COVID-19 Update 30 April 2021
- Total: 2,882 confirmed cases in Salem
- Salem today: 9 new cases since yesterday
- 49 active cases
- 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected
- Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 267
- Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.0%
DHHS strikes yet again. On Tuesday, I reported a number of discrepancies between the dashboards and the press releases. On Wednesday, they did not issue their press report, although that info did show up sometime on Thursday. On Thursday, there was a Press report, but some of the long-standing fields were cut out of the Summary Report. Today, there is no Press Report, AND the fields are still missing from the Summary Report. We are getting a lot less information than we were getting.
On Wednesday, one cumulative death count went down. When asked about it at the press conference yesterday, the Governor’s team claimed no knowledge about it. Today there were six people removed from the cumulative hospitalization totals for four different age ranges.
I am not impressed with the accuracy of what NH DHHS is doing. So much for TRANSPARENCY!
On Friday, April 30, 2021, DHHS did not issue a press release for the second time in three days. The only days I recall there not being a press release in about a year were Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• • • • • • TODAY’S SUMMARY • • • • • •
- Salem added 9 new cases since yesterday, bringing our total to 2,882 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Salem’s active cases increased by 2 from yesterday to 49. Salem had 58 active cases one week ago.
- Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 267. Yesterday, it was 280. One week ago, it was 378. Today is the lowest since I started tracking this metric in mid-March.
- Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 6.0%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 4.9%. One week ago, it was 4.6%.
- Although DHHS did not report a new outbreak in Salem, I heard from a good source last night that one of the Salem nursing homes reported an outbreak on Wednesday, affecting 3 staff and 2 residents.
- Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 267. NH reported 280 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 96 to 2,514 since yesterday. That’s 643 fewer active cases than we had a week ago.
- Today is the lowest our active count has been since March 23.
- NH has had 307.3 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 319.1. One week ago, it was 427.4.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 3.5%. Yesterday it was 3.7%. One week ago, it was 4.8%.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today was not reported today. Yesterday it was not reported. A week ago, it was 2.8%.
- DHHS is reporting a total of 1,313 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is A DECREASE of 5 people since yesterday’s update, (6 age groups went down, and one went up for a net of five), and an increase of 18 since last week. There was 1 LESS hospitalization today from Rockingham County; our county’s total hospitalizations is now down to 297.
- I’m observing a few discrepancies in the number of hospitalizations: Manchester (-1), Nashua (-2), Other Hillsboro (+2), Rockingham County (-1). Net total: (-5). How can cumulative totals go down???
- The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 94 which is 7 more than yesterday, and is 9 less than a week ago.
- Today is the second day in a row since April 18 that the number of patients currently hospitalized has increased.
- Our hospitalizations have been under 100 since April 25. We ranged from 63-100 hospitalized patients from Feb 25 to April 7. Before that, the last time we were under 100 was November 19. There were 335 people hospitalized on January 2.
- The cumulative total of ICU admissions has increased by 2 since yesterday, bringing the total to 393. We have seen an increase of 6 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
- There were 2 lives lost due to COVID-19 for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 1303 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 21 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There were 2 lives lost today from Rockingham County; the total number of people who have died from our county is 249.
- On Wednesday, Worldometer reported that there had been 150 million people infected with COVID. Now, just two days later, this has increased to 152,027,566 people. In the past two hours, as more countries shared their information, it has increased by 25,201.
• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •
DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties:
This data comes from the press report, which was not shared today.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 210
- New positive cases per DHHS: NOT RESPORTED TODAY
- Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: NOT RESPORTED TODAY
- Total people who have tested positive: 94,866
- New negative results reported: NOT REPORTED TODAY
- Total Negative Results: NOT REPORTED TODAY
- • • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 23,350
- New cases in Rockingham County: 52
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.2%
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
- ??? children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. NOT REP0RTED TODAY
- ??? of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.
(Totals, showing changes since yesterday.)
- 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 5077 (+22); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
- 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 11614 (+35); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
- 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19039 (+57); Hospitalizations: 29 (MINUS 2); Deaths: 1
- 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 13919 (+28); Hospitalizations: 58 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 6
- 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12512 (+13); Hospitalizations: 96; Deaths: 11
- 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 14660 (+24); Hospitalizations: 165; Deaths: 28
- 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9453 (+17); Hospitalizations: 312 (Plus 1); Deaths: 120
- 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4657 (+6); Hospitalizations: 332 (MINUS 2); Deaths: 309
- 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3864 (+6); Hospitalizations: 305 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 828 (+2)
- Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 91 (+2); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 2,514
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 463
• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •
- Recovered today: 304
- Total recovered: 91,069
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 96.0%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 94
- New people hospitalized from NH: MINUS 5
- Total hospitalized patients: 1,313
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.38%
- Total admitted to ICU: 393
- New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: MINUS 1
- Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 297
• • • • • • 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: 1,303
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.37%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
- Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 249
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.
It’s another weekend! Many people are now vaccinated, but mask mandates have eased up, and variants are still out there. So please be smart and responsible while you stay safe, and always, be kind.
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:
- 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: