COVID-19 Update February 13

COVID-19 Update February 13

  • Total: 2,244 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.1%
  • 1 out of every 13 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 18 new cases; 115 active cases.

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

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, DHHS announced 441 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.0%. Today’s results include 287 people who tested positive by PCR test and 154 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,253 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/12: 441 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 • • • • • •

  • Since DHHS changed their reporting info (above), today is the second day with just one day’s worth of results being returned. That might be the reason why the number of test results returned today is much lower than usual.
  • DHHS reported 441 new cases today, but the difference from new cases today when compared to yesterday is 433. 
  • DHHS reported that 282 (65.1%) of today’s results were from PCR tests; the other 151 (34.9%) were from antigen tests. (Total 433). The average for the past week is 62.7% PCR tests.
  • Salem has added 18 new cases of COVID-19 today, but we have the same number of active cases as we had yesterday.
  • NH has 3,253 active cases today, the third consecutive day with an increase, although we still have fewer active cases than we had last week. 
  • Since the last update, 2 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one person from Rockingham County. This makes 19 NH residents hospitalized this past week, 21 for the week before, and 41 for the previous week. 
  • The number of patients who are currently in the hospital has decreased for the seventh consecutive day. Today’s 128 is the lowest level since November 25.         
  • One more person has been admitted to the ICU since the last update, bringing NH’s total to 336 people.
  • Five more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including one more person from Rockingham County. We have averaged 5 people per day over the past week. The average for the previous week was 8 people per day, and 9 people per day the week before.  

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (113), Strafford (103), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (50), Cheshire (24), Merrimack (17), Grafton (12), Coos (11), Belknap (10), Carroll (10), and Sullivan (10) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (28). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-five new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 433
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 441
    • 282 PCR tests
    • 151 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 65.1%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 55
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.5%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 70,505
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.0%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 809
  • New negative results reported: 376
  • Total Negative Results: 545,294

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 17,236
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 113
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.9%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

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

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3261 (+12); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 7482 (+75); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 13499 (+138); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 10256 (+47); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9458 (+49); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11305 (+65); Hospitalizations: 138; Deaths: 20
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7536 (+29); Hospitalizations: 254; Deaths: 94
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 4004 (+10); Hospitalizations: 257; Deaths: 250
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3623 (+8); Hospitalizations: 257; Deaths: 751
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 81 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,253
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 786
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.2%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 392
  • Total Recovered: 66,122
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.8% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 128
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,073
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.52%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 336
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 248

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 5
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 5
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,130
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 195

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!

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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