COVID-19 Update 21 June 2021
Good numbers today!
The next scheduled update is next Monday.
- Salem since last update: 1 new case
- Total: 2,967 confirmed cases in Salem
- Salem has had less than 5 active cases per day since June 2!!!
- 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 1.9% of the new cases reported today. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)
- Active cases dropped to 196, which is even lower than we saw last fall.
- The total number of hospitalized patients reported by NH DHHS is one less than they reported on their last update.
- 1 more person was admitted to the ICU
- No more deaths were reported since the last update.
On Monday, June 21, 2021, DHHS announced 10 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Sunday, June 20. Today’s results include 6 people who tested positive by PCR test and 4 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 29 cases from Friday, June 18 (16 by PCR test and 13 by antigen test), and 15 cases from Saturday, June 19 (12 by PCR test and 3 by antigen test). There are now 196 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 • • • • • •
- There is one more person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the second in the past week. This brings our total to 2,968 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases, where we have been since Tuesday, June 8. We can’t seem to get back to zero, but 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 8 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (13 a week ago). There are 2 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (8 a week ago). 2 communities have more than 5% (2 a week ago). No communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%.
- DHHS has reported 54 new cases since their last update, but has not offered a reason why the cumulative total reported today is an increase of 75 since Friday
- The new cases “by math” (last report vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 75. NH reported 144 more 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 69 since my last report, to 196. That’s 87 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 151 new cases in the past week.
- At 196 active cases, NH has now gone down to our lowest number since I first started tracking this number. When things reached the low point for active cases on Sept 4, we were at 209. Rockingham is now at 32 active cases, an increase of 4.
- NH has had 37.4 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 45.5.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.2%. One week ago, it was 1.4%.
- DHHS is reporting a total of 1,554 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19, an increase of 4 since my last report. This is 7 more than last week.
- The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 18 which is 1 less than my last report and the same as we had one week ago. We were down to 6 on Sept 12, before things starting escalating. There was 1 more hospitalization reported for a resident of Rockingham County, bringing our total up to 341.
- The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 1 since my last update; the total number of ICU admissions is 467. We have seen an increase of 14 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
- Since my last report, no lives were lost due to COVID-19, leaving the total at 1,367 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 3 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There has been no more lives lost in Rockingham County; the total number of people who have died from our county is 265.
• • • • • COMMUNITIES • • • • • •
DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties:
Strafford (13), Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (6), Carroll (3), Sullivan (3), Belknap (2), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the city of Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.
- Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.
- There were no new cases in Coos County, or in Manchester.
- All counties have a positivity rate of 2.6% or less.
- Grafton County remains the only county to reach 0.0% positivity rate. Strafford (2.6%) is the only one to have more than 2.0%. Rockingham County is 0.8%.
- Only six communities have more than 5 active cases: Rochester (26); Manchester (22); Nashua (14); Derry and Dover (7) and Concord (5). All others are down to less than 5 active cases.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math: 75
- New positive cases per DHHS: 54
- Total people who have tested positive: 99,329
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (22.78% of NH’s population) • • • • • •
- Total people who have tested positive: 24,350
- New positive cases: 11
- Percentage of today’s new positive cases: 20.4%
- Positivity rate: 0.8%
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
- 18 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
- 33.3% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.
(Totals showing changes since my last report.)
- 0-9: 0.06% of Total cases: 5600 (+14); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
- 10-19: 0.13% of Total cases: 12438 (+30); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
- 20-29: 0.2% of Total cases: 19946 (+15); Hospitalizations: 33; Deaths: 1
- 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 14603 (+8); Hospitalizations: 66 (+1); Deaths: 7
- 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 13039 (+7); Hospitalizations: 114; Deaths: 12
- 50-59: 0.15% of Total cases: 15163 (+11); Hospitalizations: 222 (+3); Deaths: 35
- 60-69: 0.1% of Total cases: 9726 (+4); Hospitalizations: 364; Deaths: 138
- 70-79: 0.05% of Total cases: 4802 (+4); Hospitalizations: 385 (+1); Deaths: 327
- 80+: 0.04% of Total cases: 3948 (+7); Hospitalizations: 349 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 847
- Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 64 (+-25); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 196
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 32
• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •
- Recovered today: 144
- Total recovered: 97,766
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.4%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 18
- New people hospitalized from NH: 4
- Total hospitalized patients: 1,554
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.56%
- Total admitted to ICU: 467
- New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
- Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 341
• • • • • • 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: 1,367
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.38%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
- Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 265
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.
NH DHHS hasn’t updated their vaccination numbers on the dashboard since Thursday, June 17. On June 18, WMUR reported the following:
- Total individuals fully vaccinated: 717,880 (52.9% of NH population)
- Number of B.1.1.7 variant (Alpha; UK) cases: 1,109
- Number of B.1.351 variant (Beta; South Africa) cases: 1
- Number of P.1 variant (Gamma; Brazil) cases: 152
- Number of B.1.617.2 variant (Delta; India) cases: 13
- Number of B.1.427 & B.1.429 variant (Epsilon; California) cases: 105
- Number of MIS-C cases: 1-24 (per CDC)
While I can compute the percentage of all cases, I do wish they would provide the % of new cases, because I can only make a guess as to when these first started showing up in NH. And, since we are not testing for variants with every sample, it’s only an estimation, anyways.
Our new case count is heading in the right direction. This is something to celebrate!
I’ll be back with another update next Monday night. In the meantime, stay safe, and always, be kind.
Global vs US Changes:
- 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://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing/
- COVID-19 tests: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/ (Hasn’t been updated lately)
- 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/
- 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.
- Vaccines: https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/?vaccinated
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