COVID-19 Update February 4

COVID-19 Update February 4

  • Total: 2,121 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: 11 new cases; 124 active cases.

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

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, DHHS announced 433 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.1%. Today’s results include 303 people who tested positive by PCR test and 130 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,099 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/2: 124 new cases today, for an updated total of 388 cases 
  • 2/3: 309 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 11 new cases today, and 33 over the past three days. 
  • The count of Salem’s active cases is unchanged since yesterday.
  • NH DHHS reported 433 new cases today, but the difference of total confirmed cases only increased by 396 since yesterday. “New cases by math” is the same as the difference from yesterday’s dashboard by age when compared to today’s dashboard. 
  • The “new cases by math” have been in the 300’s for six consecutive days.
  • There are 4,099 active cases today, an increase of 18.
  • Another 369 people were reported today as “recovered.” 4,071 people have “recovered in the past week. As the number of new cases have started to slow down, the number of “recovered” cases will, too.
  • Since the last update, the number of people who have been admitted to the hospital for the first time increased by six. This is the third day in a row that the hospital census has increased, from 193 to the current 209.
  • One more person was admitted to the ICU in the 24-hours since the last report.
  • Nine more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including two people from Rockingham County. NH has lost 63 people in the past week; 12 were from our county.
  • Yesterday I questioned the number of deaths as reported on the dashboard for individuals in their 20’s. Today the dashboard has been adjusted, going back to the count (2) of deaths for people in this age group.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (105), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (80), Merrimack (39), Strafford (38), Grafton (23), Belknap (18), Sullivan (16), Cheshire (11), and Carroll (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (59) and Nashua (24). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases. 
  • Active Cases
    • There are 5 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 1,087 active cases, accounting for 23% of all active cases. (A few days ago this was 9 communities; 1,466 cases; and 31%) 
    • There are 18 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,019 active cases, accounting for 43% of all active cases. 
    • Three communities — Manchester, Nashua, and Rochester — have more active cases than Salem
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 147 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 107 that have had 100 or more cases, 14 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): 396
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 433
    • 281 PCR tests
    • 115 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 71.0%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 67
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.5%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 67,117
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.1%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,030
  • New negative results reported today: 634
  • Total negative cases in NH: 536,384

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,359
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 105
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.9%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

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

  • 0-9: 0.05% of Total cases: 3077(+3077); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 0.1% of Total cases: 6991(+6991); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 0.19% of Total cases: 12648(+12648); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 2 (Minus 1)
  • 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 9828(+9828); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 3
  • 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 9050(+9050); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 0.16% of Total cases: 10791(+10791); Hospitalizations: 135 (+2); Deaths: 18
  • 60-69: 0.11% of Total cases: 7229(+7229); Hospitalizations: 249; Deaths: 87
  • 70-79: 0.06% of Total cases: 3864(+3864); Hospitalizations: 246; Deaths: 239
  • 80+: 0.05% of Total cases: 3554(+3554); Hospitalizations: 252; Deaths: 727
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 85(+85); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 4,099
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 964
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.5%

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

  • Announced today: 369
  • Total Recovered: 61,933
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 92.3% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 209
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 6 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,048
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.56%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 332
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 242

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 9
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 9
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,085
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.62%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 188

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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