COVID-19 Update February 12

COVID-19 Update February 12

  • Total: 2,226 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.2%
  • 1 out of every 13 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 11 new cases; 115 active cases.

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

On Friday, February 12, 2021, DHHS announced 464 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.8%. Today’s results include 253 people who tested positive by PCR test and 211 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,216 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/10: 66 new cases today, for an updated total of 416 cases 
  • 2/11: 398 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 added 88 of the 2,613 new cases this week, including 11 today. Durham has added 204 new cases this week. Manchester went up by 227. Nashua has increased by 154.
  • New cases for Salem this week have ranged from zero to 20, with a daily average of 12.6 people per day.
  • For the fourth day in a row, Salem’s active case count has increased. However, we still have 11 fewer active cases than we had last week. 
  • Today, NH passed 70,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. We have doubled the number of cases in NH since December 18.
  • Franklin Pierce University in Rindge reports 33 active cases on campus.
  • NH has 3,216 active cases today, an increase of 70 from yesterday. 
  • Since the last update, 2 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time. His makes 21 for the past week, the same as the week before.
  • The number of people who are currently in the hospital has decreased for the sixth consecutive day. Today’s 138 is the lowest level since November 28. 
  • One more person has been admitted to the ICU since the last update.
  • Nine more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including two people from Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (98), Strafford (96), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (61), Grafton (35), Merrimack (35), Cheshire (14), Belknap (9), Sullivan (6), Carroll (5), and Coos (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (53) and Nashua (30). The county of residence is being determined for nineteen new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 460
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 464
    • 250 PCR tests
    • 210 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 54.3%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 59
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.7%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 70,072
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.8%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,780
  • New negative results reported: 1,320
  • Total Negative Results: 544,918

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 17,124
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 98
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.6%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

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

  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 7407(+62); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 13361(+140); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 10209(+44); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9409(+53); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11240(+68); Hospitalizations: 138; Deaths: 20
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7507(+40); Hospitalizations: 253; Deaths: 92
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 3994(+21); Hospitalizations: 256; Deaths: 248
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3615(+11); Hospitalizations: 257; Deaths: 751
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 81(+1); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,216
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 785
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.4%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 381
  • Total Recovered: 65,730
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.8% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 131
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,071
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.53%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 335
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 247

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 9
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 9
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,126
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 194

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 have been asked why our numbers are going up. It is still too early to see any impact from Superbowl. However, there are several things that are impacting NH’s numbers:
            

The UK variant has been found in Maine and Massachusetts, and possibly Vermont. It has now been found in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire says WMUR.

WMUR also reports that some of NH’s new cases are connected to upticks in cases a Franklin Pierce University  and UNH-Durham, where their spring semester started February 1. Keene State starts their spring semester on Monday.

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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