COVID-19 Update 6 July 2021

COVID-19 Update 6 July 2021                        

The next planned update is scheduled for next Monday.

The comparisons shown for the past “week” are from Monday, June 28 to Tuesday, July 6.


SALEM:

  • Salem since last update: new cases
  • Total: 2,977 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem has less than 5 active cases. We had less than 5 active cases last week, too.
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: Rate not calculated. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Not reported.
  • Salem’s new cases account for 2.9% of the new cases reported this week. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

  • Active cases rose by 26 to 181.
  • 26 more people were admitted to the hospital because of COVID-19 this week, twice as many as last week’s 13. 4 more were admitted to the ICU, same as last week.
  • 2 more deaths were reported since the last update; 3 last week.
  • Total NH individuals fully vaccinated: Unknown. The vaccination dashboard has not been updated since June 28. The numbers reported in today’s press release are less than what was reported in the dashboard on June 28.
  • 15 people have been identified with the Delta variant.
  • WMUR reports that “two of the 12 Granite Staters who died of COVID-19 last month were considered fully vaccinated.”

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, DHHS announced 30 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 19 people who tested positive by PCR test and 11 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 160 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. [New in Rockingham County: 8 (26.7% of today’s new cases); Salem: 0 (0%)]

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, DHHS announced 28 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 15 people who tested positive by PCR test and 13 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 162 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. [Rockingham County: 5 (17.9%); Salem: 0 (0%)]

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 22 people who tested positive by PCR test and 5 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 169 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. [Rockingham County: 8 (29.6%); Salem: 2 (7.4%)]

On Friday, July 2, 2021, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 23 people who tested positive by PCR test and 12 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 181 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. [Rockingham County: 7 (20%); Salem: 1 (2.9%)]

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, DHHS announced 16 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Monday, July 5. Today’s results include 12 people who tested positive by PCR test and 4 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 28 cases from Friday, July 2 (17 by PCR test and 11 by antigen test), 26 cases from Saturday, July 3 (16 by PCR test and 11 by antigen test), and 8 cases from Sunday, July 4 (5 by PCR test and 3 by antigen test). There are now 181 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. 

Each day, DHHS says that “Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.” Percentages shown are % of new cases.

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

  • Five more Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 this week. This brings our total to 2,977 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases. We have been at this level since Tuesday, June 8, except for one day: On Friday, June 25, we crept up to 6, but came down again by the next Monday. We can’t seem to get back to zero, but we are back to where we were in late September 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.” It’s been this low since June 1.
  • ­­Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is unknown. DHHS says “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.” A number above 0 is reported for only four communities (Hampstead, Laconia, Nashua and Manchester.) Last week, Salem was 1.7%. Other than last week, it has been 0 since June 1. Salem’s positivity rate was up to 14.3% on Dec. 14.
  • There are 4 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (9 a week ago). There are 3 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (3 a week ago). 2 communities have more than 5% (2 a week ago). No communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%.
  • NH has added 171 new cases in the past week. (126 new cases the week before.) NH reported 143 more people have “recovered” since my last update (163 last week). After allowing for those who lost their lives because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by up by 26 since my last report, to 181. (When things reached the low point for active cases on Sept 4, we were at 209.)
  • Rockingham is now at 35 active cases, the same as last week.
  • NH has had 22.9 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was also 22.9. 
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.0%. One week ago, it was 0.8%. 
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,593 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19, an increase of 26 since last week. A total of 341 Rockingham County residents have been hospitalized because of COVID-19, which is one more than what DHHS reported last week.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 13 which is 3 less than we had one week ago. We were down to 6 on Sept 12, before things starting escalating. 
  • The total number of ICU admissions is 475, an increase of 4 ICU admissions in the past week.
  • There have been 2 deaths in the past week, bringing the total to 1,373 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. There have been a total of 266 lives lost in Rockingham County; which is the same as last week.

 • • • • • COMMUNITIES • • • • • • 

DHHS reports that the new cases this week reside in the following counties and NH’s two major cities: 

  • Belknap: +26
  • Carroll: +15
  • Cheshire: +8
  • Coos: +3
  • Grafton: +14
  • Manchester: +14
  • Merrimack: +19
  • Nashua: +24
  • Rest of Hillsborough: +22
  • Rockingham County: +56
  • Strafford: +23
  • Sullivan: +8

The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. 

• • • • • COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION • • • • • • 

  • Some counties had decreases in cases per 100K residents: Strafford (-21.4); Manchester (-7.2); Sullivan (-7); Carroll (-4.1); and the rest of Hillsborough excluding Manchester and Nashua (-0.5). Others had increases: Merrimack (2); Rockingham (3.6); Cheshire (4); Grafton (5.6); Coos (6.3); Nashua (8.9); and Belknap (22.9)
  • Changes in positivity rate increased from 2.2% and decreased by 1.6% since yesterday. Belknap (+2.2%); Coos (+1.3%); Nashua (+1.3%); Merrimack (+0.3%); the rest of Hillsborough excluding Manchester and Nashua (+0.2%); Manchester (+0.2%); Grafton (+0.1%); Rockingham (No change); Cheshire (-0.1%); Strafford (-0.3%); Carroll (-0.4%); Sullivan (-1.6%). All are between 0.4% and 2.8%. 
  • 4 communities have a positivity rate over 0.0%. (4 last week). 3 have a positivity rate over 2%. (3 last week.) 2 have a positivity rate over 5%. (Same as last week). None are over 10%. (Same as last week.)

• • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • • 

  • At 35, Rockingham County has the most active cases of any county, including Hillsborough County (45), has the most active cases, with 21 in Nashua, and 9 in Manchester. Rockingham County has 35. Belknap (20), Strafford (17), Merrimack (14), Carroll (10), Cheshire 8, Grafton 7, Sullivan (5) and Coos (3), make up the rest of the active cases.
  • 7 communities have 5 or more active cases: Nashua (21); Laconia (12); Manchester (9); Dover (6), and Hampstead, Raymond and Rochester (5 each). All others are down to less than 5 active cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math: 145
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 168
  • Total people who have tested positive: 99,626

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

  • Total people who have tested positive: 24,430
  • New positive cases: 44
  • Percentage of today’s new positive cases: 30.3%
  • Positivity rate: 1.3% (1.3% last week)

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

  • 35 children under 18 are included in this week’s new cases. 
  • 20.8% of new cases announced by DHHS this week are kids under 18 years old. 
  • Under 60: 142 new cases; 3 hospitalizations, 0 deaths
  • Over 60: 29 new cases; 23 hospitalizations; 2 deaths

(Totals showing changes since my last report, which was last Monday.)

  • 0-9: 6% of Total cases: 5628 (+19); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 13% of Total cases: 12479 (+32); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19981 (+14); Hospitalizations: 34; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14659 (+29); Hospitalizations: 67 (+1); Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 13085 (+25); Hospitalizations: 114 (+1); Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15204 (+23); Hospitalizations: 223 (+1); Deaths: 35
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9752 (+12); Hospitalizations: 366 (+1); Deaths: 139 (+1)
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4816 (+10); Hospitalizations: 399 (+10); Deaths: 329
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3959 (+7); Hospitalizations: 369 (+12); Deaths: 850 (+1)
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 63 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 181
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 35

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Total recovered: 98,072
  • Recovered this week: 122
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.4% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 13
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 26
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,593
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.6%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 475
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0 since last week
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 341

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,373
  • Lives lost this week: 1
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died this week: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died this week: 0
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.38%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County this week: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 266

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!

Here are some random thoughts from this past week:

Vaccinations:

NH DHHS reported vaccination info today (on Tuesday, July 6). They report that 814,037 (59.9%) people are partially vaccinated and 729,838 (53.7%) are fully vaccinated. That full report is here. Their Vaccine Dashboard, last updated 6/28, says 824,555 (60.8.) and 730,753 (53.9%).

Outbreaks in NH:

NH DHHS reported institutional outbreaks on Thursday, July 1. Birch Healthcare Center in Rochester is still active, with no change in counts since last week:  42 resident cases, 5 staff cases and 6 deaths. Laconia Rehabilitation Center has a new outbreak, affecting 7 residents and 2 staff.

All other outbreaks, which can be seen here, were closed as of the 1st.

Delta Variant:

Concerns continue to grow for the Delta variant of COVID-19, although only 15 people in NH have been identified to have that variant so far.

Some of the symptoms of the new Delta variant are different than the traditional COVID-19 symptoms. They can include:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or congestion
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Joint pain
  • Hearing loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Small blood clots

I plan to be back with another update next Monday night. In the meantime, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie


Additional vaccination info available at: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt481/files/documents/2021-06/covid-19-update-06292021.pdf


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