COVID-19 Update February 7

COVID-19 Update February 7

  • Total: 2,160 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.2%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 12 new cases; 117 active cases.

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

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, DHHS announced 362 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%. Today’s results include 249 people who tested positive by PCR test and 113 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,661 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/5: 19 new cases today, for an updated total of 339 cases 
  • 2/6: 343 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’s 12 new cases today brings our daily average for the past week down to 14 cases per day.
  • Salem’s active cases today are 117, the lowest since November 17.
  • NH DHHS reported 362 new cases today, although the cumulative total only increased by 318.
  • 49 of today’s new cases were kids under 18. The daily average over the past week is 60 kids per day. They have accounted for 14.9% of all new cases in the last seven days.
  • There are 3,661 active cases today, the lowest since November 17. NH peaked at 6,994 on Dec. 27.
  • Another 672 people were reported today as “recovered.” 93.0% of all confirmed cases in NH have been reported as “recovered.”
  • Since the last update, 2 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time. 1.54% of those who have been diagnosed in NH have been hospitalized.
  • The number of people who are currently in the hospital has increased by three, although it is still well below the peak of 335, which we saw on January 2.
  • Those hospitalized today includes one person in their 50’s.
  • NH DHHS is showing one less person hospitalized from Rockingham County than they reported yesterday.
  • Six more people died in NH from COVID since the last update, with no lives lost in Rockingham County for the period covered by this report.
  • 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.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (79), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (60), Strafford (46), Merrimack (29), Grafton (23), Cheshire (14), Sullivan (12), Belknap (11), Carroll (8), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (38) and Nashua (26). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 318
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 362
    • 227 PCR tests
    • 91 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 71.4%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 49
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 13.5%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 68,379
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.7%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,023
  • New negative results reported 540,382

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,694
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 79
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.6%
  • 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: 3157(+16); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 0.1% of Total cases: 7157(+43); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 0.19% of Total cases: 12930(+63); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 10003(+36); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 4
  • 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 9206(+48); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 0.16% of Total cases: 10989(+56); Hospitalizations: 136 [+1]; Deaths: 19
  • 60-69: 0.11% of Total cases: 7352(+38); Hospitalizations: 250; Deaths: 90
  • 70-79: 0.06% of Total cases: 3923(+13); Hospitalizations: 250; Deaths: 244
  • 80+: 0.05% of Total cases: 3583(+5); Hospitalizations: 254; Deaths: 737
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 79(+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,661
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 883
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.1%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • • 

  • Total Recovered: 63,614
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.0% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 186
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,056
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.54%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 334
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: -1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 244

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 6
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 6
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,104
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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!

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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