COVID-19 Update January 23

COVID-19 Update January 23

  • Total: 1,927 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 10.1%
  • 1 out of 15 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 17 new cases; 152 active cases. 

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

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, DHHS announced 636 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.7%. Today’s results include 466 people who tested positive by PCR test and 170 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,951 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/21: 198 new cases today, for an updated total of 630 cases 
  • 1/22: 438 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 • • • • • •

  • There were 17 new cases in Salem today. The average over the past week is 21.4 per day; and the average over the past two weeks is 22.4 per day.
  • NH reported 625 new cases today. The average over the past week is 838 new cases per day.
  • 582,034 test results have been returned for NH residents, including 22,720 tests on people who live in Salem.
  • Rockingham County has passed 15,000 cases. We went past 14,000 just 5 days ago.
  • NH’s active cases dropped below 6,000 for the first time since New Year’s Eve.
  • 871 people were reported as “recovered” today. 
  • Over the past week, 5,707 NH residents have been reported as “recovered.”
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate over the past 7 days increased today to 10.1%, bringing our community transmission risk to a severe level.
  • NH’s positivity rate for the results returned today is 3.7%. NH’s positivity rate over the past 7 days is 6.6%. Rockingham County’s positivity rate is 8.6%.
  • Since the last update, three more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one person from Rockingham County.
  • There are 229 people who are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, the lowest since December 8.
  • Another 10 people died in NH since the last report, including one person who was in their 50’s.
  • In Massachusetts, over 14,000 people have now died as a result of COVID-19.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (137), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (101), Strafford (56), Sullivan (51), Merrimack (32), Grafton (27), Belknap (25), Carroll (19), Cheshire (19), and Coos (12) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (74) and Nashua (55). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-eight new cases. 
  • Active Cases
    • There are 13 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,608 active cases, accounting for 44% of all active cases. 
    • There are 24 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,378 active cases, accounting for 57% of all active cases. 
    • Five communities — Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Concord, and Dover — have more active cases than Salem.  
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 140 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): 625
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 636
    • 466 PCR tests
    • 170 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 94
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 14.8%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 61,576
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.7%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,425
  • New negative results reported today: 2,800
  • Total negative cases in NH: 520,458

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 15,012
  • 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: 2724 = 4% (+38).
  • 10-19: 6352 = 10% (+80).
  • 20-29: 11561 = 19% (+115).
  • 30-39: 9016 = 15% (+95).
  • 40-49: 8294 = 13% (+91).
  • 50-59: 9897 = 16% (+80). [1 death since yesterday’s report]
  • 60-69: 6685 = 11% (+55).
  • 70-79: 3614 = 6% (+42).
  • 80+: 3346 = 5% (+29).
  • Unknown: 87 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 5,951
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,326
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.3%

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

  • Announced today: 871
  • Total Recovered: 54,644
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 88.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 229
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 3 people 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 992
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.61%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 319
  • Newly hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 227

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 10
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 9
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 981
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.59%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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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