COVID-19 Update 6 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 6 April 2021

  • Total: ??? confirmed cases in Salem. Yesterday: 2,681
  • Salem today: ??? new cases since yesterday
  • ??? active casesYesterday: 69
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: ???; Yesterday: 490
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.4%
  • For the third time in a week, DHHS did not properly update the dashboards.
  • In recent days, they have listed someone’s email address and “o” as towns. 
  • Yesterday they listed “Derr” (in addition to Derry), and Thorton (in addition to Thornton) as towns.
  • In the past month, there have been 8 days when the vaccination numbers haven’t been updated, and there is one day when the cumulative number of vaccines went down.
  • Perhaps instead of changing the way the website looks, they should be concentrating on accuracy???

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, DHHS announced 402 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.4%. Today’s results include 253 people who tested positive by PCR test and 149 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,313 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/5: 402 new cases 

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

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

  • Because DHHS didn’t properly update the dashboards, we don’t have any data for Salem, and limited info for the county.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 385. NH reported 359 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 up by 26 to 3,313 since yesterday. That’s 200 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH has had 388.9 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was 381.7. One week ago, it was 351.1.
  • 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 4.8%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 4.4%, which is “moderate” community transmission. Yesterday it was 11.8%. A week ago, it was 1.9%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,236 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 32 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 94 which is 11 more than yesterday, and 17 more than a week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 1 for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 374. We have seen an increase of7 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 11 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 (125), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (65), Merrimack (46), Strafford (24), Grafton (23), Belknap (15), Cheshire (14), Carroll (10), Sullivan (7), and Coos (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (34) and Nashua (24). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 385
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 402
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 4.4%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 86,510
  • New negative results reported: 798
  • Total Negative Results: 581,018

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 21,488
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 125
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: UNKNOWN today because dashboards weren’t updated

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

  • 85 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 21.1% 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: 4304 (+36); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 10209 (+62); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 17243 (+79); Hospitalizations: 30; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 12598 (+64); Hospitalizations: 52 (+1); Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11411 (+40); Hospitalizations: 88; Deaths: 10
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 13609 (+68); Hospitalizations: 154; Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8828 (+22); Hospitalizations: 295; Deaths: 109
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4464 (+9); Hospitalizations: 314 (+1); Deaths: 287
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3769 (+3); Hospitalizations: 287; Deaths: 810
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 75 (+2); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,313
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 864

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 7359
  • Total recovered: 81,948
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 94
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,236
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.43%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 374
  • 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: 1.44%
  • 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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