COVID-19 Update January 10

COVID-19 Update January 10

  • Total: 1,661 confirmed cases in Salem.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.9%
  • 1 out of 18 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 48 new cases over the past two days; 168 active cases

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

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, DHHS announced 797 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 7.5%. Today’s results include 672 people who tested positive by PCR test and 125 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,454 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 12/31: 5 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,062 cases 
  • 1/1: 33 new cases today, for an updated total of 688 cases 
  • 1/3: 2 new cases today, for an updated total of 460 cases 
  • 1/8: 687 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,010 cases 
  • 1/9: 70 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. 

• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • •

  • New Cases per 100K over the past 14 days
    • All 10 counties and our two biggest cities are all significantly above 100 new cases, putting the State in a substantial level of community transmission, regardless of how we rank in the other two metrics.
    • New Hampshire: 746.4
    • Rockingham County: 700.9
    • Salem: 929
  • Hospitalizations per 100K over the past 14 days
    • All 10 counties and our two biggest cities are all significantly under 10 cases, which is considered minimal. 
  • Positivity Rate over 7 days: 
    • New Hampshire: 8.2% 
    • Rockingham County: 9.8%
    • Salem: 10.9%
    • Manchester: 11.2%
    • Nashua: 13.2%

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • Because of errors at DHHS, we didn’t know what Salem’s numbers were yesterday. Over the past two days, the total number of Salem residents who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 has increased by 48.
  • Salem’s positivity rate average over the past week is 10.9%, the highest it has been since Christmas Eve.
  • 39 Communities have a higher positivity rate average over the past week than Salem. Two days ago, it was 76 communities. 
  • 20,114 test results have been returned on Salem residents, an increase of 127 tests, which brings our total to over 20,000 for the first time.
  • 11 communities have had more tests than Salem, all of which have had large outbreaks.
  • NH DHHS reported 5,568 new cases in the past week. However, in that same time period, the total number of cases, as reported by NH DHHS, increased by only 5,150. I don’t understand how there can be a difference of 418 new cases.
  • Amongst the new case in the past week are 168 healthcare workers, including two who have been hospitalized. Also included are 257 persons from long-term care facilities. Only one of them has been hospitalized, but 64 of those people have died this week.
  • A month ago, 28.2% of the test results were from Antigen tests. Antigen tests now account for 36.7% of all tests.
  • 4,703 people have been reported in NH as recovered in the past week, including 903 today. 44,277 people have recovered.
  • We have 254 more active cases today than we had a week ago.
  • The number of people who have been hospitalized in NH went up by another two today, although the number of people currently hospitalized is down by another six to 262.
  • In Hillsborough County, NH over 20,000 people have been infected, including almost 1,600 people in the past week.
  • In NH, we lost another 7 people today, making a total of 869 COVID-related fatalities in NH. In the past week, we have lost 14 of our neighbors in Rockingham County.
  • Massachusetts is averaging about 6,500 new cases per day. They have over 90,000 people with active COVID-19 infections.  As of yesterday, Massachusetts has lost 13,000 lives because of COVID-19.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS says that the new cases reside in Rockingham (154), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (127), Strafford (84), Cheshire (80), Merrimack (74), Sullivan (30), Belknap (24), Grafton (22), Carroll (18), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (83) and Nashua (58). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-five new cases.
  • Active Cases 
    • There are 13 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,005 active cases, accounting for 47% of all active cases. 
    • There are 26 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,953 active cases, accounting for 61% of all active cases. 
    • Four communities — Manchester, Nashua, Dover, Concord and Merrimack — have more active cases than Salem. 
  • Cumulative Cases 
    • There are now 126 communities that have had 50 or more cases, and 93 that have had 100 or more.
    • 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): 729
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 797
    • 672 PCR tests
    • 125 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 138
  • Total positive cases in NH: 51,600
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 7.5%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,859
  • New negative results reported today: 2,130
  • Total negative cases in NH: 490,417

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 12,565
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 154
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 9.8%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 6,454
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,322
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.5% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Shown: Total infections, percentage of all infections, and increase yesterday.

  • 0-9: 2172 = 4% (+50).
  • 10-19: 5235 = 10% (+103).
  • 20-29: 9719 = 19% (+146).
  • 30-39: 7677 = 15% (+100).
  • 40-49: 7027 = 14% (+104).
  • 50-59: 8252 = 16% (+96).
  • 60-69: 5596 = 11% (+77).
  • 70-79: 3030 = 6% (+35).
  • 80+: 2842 = 6% (+18).
  • Unknown: 50 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Announced today: 903
  • Total Recovered: 44,277
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 85.8% 

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

  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Currently hospitalized: 262
  • Total hospitalized patients: 930
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.80%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 308
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 215

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 7
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 7
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 869
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.68%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 158

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.


“Knowledge is power” 

Often attributed to Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae (1597)

Hello, Salem!

Today IS another day!

Knowing what we are dealing with helps us act responsibly. You know what you need to do to keep from becoming a statistic.

Stay safe, and always, be kind. 

~Bonnie








Compiled by Bonnie Wright, based on data obtained from NH DHHS.


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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