COVID-19 Update 8 April 2021

COVID-19 Update 8 April 2021

  • Total: ??? confirmed cases in Salem (2,710 yesterday)
  • Salem today: ??? new cases 
  • ?? active cases (78 yesterday)
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: ??? (453 yesterday)
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: ??? (7.1% yesterday)

NH’s DHHS strikes again! Three days in a row!!!
If they don’t do their job properly, I can only do so much.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, DHHS announced 515 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.5%. Today’s results include 316 people who tested positive by PCR test and 199 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,585 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 4/7: 515 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 have limited info for the county, and no town data.
  • DHHS reported 515 new cases today, the most since January 31.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) were 506. NH reported 307 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 298 to 3,586 since yesterday. That’s 240 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • NH has had 402 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday, it was not updated. One week ago, it was 360.6.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 5.2%. Yesterday it was not reported. One week ago, it was 4.8%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 3.5%, which is “moderate” community transmission. Yesterday it was 2.5%. A week ago, it was 2.7%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,244 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 8 since Tuesday’s update, and an increase of 39 since last week. There was 1 new hospitalization today from Rockingham County, bringing our county’s total to 283.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 102 which is 6 more than yesterday, and 17 more than a week ago. 
  • Since February 25, the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 has been under 100. Until today.
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 2 over the last two days, bringing the total to 376. We have seen an increase of 9 ICU admissions in the past seven days. 
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there was 1 live lost for the period covered by this report, bringing the total to 1,250 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 5 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include 1 person who died from Rockingham County, bringing our total to 230 lives lost in our county.  

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (121), Strafford (72), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (69), Merrimack (44), Grafton (32), Carroll (23), Cheshire (21), Belknap (18), Coos (8), and Sullivan (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (59) and Nashua (29). The county of residence is being determined for fifteen new cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 506
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 515
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.5%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 87,441
  • New negative results reported: 1,611
  • Total Negative Results: 583,809

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 21,607
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 121
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: Not updated today

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

  • 111 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 21.6% 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: 4343 (+39); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 10277 (+68); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 17335 (+92); Hospitalizations: 30; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 12655 (+57); Hospitalizations: 53 (+1); Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11467 (+56); Hospitalizations: 89 (+1); Deaths: 10
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 13664 (+55); Hospitalizations: 156 (+2); Deaths: 27
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8872 (+44); Hospitalizations: 296 (+1); Deaths: 109
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4476 (+12); Hospitalizations: 316(+2); Deaths: 287
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3771 (+2); Hospitalizations: 288 (+1); Deaths: 811
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 75 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,585
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 890

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 307
  • Total recovered: 82,605
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.5% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 102
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 8 over two days
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1244
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.42%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 376
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 283

• • • • • • 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: 1,251
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.43%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 230

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!

I’m frustrated. DHHS is really dropping the ball lately. IMHO, this is inexcusable, especially with the numbers going up like this.

PLEASE stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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