many patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was February 11.
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions is unchanged since yesterday, leaving the total at 381. We have seen an increase of 4 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there were 2 lives lost for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 1,266 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 10 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include 1 person who died from Rockingham County, bringing the total to 238 lives lost in our county.  
  • Today, WorldOMeter reported that globally we just passed 140 Million people who have had confirmed cases of COVID-19, and globally we just passed 3 Million people who have died. (That’s 2.1%)

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (98), Strafford (60), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (54), Merrimack (24), Belknap (21), Cheshire (20), Grafton (17), Carroll (12), Coos (12), and Sullivan (12) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (37) and Nashua (32). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- four new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 385
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 423
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.8%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 90,910
  • New negative results reported: 1,376
  • Total Negative Results: 590,398
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  • • • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 22,562
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 98
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.9%

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

  • 95 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 22.5% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

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

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 4706 (+45); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 10942 (+54); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 18175 (+78); Hospitalizations: 30; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 13265 (+65); Hospitalizations: 55; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11966 (+40); Hospitalizations: 91; Deaths: 11
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 14199 (+56); Hospitalizations: 158; Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9197 (+32); Hospitalizations: 305 (+1); Deaths: 113 (+1)
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4570 (+11); Hospitalizations: 325 (+2); Deaths: 293
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3811 (+4); Hospitalizations: 296; Deaths: 816 (+1)
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 79 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,751
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 893

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 395
  • Total recovered: 85,893
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.5% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 132
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 3
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,276
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.40%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 381
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 288

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,266
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.39%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 238

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!

It’s the weekend already? How is that possible? Whatever you do, 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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