COVID-19 Update January 13

COVID-19 Update January 13

  • Total: 1,730 confirmed cases in Salem.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.1%
  • 1 out of 17 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 28 new cases, + 25 new cases yesterday. 169 Active cases.

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

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, DHHS announced 1,082 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.4%. Today’s results include 653 people who tested positive by PCR test and 429 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,607 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/3: 58 new cases today, for an updated total of 522 cases 
  • 1/4: 31 new cases today, for an updated total of 733 cases 
  • 1/10: 32 new cases today, for an updated total of 894 cases 
  • 1/11: 463 new cases today, for an updated total of 500 cases 
  • 1/12: 498 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: 690.3
    • Rockingham County: 702.5
    • Salem: 899
  • 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: 7.7%
    • Rockingham County: 8.8%
    • Salem: 10.1%
    • Manchester: 8.9%
    • Nashua: 11.5%

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

  • I was able to get the count for Salem for yesterday, as reflected in the Calendar.
  • Yesterday, 25 more people from Salem were diagnosed, which brought our total to 1,702. Salem is the fourth community to reach 1,700 confirmed cases. This also brought us to 1 out of 17 residents; 5.72% of all Salem residents have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Today, we added another 28, bringing Salem’s total to 1,730 people. The positivity rate over the past two weeks in Salem has averaged is 10.1%, a slight increase from yesterday.
  • DHHS reported 1,082 new cases today, bringing the daily average over the past week to 821. 
  • The total number of cases DHHS has reported for today is 54,125, an increase of 977 total cases since yesterday.
  • Another 114 kids who are under 18 were diagnosed today, bringing the one-week total for these kids to 736.
  • New cases in Rockingham County have reached over 13,000. Rockingham County reached 12,000 total cases just one week ago.
  • Salem accounts for 9.6% of the population in Rockingham County, but we have 13.19% of the County’s total cases. 
  • Hillsboro County, which includes Manchester and Nashua, reached 21,000 total cases yesterday. Three days earlier, they had reached 20,000.
  • Another 602 people were reported today to have “recovered.” (No longer infectious.) Over 46,000 NH residents have “recovered” to date.
  • 6,607 NH residents are known to have active cases of COVID-19 (considered to be infectious). This is a little more than the daily average of about 6,500 active cases over the past week.
  • Five more people have been hospitalized in NH, bringing the total to 942, while patients currently hospitalized decreased by 12, to 275. This is 60 less than the peak of 335, which we reached on January 2. 
  • Another healthcare worker was hospitalized in the 24-hour period covered by this report. This is the seventh medical person to be hospitalized in the past month, and the third in the past week.
  • 2 more patients were admitted to the ICU because of COVID-19 in the 24-hours covered by this update.
  • NH lost another 7 more people from COVID-19 during the 24-hours covered by this report. One week ago today we lost 24 NH residents, which is the record in one day. We’ve lost 885 people in NH since the pandemic began, including 162 people from Rockingham County
  • Massachusetts ranks as the State with the 17th highest number of confirmed cases. NH is 45th.
  • MA has 65,063 cases per 1M residents, ranking 35th worse. NH has 39,806, ranking 46th. (Maine is 49th, and VT is 51st. (Washington DC is counted as a state)).
  • Today I updated the chart/graph of NH cases by 1,000. I updated the graph of Salem’s cases a few days ago. I think I forgot to point that out?

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (223), Rockingham (220), Merrimack (100), Strafford (74), Cheshire (66), Grafton (46), Belknap (39), Sullivan (34), Carroll (25), and Coos (20) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (97) and Nashua (96). The county of residence is being determined for forty-two new cases. 
  • Active Cases 
    • There are 14 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,186 active cases, accounting for 48% of all active cases. 
    • There are 24 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,928 active cases, accounting for 59% of all active cases. 
    • Six communities — Manchester, Nashua, Dover, Concord, Merrimack and Hudson — have more active cases than Salem. 
  • Cumulative Cases 
    • There are now 129 communities that have had 50 or more cases, and 95 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): 977
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 1,082
    • 653 PCR tests
    • 429 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 114
  • Total positive cases in NH: 54,125
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 5.4%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,606
  • New negative results reported today: 1,629
  • Total negative cases in NH: 496,972

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 13,116
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 220
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 8.8%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.2% 

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 6,607
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,326
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.1% 

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

  • 0-9: 2267 = 4% (+48). [1 child in this age group was hospitalized, the 7th since the pandemic began]
  • 10-19: 5508 = 10% (+105).
  • 20-29: 10221 = 19% (+195). [1 young adult in this age group was hospitalized, the 23rd since the pandemic began]
  • 30-39: 8035 = 15% (+154).
  • 40-49: 7318 = 14% (+97). [TWO in this age group were hospitalized today, bringing the total to 81]
  • 50-59: 8681 = 16% (+172).
  • 60-69: 5881 = 11% (+112).
  • 70-79: 3187 = 6% (+59).
  • 80+: 2976 = 5% (+36). [Previously, 6% of all cases were in this age group, now 5%.]
  • Unknown: 51 = 0% (+-1).

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

  • Announced today: 602
  • Total Recovered: 46,633
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 86.2% 

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

  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5
  • Currently hospitalized: 275
  • Total hospitalized patients: 942
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.74%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 310
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 218

• • • • • • 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: 885
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.64%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 162

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.


“What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it’s supposed to be.”

― Jeremy Binns

Hello, Salem!

How ARE you doing? We are living in tumultuous times. We are three weeks past the darkest day of the year. Regardless of your political views, events in the past few days are likely unsettling. And, regardless of where you are on the range of emotions regarding COVID-19, you are likely having anxiety of some kind. Add that to the stress of the situation of kids going to school, concerns about the vaccine, missing friends and family, and people are about to explode. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that people’s tempers are short, and they are more argumentative. 

Try to stay positive. Watch out for others; are your friends and family doing ok? Don’t presume … ask them. 

If you are feeling blue, or are struggling with feelings of isolation or depression, don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
  • Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
  • #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255

It’s ok to not feel ok. You don’t need to go through this alone. Please, 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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