COVID-19 Update December 7

COVID-19 Update December 7

  • Total: 861 confirmed cases in Salem
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 13.4%
  • 1 out of 35 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 26 new cases since yesterday; 165 active cases

From today’s Press Release from NH DHHS: “On Monday, December 7, 2020, DHHS announced 1,045 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 6.8%. Today’s results include 765 people who tested positive by PCR test and 280 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,386 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today, 78 new positive test results are from Wednesday, 12/2 (for a new daily total of 1,157); 244 new positive test results are from Thursday, 12/3 (for a new daily total of 798); 423 new positive test results are from Saturday, 12/5 (for a daily total of 485); and 300 new positive test results are from Sunday, 12/6. Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.”

• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • •

Community Transmission (per NH Department of Health and Human Services)The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics.  A community is then assigned an overall level based on the highest-level determination for any specific metric. NH Metrics are: New Cases per 100k over 14 days: Scale: Minimal: <50; Moderate: 50 – 100; Substantial: >100. New Hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20. Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%

  • Average of New Cases per 100K people over 14 days: 
    • New Hampshire: 580.0
    • Rockingham County: 621.7
    • Belknap County, Merrimack, Nashua
    • Salem: 737
    • Highest average: Tilton: 2,696 (Veterans Home) 
    • All 10 counties and our two biggest cities are all at a substantial level.          
  • Average of New Hospitalization per 100K people over 14 days: 
    • New Hampshire: 0.6
    • Rockingham County: 0.8
    • Nashua: 1.6
  • Average Positivity Rate over 7 days: 
    • New Hampshire: 9.0%
    • Rockingham County: 12.1%
    • Manchester: 13.1%
    • Merrimack: 10.3%
    • Salem: 13.4%
    • Nashua: 11.2
    • Highest rate: Kensington: 30.0%
    • 59 communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%.
    • 107 communities have a positivity rate of more than 5%.
    • 119 communities have a positivity rate of more than 2%.
    • 25 communities have a positivity rate higher than Salem.

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • This was not a good day for NH. Many records were broken today:
    • 1,045 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 today.
    • There were 765 PCR test results reported today.
    • There were 280 rapid-response antigen rest results reported today.
    • 116 kids under 18 were diagnosed today.
    • Rockingham County had 243 new cases diagnosed today.
    • NH’s number of active cases is 5,386
    • Rockingham County currently has 1,296 active cases.
    • Salem has 165 people who are currently infected.
    • 185 NH people are currently hospitalized.
  • 17 more healthcare workers were diagnosed today; 98 in the past week.
  • 101 residents of long-term care facilities were diagnosed today with 221 in the past week. 
  • The dashboard shows (from yesterday to today) that 5 long-term care residents died today, with 28 in the past week. The dashboard also shows four people aged 70-79 died, and one person over 80 died, for a total of five, although in today’s report 2 people were reported.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS says that the new cases reside in Rockingham (243), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (176), Merrimack (122), Strafford (54), Belknap (49), Grafton (41), Cheshire (39), Sullivan (15), Carrol (13), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (145) and Nashua (79). The county of residence is being determined for sixty-one new cases. 
  • Active cases:
    • An additional 311 people were reported as “recovered” today; these are reflected in today’s changes. 
    • Three communities — Milford, Laconia and Tilton — now have more than 50 active cases. Bedford, Hooksett and Hudson now have over 200 active cases. Manchester is back up over 800.
    • There are 23 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,271 active cases, accounting for 61% of all active cases.
    • All but 7 of these added more than ten new cases since yesterday.
    • Manchester, Nashua, and Concord are the only communities with more active cases than Salem. Londonderry had a big (+26) jump, and now has the same number of active cases as Salem has.
    • Communities with more than 50 active cases, showing changes in active cases since yesterday: Manchester: 832 (+96). Nashua: 391 (+52). Concord: 232 (+23). Salem: 165 (+17). Londonderry: 165 (+26). Derry: 146 (+19). Bedford: 114 (+20). Hooksett: 110 (+17). Hudson: 106 (+22). Windham: 96 (+10). Goffstown: 93 (+12). Merrimack: 92 (+16). Dover: 88 (+18). Hampton: 86 (+7). Rochester: 81 (+15). Keene: 80 (+1). Tilton: 61 (+12). Litchfield: 60 (+9). Pelham: 59 (+3). Milford: 55 (+18). Laconia: 54 (+7). Plaistow: 53 (+1). Portsmouth: 52 (+1).  
    • Other communities with an increase or decrease by five or more people: Seabrook: 47 (+12). Belmont: 35 (+9). Epping: 31 (+9). Danville: 20 (+8). Hanover: 36 (+7). Weare: 30 (+7). Antrim: 7 (+7). Hampstead: 29 (+6). Auburn: 29 (+6). Plymouth: 24 (+6). Hopkinton: 22 (+6). Swanzey: 20 (+6). Enfield: 6 (+6). Lancaster: 6 (+6). Rumney: 6 (+6). Epsom: 36 (+5). Northfield: 19 (+5). Lebanon: 16 (+5). Kingston: 15 (+5). Marlborough: 5 (+5). Salisbury: 5 (+5). Ashland: 5 (+5). Bennington: 5 (+5). Sutton: 0 (-6).
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 86 communities that have had 50 or more cases.
    • Swanzey has now had more than 50 cases. Epsom has now had 100 or more total confirmed cases. Exeter and Seabrook now have 200 or more. Hooksett and Portsmouth have had 400 people confirmed to have COVID. Londonderry has exceeded 600.
    • Only Manchester, Nashua, and Derry have had more total cases than Salem.
    • The ten communities with the highest number of cumulative cases, showing changes from yesterday: Manchester: 4602 (+147). Nashua: 2417 (+80). Derry: 880 (+26). Salem: 861 (+26). Concord: 764 (+36). Bedford: 761 (+27). Londonderry: 619 (+34). Hudson: 566 (+31). Goffstown: 537 (+16). Merrimack: 492 (+19). 
    • Other communities with 5 or more new cases, showing changes from yesterday: Hooksett: 401 (+22). Dover: 468 (+19). Rochester: 419 (+19). Windham: 368 (+19). Milford: 287 (+18). Seabrook: 203 (+15). Keene: 262 (+14). Tilton: 167 (+14). Litchfield: 183 (+13). Pelham: 318 (+12). Hampton: 337 (+11). Portsmouth: 405 (+10). Laconia: 213 (+10). Epping: 119 (+10). Weare: 152 (+9). Belmont: 121 (+9). Danville: 66 (+9). Hampstead: 163 (+8). Hanover: 108 (+8). Pembroke: 145 (+7). Epsom: 100 (+7). Swanzey: 54 (+7). Exeter: 203 (+6). Auburn: 139 (+6). Plymouth: 137 (+6). Chester: 106 (+6). Hopkinton: 82 (+6). Northfield: 47 (+6). Plaistow: 214 (+5). Franklin: 153 (+5). Somersworth: 152 (+5). Allenstown: 106 (+5). Kingston: 81 (+5). Lebanon: 75 (+5). Kensington: 26 (+5).   

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 1,045
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 1,045
    • 765 PCR tests
    • 280 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 116
  • Total positive cases in NH: 25,816
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 6.8%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,143
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,829
  • New negative results reported today: 2,098
  • Total negative cases in NH: 418,074

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • • 

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 6,248
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 243
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 78.4
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 54.5
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 8.4%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.2%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 67%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 5,386
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,296
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.1%

• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • • 

  • New antibody tests: 21
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 33,589
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 61

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Shown: Total infections, percentage of all infections, and increase since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 991 = 4% (+44).
  • 10-19: 2,562 = 10% (+97).
  • 20-29: 5,069 = 20% (+206).
  • 30-39: 3,810 = 15% (+160).
  • 40-49: 3,410 = 13% (+146).
  • 50-59: 4,053 = 16% (+187).
  • 60-69: 2,800 = 11% (+110).
  • 70-79: 1,468 = 6% (+62).
  • 80+: 1,639 = 6% (+33). (This age group has dropped from 7% of all cases to 6%)
  • Unknown: 14 = 0% (+0).

• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 311
  • Total Recovered: 19,864
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 76.9% 

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

  • New people hospitalized from NH: 0
  • Currently hospitalized: 185
  • Total hospitalized patients: 849
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 3.29%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 284
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 205

• • • • • • 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: 566
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 2.19%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 115

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.


“A date which will live in infamy”

~ President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hello, Salem!

It’s Pearl Harbor Day. On this date 79 years ago, 2,403 American citizens died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. President F.D. Roosevelt told an emergency session of Congress that it was “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress and all Americans were outraged.

This week, in the US, we have averaged 2,326 deaths — per day — from COVID-19. That’s 16,284 people who died this week. (WorldOmeter).

So, I ask: 

Where is the outrage now???
 

This week in NH, we have 4,050 new cases, an increase of almost 16% over a week ago.. In Salem, we are up 14.2% over the past week. NH’s hospitalizations are up 13.5%.

America needs to do better. New Hampshire needs to do better. And Salem, we need to do better. 


Let’s not end up like California, where they are now experiencing severe shutdowns. Oh, wait. As soon as I typed that, I realized: The positivity rate in Los Angeles County is 11.4. The positivity rate in NH is “only” 9.0, but the positivity rate is 11.2% in Nashua, 12.1% in Rockingham County, 13.1% in Manchester, and 13.4% here in Salem.

Stay smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




This video was posted almost two months ago. Things have changed in that time. On October 2, US deaths were 1,035,451, according to the video. (My records say 1,033,174 per WorldOmeter.) WorldOMeter now says the global death rate is 1,446,889, an increase of 413,715 in less than two months. Just please remember that there is a lot more between COVID->Death vs. COVID->Recovery. More and more, long-haulers are making the news, as are other consequences of COVID-19.


From the beginning of the pandemic, it took 43 days before NH reached it’s first 1,000 confirmed diagnoses. It took 31 days to go from 10,000 to 18,000. In another 5 days, we added another 2,000.





This screenshot comes from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm?s_cid=mm6942e2_w

This report is explained here:
https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/2020/10/20/cdc-from-january-to-october-us-had-299k-more-deaths-than-in-previous-years/



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