COVID-19 Update February 6

COVID-19 Update February 6

  • Total: 2,148 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 7.1%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 10 new cases; 126 active cases.

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

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, DHHS announced 477 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.5%. Today’s results include 275 people who tested positive by PCR test and 202 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,021 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/4: 153 new cases today, for an updated total of 440 cases 
  • 2/5: 324 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 10 new cases today, bringing our daily average for the past week down to 14.2 cases per day.
  • Salem’s active cases today are 126, the same as the daily average for the last four days.
  • NH DHHS reported 477 new cases today; the one-week average is 404 per day. 
  • There are 4,021 active cases today, the lowest since November 19.
  • Another 500 people were reported today as “recovered.” For the past week, NH has recovered an average of 551 people per day.
  • Since the last update, 4 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time.
  • The number of people who are currently in the hospital has decreased by 15 since yesterday, bringing the hospital census to 183, the lowest since December 6.
  • One more person was admitted to the ICU in the 24-hours since the last report, the 13th person in the last two weeks.
  • Eight more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, including two people from Rockingham County. 
  • Of those who died today, one was in their 50’s, the second in the past week, and the 19th since the start of the pandemic.
  • On January 30, DHHS was reporting one death for someone in their 20’s. It went up to two on January 31, and to three on February 3. Then this cumulative count started to go down to 2 on February 4, and today it’s back down to 1. Figure that one out! I can’t. I would like an explanation of this. 

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (143), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (68), Strafford (38), Merrimack (37), Belknap (27), Cheshire (20), Grafton (20), Sullivan (12), Carroll (7), and Coos (6) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (39) and Nashua (32). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- eight new cases. 

• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • • (Fri., Feb 6;  Fri., Jan 29, Sat., Jan 16)

Per NH Department of Health and Human ServicesThe overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics.  A community is then assigned an overall level based on the highest-level determination for any specific metric. NH Metrics are: 

  • New Cases per 100k over 14 days: Scale: Minimal: <50; Moderate: 50 – 100; Substantial: >100. 
  • Hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20. 
  • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10; Substantial: >10%

Average of New Cases per 100K people over 14 days: Goal: <100K

  • New Hampshire: 486.7 (2 weeks ago: 551.3; 4 weeks ago: 667.2)
  • Rockingham County: 507.5 (2 weeks ago: 600.6; 4 weeks: 662.1)
  • Salem: 716 (2 weeks ago: 801.0; 4 weeks ago: 804.0)

New Hospitalizations per 100K over 14 days: Goal: <10

  • New Hampshire: 1.4 (2 weeks ago: 2.0; 4 weeks: 1.4)

Average Positivity Rate (PCR + Antigen) over 7 days: Goal: <2

  • New Hampshire: 4.5% (2 weeks ago: 5.4%; 4 weeks: 7.2%)
  • Rockingham County: 6.6 (2 weeks ago: 7.5%; 4 weeks: 8.3%)
  • Salem: 7.4% (2 weeks ago: 8.2%; 4 weeks: 9.0%)
  • Manchester: 6.3% (2 weeks ago: 7.1%; 4 weeks: 8.1%)
  • Nashua: 7.2% (2 weeks ago: 9.6%; 4-weeks: 10.1%)
  • 45 communities have a positivity rate higher than Salem. (was 47 two weeks ago; 51 4 weeks ago)
  • 17 communities have a positivity rate of more than 10%. (was 30, 36)
  • 76 communities have a positivity rate of more than 5%. (was 91, 120)
  • 110 communities have a positivity rate of more than 2%. (was 124, 139)

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 466
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 477
  • 272 PCR tests
  • 194 Antigen tests
  • PCR percentage: 58.4%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 75
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.7%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 68,061
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.5%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,517
  • New negative results reported today: 2,051
  • Total negative cases in NH: 539,677

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,618
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 143
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.5%
  • 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: 3141(+36); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 0.1% of Total cases: 7114(+54); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 0.19% of Total cases: 12867(+122); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1 [MINUS 1 death)
  • 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 9967(+69); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 4
  • 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 9158(+50); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 0.16% of Total cases: 10933(+68); Hospitalizations: 135; Deaths: 19 [+1]
  • 60-69: 0.11% of Total cases: 7314(+36); Hospitalizations: 250; Deaths: 87
  • 70-79: 0.06% of Total cases: 3910(+20); Hospitalizations: 250; Deaths: 243
  • 80+: 0.05% of Total cases: 3578(+11); Hospitalizations: 253; Deaths: 735
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 79(+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 4,021
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 993
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.7%

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

  • Announced today: 500
  • Total Recovered: 62,942
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 92.5% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 183
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,054
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.55%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 334
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 245

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 8
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 7
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,098
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 191

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!

Make sure you check out the Community Transmission section, which compares now to two weeks and four weeks ago. We can’t judge our progress based on numbers for one day, we must look at the trends to see how we are doing. The Community Transmission metrics are very promising. Let’s keep them heading this way!

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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