COVID-19 Update February 10

COVID-19 Update February 10

  • Total: 2,200 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.1%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 20 new cases; 110 active cases.

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

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, DHHS announced 374 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.9%. Today’s results include 260 people who tested positive by PCR test and 114 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,142 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/8: 7 new cases today, for an updated total of 221 cases 
  • 2/9: 367 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 • • • • • •

  • For the second day in a row, Salem had twenty new cases. We have now reached 2,200 total cases.
  • Six communities –five of NH’s 13 cities and one other town† — have a larger population than Salem. (Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry†, Dover and Rochester). Only three — Manchester, Nashua and Concord — have more total cases than Salem.
  • Although Salem’s active cases have crept up by six over the past few days, we are still down 20 from six days ago.
  • Only 350 people were reported today as “recovered.” The last time this few people were recovered in one day was December 9.
  • NH has 3,142 active cases today, 957 fewer cases than we had a week ago.
  • Since the last update, 2 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one person from Rockingham County.
  • The number of people who are currently in the hospital has decreased for the fourth consecutive day. since the last update. This is the lowest level since November 28. 
  • Yesterday, NH DHHS reported that 254 people in their 70’s had been hospitalized from COVID. Today, that count is 253, one less than yesterday. (Cumulative totals cannot go down!)
  • In the past week, 78 healthcare workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but during that timeframe there were no changes in the number of hospitalizations or deaths.
  • In the past week, 40 residents of long-term facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and one has been hospitalized out of the 17 NH residents hospitalized. 15 residents of long-term facilities have died in the past week, out of 41 deaths. (37%)
  • Since yesterday’s update, DHHS has adjusted the total number of people who have been admitted to the ICU down by one to 334. (Cumulative totals cannot go down!)
  • Seven more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, bringing the total to 1,116 or 1.61% of all confirmed cases.
  • Children aged 10-19 had accounted for 10% of all confirmed cases until today. They are now 11% of all cases. 
  • Children aged 10-19 accounted for 20.3% of all new cases reported today. The average for the week ending yesterday was 14.9% per day of all new cases. 

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (108), Strafford (46), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (39), Merrimack (35), Cheshire (22), Belknap (15), Grafton (14), Carroll (11), Coos (4), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (44) and Nashua (24). The county of residence is being determined for nine new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 329
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 374
    • 242 PCR tests
    • 87 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 73.6%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 76
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 20.3%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 68,247
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.9%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 770
  • New negative results reported: 441
  • Total Negative Results: 541,943

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,942
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 108
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.0%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.5% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Totals, including changes in new cases since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3213(+25); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% (+1%) of Total cases: 7285(+56); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 13110(+70); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 10126(+49); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9316(+40); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11119(+36); Hospitalizations: 137; Deaths: 20
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7432(+29); Hospitalizations: 253; Deaths: 91
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 3961(+16); Hospitalizations: 253 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 246
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3605(+7); Hospitalizations: 256; Deaths: 744
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 80(+1); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,142
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 775
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.7%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 350
  • Total Recovered: 64,989
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.9% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 142
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,065
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.54%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 334
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 246

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 7
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 7
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,116
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 192

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.






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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