COVID-19 Update February 14

COVID-19 Update February 14

  • Total: 2,254 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.3%
  • 1 out of every 13 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 10 new cases; 116 active cases.

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

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, DHHS announced 292 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.2%. Today’s results include 211 people who tested positive by PCR test and 81 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,365 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/13: 292 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 • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reported only 292 new positive cases. The number of test results is also low, but the positivity rate for the test results today is 2.2%, the second lowest of 2021. (The lowest was last Monday.)
  • Salem has added 10 new cases of COVID-19 today, but our active cases have only increased by one since yesterday.
  • Only 26 (8.9%) of the children under 18 were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. This is the lowest percentage of cases in 2021 and the second lowest number of cases. 
  • NH has 3,365 active cases, 120 more than we had a week ago. Our active case counts have increased daily for the past four days.
  • Three communities — Manchester, Durham and Nashua — have more active cases than Salem.  49 communities have more than they had a week ago, 94 have the same as they had last week, and 72 communities have fewer active cases than a week ago.
    • Communities with the biggest increases in active cases are: Durham (+283), Derry (+30), Plaistow (+19), Londonderry and Manchester (+17 each), Salem (+12), Raymond (+11), and Madbury (+10).
    • Communities with the biggest decreases in active cases are: Claremont (-30), Rochester (-24), Hampton (-16), Concord (-15), Sanbornton and Goffstown (-14 each), Candia (-13) and Litchfield (-12), as well as Conway, Dover, Fremont, Hollis, Strafford and Weare (-10 each).
  • 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 patients who are currently in the hospital has decreased for the eighth consecutive day. Today’s 126 is the lowest level since November 25.         
  • No one has been admitted to the ICU since the last update.
  • Three more people died in NH from COVID since the last update. All three were from Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Strafford (93), Rockingham (66), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (30), Merrimack (18), Cheshire (11), Belknap (7), Carroll (5), Grafton (4), Sullivan (4), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases. 
  • Active cases
    • There are 5 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 1,194 active cases, accounting for 37% of all active cases. (A few days ago this was 9 communities; 1,466 cases; and 31%) 
    • There are 12 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 1,662 active cases, accounting for 51% of all active cases. 
    • Three communities — Manchester, Durham and Nashua — have more active cases than Salem.  
  • Cumulative cases
    • There are now 149 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 111 that have had 100 or more cases, 15 have had more than 1,000, and 5 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): 280
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 292
    • 208 PCR tests
    • 72 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 74.3%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 26
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 8.9%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 70,785
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.2%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 620
  • New negative results reported: 340
  • Total Negative Results: 545,634

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 17,303
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 66
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.7%
  • 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: 3265 (+4); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 7517 (+35); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 13594 (+95); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 10294 (+38); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9485 (+27); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11345 (+40); Hospitalizations: 138; Deaths: 20
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7563 (+27); Hospitalizations: 255; Deaths: 95
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 4010 (+6); Hospitalizations: 258; Deaths: 251
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3631 (+8); Hospitalizations: 257; Deaths: 752
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 81 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,365
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 807
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.0%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 165
  • Total Recovered: 66,287
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 126
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,075
  • 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: 249

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,133
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 3
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 198

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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