COVID-19 Update February 3

COVID-19 Update February 3

  • Total: 2,110 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 7.2%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 22 new cases in the past two days; 124 active cases.

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

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, DHHS announced 354 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%. Today’s results include 199 people who tested positive by PCR test and 155 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,081 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/1: 78 new cases today, for an updated total of 369 cases 
  • 2/2: 276 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 • • • • • •

  • Salem has 22 new cases over the past two days. 
  • In those two days, and our active cases went down by 29. This is the lowest our active case count has been since December 3.
  • DHHS has reported new cases which average 470 over the past week. A few days ago, this was 497. About a week and a half ago, the daily average was 733, and the week before that was 840. 
  • There are 4,081 active cases today. The last time we went below this was November 19.
  • Since the last update, the number of people who have been admitted to the hospital for the first time increased by six.
  • There are now 207 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19.  We had been down to 193 two days ago. Except for that day, the hospital census has been 200 or higher since January 8, when we had a week over 300. It was last below 200 on December 7.
  • One more person was admitted to the ICU in the past two days.
  • Ten more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including one person from Rockingham County.
  • The press reports for the past two days show all NH deaths over the past two days were people who were 60 years old, or older. However, the dashboard is showing one more death for an individual in their 20’s over the past two days. If the dashboard is accurate, that would bring the total to three deaths for people in their 20’s; on Saturday it was only one death for this age group.

• • • • • • 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): 337
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 354
    • 192 PCR tests
    • 143 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 57.3%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 54
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.3%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 66,721
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.7%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,971
  • New negative results reported today: 1,634
  • Total negative cases in NH: 535,750

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,257
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 83 over the past two days
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.8%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Including increases since yesterday.)

  • 0-9: 0.05% of Total cases: 3060(+38); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 0.1% of Total cases: 6929(+71); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 0.19% of Total cases: 12566(+135); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 3
  • 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 9776(+112); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 3
  • 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 8994(+91); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 0.16% of Total cases: 10723(+103); Hospitalizations: 133; Deaths: 18
  • 60-69: 0.11% of Total cases: 7185(+57); Hospitalizations: 247; Deaths: 85
  • 70-79: 0.06% of Total cases: 3859(+34); Hospitalizations: 245; Deaths: 239
  • 80+: 0.05% of Total cases: 3543(+23); Hospitalizations: 251; Deaths: 719
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 86(-1); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 4,081
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 945
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.2%

• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 468
  • Total Recovered: 61,564
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 92.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 207
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 6 over the past two days.
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,042
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.56%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 331
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1 over the past two days
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 187

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 10
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 10
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,076
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 2.13%

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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