COVID-19 Update February 15

COVID-19 Update February 15

  • Total: 2,261 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: new cases; 107 active cases.

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

On Monday, February 15, 2021, DHHS announced 258 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.9%. Today’s results include 189 people who tested positive by PCR test and 69 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,953 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/14: 258 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 258 new positive cases today. 
    • 32 were kids under 18. (12.4%)
    • 43 were in Rockingham County (17%)
    • 7 were in Salem. (16% of Rockingham County, 3% of all NH.)
      • Salem has 9.6% of Rockingham County’s population; 2.2% of NH’s population.
    • 49 of the new cases were in Durham, Strafford Co. (UNH). Durham has 383 active cases, the most of any community, including Manchester and Nashua. 12 communities have more cumulative cases than Durham, although with 368 new cases this week, they are climbing up this list fairly rapidly.
    • 41 of the new cases were people over 60, all but one were in their 60’s.
    • Only 2 of the new cases were healthcare workers
    • The number of people at long-term care facilities went down by seven since yesterday.
    • 76.7% of the new tests were from PCR
    • The positivity rate for PCR test results in NH today is 5.9%, the highest since January 18.
  • Salem has added 7 new cases of COVID-19 today. This is the second lowest number of new cases this year, and the 3rd lowest since mid-November.
  • Salem is back down to 104 active cases, the same as we had on February 8, and November 17.
  • NH has 2,953 active cases, falling below 3,000 for the first time since November 14. NH’s active case counts have increased daily for the past five days.
  • 642 people were reported as “recovered” today, the most since Feb 7.
  • Since the last update, 2 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time. Today, Rockingham County’s cumulative case count is one less than yesterday. 
  • The number of patients who are currently in the hospital has decreased for the ninth consecutive day. Today’s 125 is the same as we had November 25.         
  • No one has been admitted to the ICU for the past two days.
  • Three more people died in NH from COVID since the last update. 
  • 94.2% have “recovered.” 1.2% of all confirmed cases in NH have died from COVID-19. 4.2% of all cases are still active.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Strafford (69), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (43), Rockingham (43), Merrimack (18), Cheshire (14), Grafton (6), Sullivan (6), Belknap (5), Carroll (4), and Coos (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (10). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen new cases. 
  • Rockingham County is usually at the top of this list, but today we are third.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 232
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 258
    • 178 PCR tests
    • 54 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 76.7%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 32
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.4%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 71,017
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 5.9%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 609
  • New negative results reported: 377
  • Total Negative Results: 545,011

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 17,341
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 43
  • 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: 7566 (+49); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 19% of Total cases: 13669 (+75); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 10331 (+37); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9507 (+22); Hospitalizations: 85 (+1); Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11366 (+21); Hospitalizations: 138; Deaths: 20
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7577 (+14); Hospitalizations: 255; Deaths: 95
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 4010 (+0); Hospitalizations: 258; Deaths: 251
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3632 (+1); Hospitalizations: 258; Deaths: 754
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 81 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,953
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 678
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.0%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 642
  • Total Recovered: 66,929
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.2% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 125
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,077
  • 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: 1,135
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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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