COVID-19 Update 2 April 2021
- Total: YESTERDAY: 2,660 confirmed cases in Salem. Today: Unknown
- Salem today: ?? new cases since yesterday; ?? active cases. (99 yesterday)
- 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
- Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 514 yesterday. Today: Unknown
- Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.9% yesterday. Today: Unknown.
On Tuesday, and then again today, DHHS failed to update many sections of the COVID-19 website. Much of the data for today is missing. Here is what we do know:
On Friday, April 2, 2021, DHHS announced 410 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%. Please note, an additional 86 cases have been added to the case count, in addition to the new cases above. These cases were identified during data quality assurance activities and are from October 2020 through March 2021. Today’s results include 266 people who tested positive by PCR test and 144 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,345 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:
- 4/1: 410 new cases
Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.
• • • • • • TODAY’S SUMMARY • • • • • •
- Because of the error from NH DHHS, none of the data for Salem and most of the info for Rockingham County, is available today.
- Today, NH reached 85,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 471. NH reported 413 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 58 to 3,345 since yesterday. That’s 527 more active cases than we had a week ago.
- We haven’t had this many active cases since February 17. We were down to 1, 997 on March 9. NH’s peak was 6,994 active cases on December 27.
- NH has had 360.6 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 355.5. One week ago, it was 316.9.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 4.8%. Yesterday it was 4.8%. One week ago, it was 4.6%.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 2.7%. Yesterday it was 2.6%. A week ago, it was 2.0%.
- There is no info available today about the number of new patients who have been hospitalized in NH or in Rockingham County.
- The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 85 which is 4 more than yesterday, and 7 more than a week ago.
- There is no info today about the number of ICU admissions.
- Today NH DHHS reported that there were no lives lost for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 1,245 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19.
- I have updated the report with how NH’s numbers have changed over time.
• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •
DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties:
Rockingham (86), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (74), Strafford (62), Merrimack (38), Grafton (19), Carroll (17), Coos (9), Belknap (8), Cheshire (4), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (45) and Manchester (29). 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): 471
- New positive cases per DHHS: 410
- Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.7%
- Total people who have tested positive: 85,010
- New negative results reported: 1,134
- Total Negative Results: 578,171
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 21,071
- New cases in Rockingham County: 86
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: Not reported today
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
- 67 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 yesterday for those under 60.)
DHHS did not update the dashboard that provides the data for this section.
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 3,345
- Active cases in Rockingham County: This data not available today
• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •
- Recovered today: 413
- Total recovered: 80,420
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.6%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 85
- Cumulative hospitalization data not available today
• • • • • • 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: 1,245
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.46%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
- Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 228
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.
Have a good weekend, but please! Stay safe, and always, be kind.
- Salem Resource Center of Southern NH Services: Housing relief and fuel assistance. 603-893-9172. https://www.snhs.org
- Legal issues because of COVID: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis.
- Food pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-salem and http://www.wecarecharity.org/projects
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- COVID-19 testing: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
- Massachusetts Travel Order: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/massachusetts-travel-order/
- Mental health resources
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
- Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
- #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255.
- Phase 1A is in effect now.
- Phase 1B is scheduled to begin on January 26.
- Those 65 or older can register beginning January 22 at www.vaccines.nh.gov. Those without internet can call 211.
- Those who have severe medical conditions (or care for a child with severe medical conditions) should contact their doctor.
- Others who qualify because of their employment will be notified by employers.
- Future Phases will be updated as more info becomes available. Phase 1B will take a long time.
Sources used to create these reports: