COVID-19 Update 26 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 26 April 2021

  • Total: 2,855 confirmed cases in Salem as of yesterday
  • Salem today: ??? new cases
  • ???? active cases (54 yesterday)
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 372 as of yesterday
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.0% as of yesterday

DHHS strikes again! Most of the dashboards were not update again, so we have a lot of gaps in our data. Again.

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, DHHS announced 284 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%. Today’s results include 168 people who tested positive by PCR test and 116 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,960 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/24: 284 new cases 

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

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

  • There was no town information posted today, so we have no update for any of Salem’s numbers.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 114. NH reported 355 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 243 to 2,717 since yesterday. That’s 442 fewer active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 7.3% which is “moderate” community transmission. Yesterday it was 2.7%. A week ago, it was 2.4%.
  • DHHS reported a total of 1,299 people who had been hospitalized as of yesterday because of COVID-19.  Today’s number is not available, nor is updated information about ICU admissions.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 86 which is a decrease of 5 since yesterday, and is 43 less than a week ago. 
  • There were 2 lives lost due to COVID-19 for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 1,286 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. 

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Strafford (29), Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (13), Belknap (7), Cheshire (6), Grafton (6), Carroll (3), Coos (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases. 

It’s a rare day when Rockingham County isn’t at the top of this list, but with the low number of results, it’s not surprising that the list is shaken up a little.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 114
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 138
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 7.3%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 93,935
  • New negative results reported: 761
  • Total Negative Results: 598,461
  • • • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 23,116
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 27

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

  • 27 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 19.6% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(This information was not updated today. These are yesterday’s numbers, showing changes since Saturday.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 4954 (+21); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 11448 (+42); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 18818 (+59); Hospitalizations: 31; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 13747 (+49); Hospitalizations: 58; Deaths: 6
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12399 (+51); Hospitalizations: 93; Deaths: 11
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 14516 (+26); Hospitalizations: 163 (+1); Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9385 (+23); Hospitalizations: 309; Deaths: 116 (+1)
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4623 (+6); Hospitalizations: 329; Deaths: 399 (+1)
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3844 (+3); Hospitalizations: 300 (+1); Deaths: 823
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 87 (+-1); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,717
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 522 yesterday. Not available today.

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 355
  • Total recovered: 89,932
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 86
  • New people hospitalized from NH: Not available today.
  • Total hospitalized patients: Not available today.

• • • • • • 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: 1,286
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 243

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



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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