COVID-19 Update February 2
- Total: ??? confirmed cases in Salem. (Yesterday: 2,088).
- Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: ??? Yesterday: 7.3%
- 1 out of every 14 Salem residents have been infected as of yesterday.
- Salem today: ??? new cases; 153 active cases as of yesterday.
Tonight’s update is limited, because NH DHHS did not update the maps or the dashboards. Maybe they took a snow day?
• • • • • • Report from NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) • • • • • •
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, DHHS announced 328 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%. Today’s results include 167 people who tested positive by PCR test and 161 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,222 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:
- 1/31: 36 new cases today, for an updated total of 347 cases
- 2/1: 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 • • • • • •
- Because NH DHHS did not update their website, we have no information about towns, limited information about counties, no info about healthcare workers or LTC facilities, no information by age, no community transmission info, and no information about new hospitalizations (so we can’t compute the number of current hospitalizations). <sigh>
- NH DHHS reported 328 new cases today, the lowest since November 22.
- Only 618 tests results were reported today. The last time it was lower than this was September 1.
- Most days, the PCR test results are about 2:1 when compared to antigen tests. Today it was 50%.
- DHHS says 2.7% of today’s new PCR test results were positive.
- Only 70 of today’s new cases were from Rockingham County, our lowest count since November 24. Rockingham County continues to account for about ¼ of all cases.
- 35 kids under 18 were diagnosed with COVID today. This count hasn’t been this low since December 24. They made up 10.7% of all of today’s cases. In the last three days, they have been 16% of all cases.
- There are 4,222 active cases today. The last time it was this low was November 22.
- Another 759 people were reported as “recovered” today, bringing NH’s total to more than 61,000.
- 92% of all confirmed cases in NH have “recovered.” One month ago, it was 84%. Two months ago, it was 76.6%.
- There are now 202 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19, an increase of nine since yesterday.
- Seven more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including two from Rockingham County.
• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •
- NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (70), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (49), Strafford (35), Merrimack (23), Belknap (17), Sullivan (16), Grafton (12), Cheshire (9), Carroll (8), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (45) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for seventeen new cases.
• • • • • • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN NH • • • • • •
- New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 326
- New positive cases per DHHS: 328
- 161 PCR tests
- 167 Antigen tests
- PCR percentage: 49.1%
- Children under 18 in new cases: 35
- % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 10.7%
- Total positive cases in NH: 66,384
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.7%
- Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 618
- New negative results reported today: 292
- Total negative cases in NH: 534,116
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,173
- New cases in Rockingham County: 70
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: ???
- Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: ???%
• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •
(Including increases since yesterday.)
- This information is not available today.
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 4,222
- Active cases in Rockingham County: ???
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: ???%
• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 759
- Total Recovered: 61,096
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 92%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 202
- New people hospitalized from NH: ???
- Total hospitalized patients: ???
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: ???%
- Total admitted to ICU: ???
- New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: ???
- Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: ???
• • • • • • 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: 1,066
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
- Total lives lost in Rockingham County: ???
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.
Stay safe, and always, be kind.
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:
- Salem Resource Center of Southern NH Services: Housing relief and fuel assistance. 603-893-9172. https://www.snhs.org
- Legal issues because of COVID: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis.
- Food pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-salem and http://www.wecarecharity.org/projects
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- COVID-19 testing: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
- Massachusetts Travel Order: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/massachusetts-travel-order/
- Mental health resources
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
- Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
- #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255.
- Phase 1A is in effect now.
- Phase 1B is scheduled to begin on January 26.
- Those 65 or older can register beginning January 22 at www.vaccines.nh.gov. Those without internet can call 211.
- Those who have severe medical conditions (or care for a child with severe medical conditions) should contact their doctor.
- Others who qualify because of their employment will be notified by employers.
- Future Phases will be updated as more info becomes available. Phase 1B will take a long time.
Sources used to create these reports: