COVID-19 Update February 9

COVID-19 Update February 9

  • Total: 2,180 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.9%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 20 new cases; 105 active cases.

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

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, DHHS announced 421 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.5%. Today’s results include 234 people who tested positive by PCR test and 187 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,170 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 2/7: 204 new cases today, for an updated total of 321 cases 
  • 2/8: 217 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 • • • • • •

  • Yesterday, some of the numbers did not fi recent patterns. While I thought today’s numbers would be high, they are more consistent with what we have been seeing lately.
    • DHHS reported yesterday that Total Persons Tested at Selected Labs (PCR) went up by 83, but confirmed cases went up by 121.  Today we see 1,576 persons tested and confirmed cases up by 421.
    • Yesterday, persons tested negative today, (total persons tested minus total confirmed cases) was NEGATIVE 37. Today it is 1,154.
    • Yesterday, DHHS reported no new cases for Salem. Today, we have 20 new cases. Our daily average over the previous six days is 12 new cases per week.
  • Salem’s active cases today are 105, just one more than yesterday.
  • Another 491 people were reported today as “recovered,” slightly less than our one-week daily average.
  • There are 3,170 active cases today. The average over the past week is 3,763 active cases per day.
  • Since the last update, 5 people have been admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one person from Rockingham County.
  • The number of people who are currently in the hospital has decreased by twenty, since the last update. This is the lowest level since December 5. 
  • Three more people died in NH from COVID since the last update. More were under 60 than over, including one person in their 30’s, and another in their 50’s. 
    • NH has now lost 5 people in their 30’s. On January 19, this count was only one person. There has been a total of 45 people in this age range that have been hospitalized, with the last two from January 12-15.
    • NH has now lost 20 people in their 50’s. Four have been in the past month. Fifteen in this age range have been hospitalized in the past month.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • Rockingham (118), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (75), Grafton (31), Merrimack (30), Strafford (24), Belknap (16), Cheshire (13), Sullivan (8), Coos (5), and Carroll (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (43) and Nashua (28). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- five new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 419
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 421
    • 234 PCR tests
    • 18539 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 55.8%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 62
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 14.7%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 68,918
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.5%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,576
  • New negative results reported: 1,157
  • Total Negative Results: 541,502

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 16,833
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 118
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.1%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

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

  • 0-9: 0.05% of Total cases: 3188(+23); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 0.1% of Total cases: 7229(+58); Hospitalizations: 6; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 0.19% of Total cases: 13040(+73); Hospitalizations: 24; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 0.15% of Total cases: 10077(+63); Hospitalizations: 45; Deaths: 5 (+1)
  • 40-49: 0.13% of Total cases: 9276(+55); Hospitalizations: 84; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 0.16% of Total cases: 11083(+81); Hospitalizations: 137 (+1); Deaths: 20 (+1)
  • 60-69: 0.11% of Total cases: 7403(+38); Hospitalizations: 250; Deaths: 91
  • 70-79: 0.06% of Total cases: 3945(+17); Hospitalizations: 254; Deaths: 244
  • 80+: 0.05% of Total cases: 3598(+11); Hospitalizations: 256; Deaths: 739
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 79(+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 3,170
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 752
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.7%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 591
  • Total Recovered: 64,639
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 93.8% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 159
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,063
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.54%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 335
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 245

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,109
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.61%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 192

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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