COVID-19 Update 30 May 2021

COVID-19 Update 30 May 2021

  • Total: 2,962 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new cases since yesterday
  • Salem has active cases
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 94
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 2.2%

On Sunday, May 30, 2021, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 35 people who tested positive by PCR test and 13 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 476 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 0 new cases since yesterday, leaving our total at 2,962 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases decreased by 2 since yesterday, bringing the total to 7. Salem had 9 active cases one week ago. 
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 94. Yesterday, it was 100. One week ago, it was 122. This is the second day since I’ve been tracking this metric that it has dropped below 100, which is considered moderate community transmission. Today it’s the lowest.
  • ­­Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 2.2%, a “minimal” level of community transmission, although it is above the goal of less than 2%. Yesterday it was 2.5%. One week ago, it was 5.3%. Salem’s positivity rate was 14.3% on Dec. 14. Sunday, May 16, was 2.3%, the lowest we’ve been since I’ve been tracking this metric. 
  • There are 30 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (50 a week ago). There are 26 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (45 a week ago). 10 communities have more than 5% (24 a week ago). 3 communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%. (8 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 27. NH reported 50 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 24 since yesterday to 476. That’s 65 more active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 423 new cases in the past week.
  • NH has had 94.0 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 101.1. One week ago, it was 427.4.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.9%. Yesterday it was 2.0%. One week ago, it was 4.8%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,456 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of another 8 people since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 18 since last week. There was 1hospitalization reported today from Rockingham County; our county’s total hospitalization count is 321. 
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 40 which is 6 less than yesterday and 8 less than we had one week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 1 since yesterday; the total number of ICU admissions is 428. We have seen an increase of 10 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Today, 1 life was lost due to COVID-19 for the period covered by this report, bringing the total of lives lost to 1,353 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 9 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There were 0 lives lost today from Rockingham County; 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: 
Strafford (10), Coos (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (6), Belknap (4), Grafton (4), Rockingham (3), Carroll (2), Cheshire (2), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the city of Manchester (2). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 27
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 48
  • Total people who have tested positive: 98,726

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,251 [Two less than yesterday.]
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 3
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 6.3%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.7%

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

  • 13 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 27.1% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals showing changes since yesterday.)

  • 10-19: % of Total cases: 12340 (+9); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: % of Total cases: 19841 (+1); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: % of Total cases: 14492 (+2); Hospitalizations: 64; Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: % of Total cases: 12970 (+3); Hospitalizations: 105 (+2); Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: % of Total cases: 15105 (+5); Hospitalizations: 193 (+1); Deaths: 34
  • 60-69: % of Total cases: 9683 (+2); Hospitalizations: 350 (+5); Deaths: 136
  • 70-79: % of Total cases: 4766 (+0); Hospitalizations: 366 (+1); Deaths: 322
  • 80+: % of Total cases: 3925 (+2); Hospitalizations: 326 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 841 (+1)
  • Unknown: % of Total cases: 88 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 476
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 75

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 50
  • Total recovered: 96,897
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.1% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 40
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 8
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,456
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 428
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 321

• • • • • • 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: 1,353
  • 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!

This is the update for Sunday, but you won’t be reading it until Monday. For many, Monday’s Memorial Day is a part of a long weekend designated as a time to remember our heroes. For others, it’s a time for gathering with family and friends. For some, like NH’s DHHS, it is a day off from work.
 
Although there won’t be new data tomorrow, I’m still planning to do a different kind of update tomorrow: I’ll take a deeper look at where we are, which might help us see where we are heading.

Whatever you do, or have done over the weekend, remember the reason for this special weekend, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie







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