COVID-19 Update January 20

COVID-19 Update January 20

  • Total: 1,861 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.0%
  • 1 out of 16 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 19 new cases; 161 active cases. 

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

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, DHHS announced 729 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.7%. Today’s results include 453 people who tested positive by PCR test and 276 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,236 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/12: 41 new cases today, for an updated total of 876 cases 
  • 1/14: 68 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,035 cases 
  • 1/15: 92 new cases today, for an updated total of 650 cases 
  • 1/16: 58 new cases today, for an updated total of 637 cases 
  • 1/17: 38 new cases today, for an updated total of 471 cases 
  • 1/18: 144 new cases today, for an updated total of 478 cases 
  • 1/19: 288 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: 738.0
    • Rockingham County: 745.9
    • Salem: 885
  • 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: 6.8%
    • Rockingham County: 8.6%
    • Salem: 9.0%
    • Manchester: 8.4%
    • Nashua 11.2%

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

  • On January 10, Salem’s total count of those with confirmed cases of COVID-19, was 1,661. Today we reached 1,861, an increase of 200 people in ten days.
  • Salem’s Current cases today is 161. The average for the past three weeks is 156. Over the past week, the average is 160.4. The one week average for the previous week was 144.1. The week before that the daily average was 169.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate over the past 7 days increased again today, but is still under 10%, and is still lower than Nashua. Although Salem went up, NH, Rockingham County and Manchester and Nashua all went down.
  • NH’s Average of New Cases per 100K people over 14 days has been in the 600’s for the past 8 days, but today it is back up to 738. In the past week, NH has gone up by 44.4 and Rockingham County has gone up by 33.9, but Salem has gone down by 27.
  • Since the last update, five more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, bringing the total to 976. The average for the past week is 4.6 people per day.
  • There are 254 people who are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, the exact same number as we had yesterday.
  • Those hospitalized yesterday included one more healthcare worker.
  • Since yesterday’s report, two more people were admitted to the ICU. That’s an average of one new ICU patient per day this week.
  • NH lost another 5 people from COVID-19 during the 24-hours covered by this report. As of the time of this update, NH had lost 950 people because of COVID-19.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside Rockingham (194), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (118), Strafford (79), Merrimack (41), Grafton (31), Belknap (29), Sullivan (21), Coos (20), Cheshire (18), and Carroll (10) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (76) and Nashua (55). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-seven new cases. 
  • Active Cases 
    • There are 14 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,883 active cases, accounting for 46% of all active cases. 
    • There are 26 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,695 active cases, accounting for 59% of all active cases. 
    • Five communities — Manchester, Nashua, Dover, Concord and Rochester — have more active cases than Salem. 
  • Cumulative Cases 
    • There are now 137 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, and 99 that have had 100 or more cases.
    • 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): 728
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 729
    • 453 PCR tests
    • 276 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 109
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.0%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 59,437
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 4.7%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,164
  • New negative results reported today: 2,436
  • Total negative cases in NH: 513,212

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 14,484
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 194
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 8.6%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.4% 

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

  • 0-9: 2587 = 4% (+50).
  • 10-19: 6105 = 10% (+82). [1 hospitalization reported today]
  • 20-29: 11175 = 19% (+144).
  • 30-39: 8737 = 15% (+81). [1 death reported today]
  • 40-49: 8001 = 13% (+92).
  • 50-59: 9543 = 16% (+119). [2 hospitalizations reported today]
  • 60-69: 6469 = 11% (+91).
  • 70-79: 3493 = 6% (+32).
  • 80+: 3239 = 5% (+36).
  • Unknown: 88 = 0% (+1).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 6,236
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,423
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.8%

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

  • Announced today: 606
  • Total Recovered: 52,251
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 87.9% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 254
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5 people 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 976
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.64%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 317
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 223

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 12
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 11
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 950
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 166

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.


My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it.

Eminem

Hello, Salem!

I’m not feeling great, so my message and the Spotlight are short tonight. 

I’m sick enough to cut things short, but not so bad that I can’t send you a wish that you can 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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