COVID-19 Update February 25

COVID-19 Update February 25

  • Total: 2,347 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.4%
  • 1 out of every 13 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 8 new cases; 71 active cases.

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

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, DHHS announced 355 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.3%. Today’s results include 228 people who tested positive by PCR test and 127 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,858 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/24: 355 new cases 

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. 

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Salem seems to have stabilized. For the past week, we’ve added between four and eight new cases per day. 
  • The number of active cases in Salem has been the same for the past three days. Rockingham County and New Hampshire have both added more active cases daily for the past few days.
  • Salem’s positivity rate and cases per 100K residents are both coming down.
  • NH has now had 4,000 healthcare workers diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Only 229 NH people were reported as “recovered” since yesterday’s update. This is less than the number of our new cases, so NH’s number of active cases went up by another 75 to 2,858. This is the third consecutive day that this number has increased, but it has still stayed under 3,000 since Sunday. 
  • Since the last update, there have been 5 people who have been admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one from Rockingham County. 
  • Two of those who were hospitalized today are under sixty-years-old. One person was in their 50’s, and the other was in their 20’s. 
  • The number of patients who are currently in the hospital has finally dropped below 100!  Today’s 97 the lowest since November 18.
  • NH had one more person admitted to the ICU since the last update, bringing us to 343. This count has gone up by one every day for the last five days. 
  • Six people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including one from Rockingham County. Two of those who died were in their 50’s.
  • NH has lost 11 people from COVID-19 in the past seven days, including five people from long-term care facilities.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (76), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (45), Strafford (43), Grafton (33), Cheshire (26), Merrimack (18), Belknap (15), Carroll (11), Coos (9), and Sullivan (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (41) and Nashua (15). The county of residence is being determined for eighteen new cases.
  • Active Cases:
    • There are 4 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 860 active cases, accounting for 30% 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 1,399 active cases, accounting for 49% of all active cases. 
    • Five communities — Manchester (264), Durham (214), Plymouth (200), Nashua (182), and Derry (89) — have more active cases than Salem’s 71. 
  • Cumulative Cases:
    • There are now 150 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 115 that have had 100 or more cases, 18 have had more than 1,000, and 5 have had more than 2,000.
    • Three communities — Manchester (9,658), Nashua (6,388) and Concord (2,521) — have more cumulative cases than Salem’s 2,347. Derry also has more than 2,000 total cases.

• • • • • • Positivity Rate over the past 7 days • • • • • •
(With changes from one week ago)

  • 2+: 93 communities (+2)
  • 5+: 56 communities (-1)
  • 10+: 14 communities (+5)
  • Communities with a higher positivity rate than Salem: 47 (+33)  WOW! 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 310
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 355
    • 212 PCR tests
    • 98 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 68.4%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 46
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 13.0%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 74,568
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,811
  • New negative results reported: 1,501
  • Total Negative Results: 552,708

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,265
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 76
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.6%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.5% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Totals, including changes in new cases since yesterday for those under 60.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3489 (+19); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8211 (+59); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 14590 (+64); Hospitalizations: 25 (+1); Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 10799 (+40); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 9871 (+18); Hospitalizations: 85; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 11846 (+43); Hospitalizations: 142 (+1); Deaths: 22 (+2)
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 7860 (+31); Hospitalizations: 263; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 6% of Total cases: 4132 (+17); Hospitalizations: 264; Deaths: 258
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3686 (+8); Hospitalizations: 266; Deaths: 766
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 84 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,858
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 623
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 21.8%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 229
  • Total Recovered: 70,547
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 94.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 97
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,106
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.48%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 343
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 255

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 6
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 4
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,163
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.56%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 207

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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