COVID-19 Update January 22

COVID-19 Update January 22

  • Total: 1,910 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: 18 new cases; 161 active cases. 

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

On Friday, January 22, 2021, DHHS announced 724 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.6%. Today’s results include 447 people who tested positive by PCR test and 277 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,207 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/19: 5 new cases today, for an updated total of 687 cases 
  • 1/20: 278 new cases today, for an updated total of 705 cases 
  • 1/21: 441 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 • • • • • •

  • Salem’s new cases are down today, but so are the numbers for the state. It would be nice if we are seeing a new trend.
  • Salem now has over 1,900 total cases. Only Manchester, Nashua and Concord have reached that level. Salem reached 1,800 just four days ago.
  • Salem continues to be adding about as many cases as are coming off of our active cases.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate over the past 7 days decreased today to 9.0%, while NH’s rate stayed the same at 6.6%. NH’s positivity rate for PCR only for results reported today was 3.6%.
  • Since the last update, seven more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, bringing the total to 989. 
  • There are 249 people who are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, an increase of nine. Nearly ¼ of all NH patients who have been hospitalized are still in the hospital.
  • Since yesterday, 29 healthcare workers were diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,554. Two were hospitalized, bringing the total to 76.
  • Since yesterday’s report, one more person was admitted to the ICU, the eighth in the past week.
  • Another 9 people died in NH since the last report, including three in their 50’s and including 2 from Rockingham County. NH’s total is now 971. Rockingham County’s total is 171.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside Rockingham (159), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (121), Merrimack (60), Strafford (52), Grafton (37), Belknap (31), Coos (29), Cheshire (28), Sullivan (23), and Carroll (19) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (66) and Nashua (66). The county of residence is being determined for 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 657
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 724
    • 447 PCR tests
    • 277 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 114
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.7%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 60,951
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.6%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,572
  • New negative results reported today: 1,915
  • Total negative cases in NH: 517,658

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 14,873
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 159
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 8.4%
  • 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: 2686 = 4% (+54).
  • 10-19: 6272 = 10% (+71).
  • 20-29: 11446 = 19% (+107).
  • 30-39: 8921 = 15% (+64).
  • 40-49: 8203 = 13% (+108).
  • 50-59: 9817 = 16% (+110).
  • 60-69: 6630 = 11% (+77).
  • 70-79: 3572 = 6% (+35).
  • 80+: 3317 = 5% (+31).
  • Unknown: 87 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 6,207
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,440
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.2%

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

  • Announced today: 8645
  • Total Recovered: 53,773
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 88.2% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 249
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 7 people 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 989
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.62%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 319
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 226

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 9
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 9
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 971
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.59%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 171

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








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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