COVID-19 Update 3 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 3 June 2021

  • Total: 2,962 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new case, the first since Saturday, May 29
  • 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 calculatedDHHS  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.”
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Data suppressedDHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.”
  • Salem’s new cases account for 1.4% of all of today’s cases. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, DHHS announced 74 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 24 people who tested positive by PCR test and 50 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 423 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 added 1 new case, the first since Saturday, May 29, bringing our total to 2,963 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases. Salem had 8 active cases one week ago. We had 1-4 cases on most days from Sep 22 to September 30, 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.” One week ago, it was 97.
  • ­­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.” One week ago, it was 2.7%. Salem’s positivity rate was 14.3% on Dec. 14. 
  • There are 23 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (21 yesterday; 33 a week ago). There are 18 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (17 yesterday; 27 a week ago). 6 communities have more than 5% (Same as yesterday; 10 a week ago). 2 communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%. (2 yesterday and  a week ago.) 23 communities have a higher positivity rate than Salem’s. (22 a week ago; it was as high as 10 on March 28.) 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 49. NH reported 50 people have “recovered” since yesterday’s update. After allowing for those who lost their lives because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 2 since yesterday’s report to 423. That’s 57 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 227 new cases in the past week. We had this many active cases in early October. NH was down to 209 on September 4.
  • NH has had 71.6 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 438.6.  All of the counties in NH are under 100, except Coos, but none are under 50. Yet.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.7%. One week ago, it was 5.3%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,476 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 15 people since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 13 since last week. There were 3 hospitalizations reported from Rockingham County since yesterday; our county’s total hospitalization count is 325. 
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 26 which is 1 more than yesterday and 27 less than we had one week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 3 since yesterday; the total number of ICU admissions is 432. We have seen an increase of 5 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Since Sunday, May 30, no lives have been lost due to COVID-19, leaving the total of lives lost to 1,354 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 have been no lives lost in Rockingham County since Wednesday, May 26; the total number of people who have died from our county is 262.

 • • • • • Communities • • • • • • 

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (13), Merrimack (12), Grafton (7), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Belknap (5), Sullivan (5), Strafford (4), Carroll (3), Cheshire (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (7) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus Sunday’s total): 49
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 74
  • Total people who have tested positive: 98,840

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,276
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 13
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 17.6%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 1.6%

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

  • 16 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 21.6% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals showing changes since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 6% of Total cases: 5529 (+0); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 12353 (+10); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19862 (+7); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14516 (+6); Hospitalizations: 64; Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12990 (+13); Hospitalizations: 107 (+2); Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15111 (+4); Hospitalizations: 198 (+4); Deaths: 34
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9691 (+6); Hospitalizations: 353 (+2); Deaths: 136
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4771 (+2); Hospitalizations: 369 (+2); Deaths: 322
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3928 (+1); Hospitalizations: 332 (+5); Deaths: 842 (+1)
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 89 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 423
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 61

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 50
  • Total recovered: 97,063
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.2% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 26
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 15
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,476
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.49%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 432
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 3
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 325

• • • • • • 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: 1,354
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 262

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!

DHHS reported today that FIFTEEN more patients have been hospitalized than they reported yesterday. I missed the Governor’s press conference today, but cannot find any reference to this jump in the media. If these were found in audits, that is concerning. If these are actually new hospitalizations, that is probably more concerning. It’s a good reminder to stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie





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