COVID-19 Update 7 June 2021

COVID-19 Update 7 June 2021

  • Total: 2,963 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem today: new cases
  • Salem still has less than 5 active cases!!!
  • 1 out of every 10 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: Rate not calculated. 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.”
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: Data suppressed. DHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.”

On Monday, June 7, 2021, DHHS announced 36 new positive test results for COVID-19 for June 6. Today’s results include 29 people who tested positive by PCR test and 7 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced 52 cases from Saturday, June 4, 2021, which include 28 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 people who tested positive by antigen test and 46 cases from Sunday, June 5, 2021, which include 30 people who tested positive by PCR test and 16 people who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 353 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 has added no new cases since Thursday, June 3, leaving our total at 2,963 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases. Salem had 6 active cases one week ago. We had 1-4 cases on most days from Sep 22 to September 30, 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 has been this low since Tuesday, June 1.
  • ­­Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is too low to report. DHHS says, “Data Suppressed: This metric is not currently available at the town level.” It has been this low since Tuesday, June 1. Salem’s positivity rate was up to 14.3% on Dec. 14. 
  • There are 16 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (24 a week ago). There are 13 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (19 a week ago). 5 communities have more than 5% (6 a week ago). 1 community has a positivity rate of more than 10%. (2 a week ago.)
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 101. NH reported 111 people have “recovered” since yesterday’s update. After allowing for those who lost their lives because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 49 since yesterday’s report to 353. That’s 146 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 252 new cases in the past week. We had this many active cases in early October. NH was down to 209 on September 4.
  • NH has had 59.6 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 429.0.  All of the counties in NH are under 100, except Coos. Rockingham County, and now Merrimack County are under 50, as is Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.9%. One week ago, it was 5.3%. Counties range from 0.4% (Grafton County) to 7.1% (Coos County).
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,509 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 25 people since Friday’s update, and an increase of 53 since last week. There were 7 hospitalizationsreported from Rockingham County since Friday; our county’s total hospitalization count is now 332. 
  • This is a very large increase in hospitalizations, and, perhaps more concerning is that ten of the new hospitalizations were for people less than 60 years of age.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 27 which is 5 less than Friday and 1 more than we had one week ago.
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 6 since Friday; the total number of ICU admissions is 442. We have seen an increase of 14 ICU admissions in the past seven days, including 6 new ICU patients since Friday.
  • Since yesterday’s report, two lives have been lost due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,357 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 4 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. There have been no lives lost in Rockingham County since Wednesday, May 26; 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 (25), Rockingham (22), Merrimack (13), Sullivan (10), Grafton (9), Coos (7), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Carroll (6), Cheshire (5), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (10). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases. 

There are no counties that are down to no active cases, although Cheshire has just 12 active cases, and Coos, Carroll and Belknap are in their teens. Hillsborough has the most, at 93 active cases, with 35 in Nashua, 23 in Manchester, and 35 in the rest of the County. Strafford is next with 57. Rockingham County is third, with just 50 active cases in our County.

There are only 18 communities with 5 or more active cases, and only 8 communities with double digit active cases: Nashua (35); Rochester (26); Manchester (23); Claremont (14); Laconia (12); Concord (11); Dover and Hooksett (10); Hudson (9); Farmington, Keene, Londonderry, Merrimack (6); Barrington, Berlin, Conway, Goffstown, Lisbon (5)

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus Sunday’s total): 101
  • New positive cases per DHHS:134
  • Total people who have tested positive: 98,941

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,290
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 22
  • Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 16.4%
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 1.4%

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

  • 32 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. 
  • 23.9% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

(Totals showing changes since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 6% of Total cases: 5545 (+11); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 12365 (+8); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19872 (+8); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14538 (+17); Hospitalizations: 65 (+1); Deaths: 7
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12999 (+0); Hospitalizations: 108 (+1); Deaths: 12
  • 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15120 (+6); Hospitalizations: 206 (+8); Deaths: 34
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9701 (+4); Hospitalizations: 363 (+6); Deaths: 137 (+1)
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4780 (+7); Hospitalizations: 377(+6); Deaths: 324 (+1)
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3932 (+3); Hospitalizations: 337(+3); Deaths: 842
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 89 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 353
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 50

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 111
  • Total recovered: 97,231
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 27
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 25
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,509
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.53%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 442
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 325

• • • • • • 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: 1,357
  • 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!

NH DHHS has decided to stop issuing their updates on the weekend. So, now I need to decide what to do next weekend. Should I stop the weekend updates? Or should I use that time to take a deeper look at where we are and where we have been?

What is your pleasure? Please let me know; please help me decide!

How can I help you, and those you care about, stay safe, and always, be kind?

~Bonnie





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