COVID-19 Update 5 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 5 April 2021

  • Total: 2,681 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem today: 5 new cases since yesterday; 69 active cases.
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 490 yesterday. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.4%

On Monday, April 5, 2021, DHHS announced 289 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 11.8%. Today’s results include 188 people who tested positive by PCR test and 101 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,287 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/4: 289 new cases 

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

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

  • Salem added 5 new cases since yesterday, bringing our total to 2,681 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Salem’s active cases has decreased by 14 since yesterday to 69. Salem had 88 active cases one week ago. 
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 490. Yesterday, it was 480. One week ago, it was 527.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 6.4%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 6.4%. One week ago, it was 9.5%. 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 279. NH reported 723 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 444 to 3,287 since yesterday. That’s 423 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH has had 381.7 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 381.7. One week ago, it was 329.0.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 4.9%. Yesterday it was 4.9%. One week ago, it was 4.6%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 11.8%, which is “severe” community transmission. Yesterday it was 3.6%. A week ago, it was 3.3%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,234 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 2 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 37 since last week. There were 0 new hospitalizations today from Rockingham County, leaving our county’s total at 282.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 87 which is 2 more than yesterday, and 14 more than a week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions did not change for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 373. We have seen an increase of6 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there were 0 lives lost for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 1,249 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 12 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include 0 people who died from Rockingham County, leaving our total at 229 lives lost in our county.  

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (82), Strafford (47), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (29), Merrimack (28), Belknap (14), Grafton (14), Sullivan (9), Carroll (6), Cheshire (4), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (23) and Manchester (17). The county of residence is being determined for fourteen new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 279
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 289
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 11.8%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 86,125
  • New negative results reported: 915
  • Total Negative Results: 580,605

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 21,364
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 82
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.9%

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

  • 45 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 15.6% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals, showing changes in new cases since yesterday for those under 60.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 4268 (+14); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 10147 (+35); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 17164 (+63); Hospitalizations: 30; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 12534 (+45); Hospitalizations: 51; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11371 (+39); Hospitalizations: 88; Deaths: 10
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 13541 (+43); Hospitalizations: 154; Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8806 (+29); Hospitalizations: 295; Deaths: 109
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4455 (+3); Hospitalizations: 313; Deaths: 287
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3766 (+6); Hospitalizations: 287; Deaths: 810
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 73 (+2); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,287
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 826

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 723
  • Total recovered: 81,589
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 83
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,234
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.43%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 373
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 282

• • • • • • 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: 1,249
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.45%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 229

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!

PLEASE stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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