COVID-19 Update January 11

COVID-19 Update January 11

  • Total: 1,677 confirmed cases in Salem.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.8%
  • 1 out of 18 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 16 new cases over the past two days; 154 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 On Monday, January 11, 2021, DHHS announced 711 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 8.3%. Today’s results include 453 people who tested positive by PCR test and 258 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,118 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/2: 60 new cases today, for an updated total of 646 cases 
  • 1/7: 2 new cases today, for an updated total of 858 cases 
  • 1/8: 17 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,027 cases 
  • 1/9: 437 new cases today, for an updated totally of 507 cases 
  • 1/10: 195 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: 753.9
    • Rockingham County: 695.7
    • Salem: 895
  • 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: 8.3% 
    • Rockingham County: 9.5%
    • Salem: 10.8%
    • Manchester: 10.8%
    • Nashua: 12.8%

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

  • 16 more people in Salem received notification that they had COVID-19. The daily average over the past week is 25 people, 
  • Salem’s positivity rate average over the past week is 10.8%, which is considered to be a substantial level of community transmission. This means that 10.8% of all (PCR) test results returned over the past seven days were positive.
  • 38 Communities have a higher positivity rate average over the past week than Salem. 
  • 4,973 people have been reported in NH as recovered in the past week, including 1,043 today. 
  • Over 45,000 people in NH have “recovered” from COVID-19.
  • Active cases are a little over 1100. 
  • The number of people who have been hospitalized in NH went up by four people today, although the number of people currently hospitalized is up by five to 267.
  • There have been no new ICU patients for 3 days.
  • No one died from COVID-19 in NH during the 24-hours covered by this report. The last day we had no fatalities was December 22. We broke the record for most deaths in one day on the next day (and then broke that record on January 6). 
  • I have updated the graph with Salem’s cumulative and active cases. (See below)

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (128), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (119), Merrimack (112), Strafford (69), Cheshire (42), Sullivan (32), Belknap (23), Carroll (22), Coos (19), and Grafton (17) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (54) and Nashua (38). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-six new cases. 
  • Active Cases 
    • There are 12 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,718 active cases, accounting for 44% of all active cases. 
    • There are 25 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,643 active cases, accounting for 60% of all active cases. 
    • Seven communities — Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Dover, Merrimack, Hudson and Derry — 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): 707
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 711
    • 453 PCR tests
    • 258 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 85
  • Total positive cases in NH: 52,307
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 8.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,938
  • New negative results reported today: 3,231
  • Total negative cases in NH: 493,648

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 12,592
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 128
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 9.5%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.1% 

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 6,118
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,237
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.2% 

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

  • 0-9: 2186 = 4% (+14).
  • 10-19: 5315 = 10% (+80).
  • 20-29: 9855 = 19% (+136).
  • 30-39: 7770 = 15% (+93).
  • 40-49: 7129 = 14% (+102).
  • 50-59: 8378 = 16% (+126).
  • 60-69: 5674 = 11% (+78).
  • 70-79: 3071 = 6% (+41).
  • 80+: 2878 = 6% (+36).
  • Unknown: 51 = 0% (+1).

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

  • Announced today: 1,043
  • Total Recovered: 45,320
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 86.6% 

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

  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Currently hospitalized: 267
  • Total hospitalized patients: 934
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.79%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 308
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 217

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 0
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • 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: 1.66%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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.


That’s right,’ she told the girls. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.” 

― Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Hello, Salem!

Feeling bored? Staying home, following the guidelines can do that to you. But it sure beats the alternatives. 

Reading these numbers are boring. There doesn’t feel like there has been a huge change in our numbers for a while, although the number of active cases is going down a little. The numbers seem to go up one day, and down the next, which is why averages are so important. I suspect many people are getting numb with such high numbers over and over.  There isn’t much I can do to make these dry statistics less boring.

What are you doing to keep your life interesting?

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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Sources used to create these reports:

4 Replies to “COVID-19 Update January 11”

  1. Good morning Bonnie,
    The new master theater show, All Creature Big and Small is delightful on Sunday nights. The Kelly sent a list of books that are available. I ordered anew Fanny Flag book. I am taking a positivity class.

    1. Hi, Connie,

      I remember an old TV series, “All Creatures Big and Small,” based on the books by James Herriot. I loved the books, and loved the series. I didn’t know that it had been revised. I will look for it! Thanks for the suggestion!!!

      And, I could use a positivity class. Is it too late to join?

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