COVID-19 Update 8 June 2021
- Salem has 1 more person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19, but our active cases remain between 1-4.
- NH DHHS reported 28 new cases today, but did some adjustments, some of which can be seen below in the “Changes by Age” section. The total cases today minus the total cases yesterday is only a net increase of 3 new cases.
- NO communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%!!!
- We still need to cut our active cases by one third, to get back to where we were in early September.
- There were no new hospitalizations and no deaths reported since yesterday.
- Table added to show vaccines by age and gender.
- Total: 2,964 confirmed cases in Salem
- Salem today: 1 new case
- 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.”
- Salem’s new cases account for 3.6% of all of today’s cases. (Salem has 2.2% of NH’s population.)
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, DHHS announced 28 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 22 people who tested positive by PCR test and 6 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 322 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 1 new case since yesterday, bringing our total to 2,964 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Salem’s active cases remains at somewhere between 1 and 4 total cases since Wednesday, June 2. We are back to where we were 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 17 NH communities with a positivity rate of more than 0. (21 a week ago). There are 14 communities with a positivity rate higher than 2%. (17 a week ago). 7 communities have more than 5% (6 a week ago). NO communities have 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 3. DHHS reported 28 new cases..NH reported 34 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 31 since yesterday’s report to 322..That’s 103 fewer active cases than we had a week ago. NH has added 214 new cases in the past week. The last time we were lower than this was September 30. NH was down to 209 on September 4.
- NH has had 55.2 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. One week ago, it was 438.6.
- NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 1.6%. One week ago, it was 5.3%.
- DHHS is reporting a total of 1,509 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19. This is anincrease of 0 people since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 15 since last week. There were 0 hospitalizations reported from Rockingham County since yesterday; our county’s total hospitalization count is 332.
- The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 28 which is 1 more than yesterday and 3 more than we had one week ago.
- The cumulative total of ICU admissions increased by 0 since yesterday; the total number of ICU admissions is 442. We have seen an increase of 13 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
- Since yesterday’s report, no lives have been lost due to COVID-19, leaving the total at 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:
Rockingham (7), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), Coos (1), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
There were no new cases in Carroll County, the first time that I’ve noticed any county not having any new cases. Nashua has been treated like it’s a County in NH DHHS’s reports; they didn’t have any new cases today, either.
There are no counties that are down to no active cases, although Coos County has just 9 active cases, and Belknap, Carroll and Cheshire counties are in their teens. Hillsborough has the most, at 90 active cases, with 34 in Nashua, 27 in Manchester, and 29 in the rest of the County. Strafford is next with 50. Rockingham County is third, with just 47 active cases in our County.
There are only 17 communities with 5 or more active cases, and only 6 communities with double digit active cases, from 34 down to 11: Nashua, Manchester, Rochester, Claremont, Concord and Laconia. 11 communities have from 5-9 active cases: Dover, Hooksett, Hudson, Londonderry, Farmington, Keene, Barrington, Berlin, Conway, Derry, and Merrimack.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus Sunday’s total): 3
- New positive cases per DHHS: 28
- Total people who have tested positive: 98,944
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (22.78% of NH’s population) • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 24,297
- New cases in Rockingham County: 7
- Rockingham County’s percentage of new cases: 25.0%
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 1.4%
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
- 8 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
- 28.6% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.
(Totals showing changes since yesterday.)
(Note: Cumulative cases should not go down!!!)
- 0-9: 6% of Total cases: 5548 (+3); Hospitalizations: 10; Deaths: 0
- 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 12363 (-2); Hospitalizations: 11; Deaths: 0
- 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 19875 (+3); Hospitalizations: 32; Deaths: 1
- 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 14541 (+3); Hospitalizations: 65; Deaths: 7
- 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 12998 (-1); Hospitalizations: 108; Deaths: 12
- 50-59: 15% of Total cases: 15116 (-4); Hospitalizations: 206; Deaths: 34
- 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 9701 (+0); Hospitalizations: 363; Deaths: 137
- 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4781 (+1); Hospitalizations: 377; Deaths: 324
- 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3932 (+0); Hospitalizations: 337; Deaths: 842
- Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 89 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 322
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 47
• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •
- Recovered today: 34
- Total recovered: 97,265
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 98.3%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 28
- New people hospitalized from NH: 0
- 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: 322
• • • • • • 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: 1,357
- 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.
Edited from Tuesday to add: Thanks to those who have taken the time to send me a message in response to this:
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?
Global vs US Changes:
- Salem Resource Center of Southern NH Services: Housing relief and fuel assistance. 603-893-9172. https://www.snhs.org
- Legal issues because of COVID: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis
- Food pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-salem and http://www.wecarecharity.org/projects
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- COVID-19 testing: https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing/
- COVID-19 tests: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/ (Hasn’t been updated lately)
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
- Mental health resources
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
- Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
- #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255.
- Vaccines: https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/?vaccinated
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