COVID-19 Update February 1

COVID-19

COVID-19 Update February 1

  • Total: 2,088 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 7.3%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 12 new cases; 153 active cases. 

• • • • • • Report from NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) • • • • • • 

On Monday, February 1, 2021, DHHS announced 364 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.2%. Today’s results include 253 people who tested positive by PCR test and 111 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,662 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/30: 51 new cases today, for an updated total of 292 cases 
  • 1/31: 313 new cases 

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.  

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

  • Salem has 12 new cases today, and our active cases went down by eight.
  • 4,853 test results have been returned on Salem residents in 2021, including 157 today.
  • Over 7% of Salem residents have now been confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • NH DHHS reported 364 new cases today. This is five less than DHHS reported yesterday, but it is 30 more than we had yesterday by math.
  • DHHS has reported an average of 497 new cases per day over the past week. The previous week, the daily average was 733, and the week before that was 840. This feels like great news!
  • Yesterday, Rockingham County passed 16,000 total cases.
  • In the past week, 537 kids under 18 were diagnosed with COVID.
  • There are 4,662 active cases today. The average over the past week is 5,170 per day. The previous week the daily average was 6,068. It looks like we are heading in a good direction!
  • In January, 706 healthcare workers were infected with COVID-19. Another 10 were reported today. Twelve people were hospitalized in January, and two died.
  • In January, 1,300 persons from long-term care facilities were infected. Four more were reported today. 14 were hospitalized. 180 of the 298 people who died in January were from LTC facilities and we lost one more today.
  • Since the last update, the number of people who have been admitted to the hospital for the first time decreased by one. There is one less child aged 10-19, bringing that total back to six.
  • There are now 193 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19.  The last time it was below 200 was December 7.
  • Two more people died in NH from COVID since the last update. This brings the average for the past week down to 10 people per day.
  • I’ve added a new page today, showing all of the communities which have had 50 or more cumulative cases, and still have active cases. It was too long to put in this update, so it has it’s own page: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/nh-communities-jan-31/

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (82), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (61), Strafford (40), Merrimack (31), Grafton (27), Belknap (18), Cheshire (15), Carroll (7), Sullivan (7), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (28). The county of residence is being determined for fifteen new cases. 
  • Active Cases
    • There are 9 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 1,703 active cases, accounting for 37% of all active cases. 
    • There are 21 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,494 active cases, accounting for 53% of all active cases. 
    • Two communities — Manchester and Nashua — have more active cases than Salem. However, Hudson and Rochester are both less than 10 people behind Salem.  
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 146 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 106 that have had 100 or more cases, 14 have had more than 1,000, and 4 have had more than 2,000.
    • Three communities — Manchester, Nashua and Concord — have more cumulative cases than Salem.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 363
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 364
    • 257 PCR tests
    • 106 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 70.8%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 61
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 16.8%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 66,058
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 5.2%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,049
  • New negative results reported today: 686
  • Total negative cases in NH: 533,824

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,103
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 82
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.3%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Including increases since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3022(+20); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 10% of Total cases: 6858(+60); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 12431(+75); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 2
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 9664(+42); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 3
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 8903(+59); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 10620(+55); Hospitalizations: 133; Deaths: 18
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7128(+33); Hospitalizations: 244; Deaths: 83
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 3825(+15); Hospitalizations: 245; Deaths: 237
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3520(+4); Hospitalizations: 248; Deaths: 707
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 87(+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 4,662
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,096
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.5%

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

  • Announced today: 585
  • Total Recovered: 60,337
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 91.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 193
  • New people hospitalized from NH: MINUS 1
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,036
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.57%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 330
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 239

• • • • • • 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: 1,059
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 184

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!

Today’s numbers make me feel more confident than I have for a while. However, we must be mindful that we don’t get a false sense of security. The virus is still out there, and it is still mutating. We have a long way to go. So, do everything you can to stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie







NH Communities with more than 50 cumulative cases.





The following 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.



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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