COVID-19 Update January 24

COVID-19 Update January 24

  • Total: 1,965 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.7%
  • 1 out of 15 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 38 new cases; 182 active cases. 

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

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, DHHS announced 808 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.9%. Today’s results include 558 people who tested positive by PCR test and 250 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,122 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/22: 362 new cases today, for an updated total of 799 cases 
  • 1/23: 446 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 38 new cases in Salem today. There are only two single days — December 14 and December 21— when Salem has had more cases in one day. (There are other dates when we’ve had more, but those few occasions are for number spread out over several days.)
  • Salem’s active cases were stable for a while, but they jumped up by 30 today, despite 584 people being reported as “recovered” today. The last time it was this high was January 7.
  • NH reported 808 new cases today. The average over the past week is 819 new cases per day.
  • While NH’s active cases dropped below 6,000 for the first time since New Year’s Eve yesterday, it is back up again, today.
  • Today’s active cases were 6,122. Over the past week, NH has averaged 6,184 active cases per day.
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate over the past 7 days decreased today to 9.7%. Our community transmission risk remains at a severe level, because our New Cases per 100K residents over the past two weeks is 909. Moderate level is 50-100; over 100 is severe.
  • NH’s positivity rate for the results returned today is 4.9%. NH’s positivity rate over the past 7 days is 6.3%. Rockingham County’s positivity rate is 8.1%.
  • Cases per 100K in NH are 645. In Rockingham County it is 711.9. All ten counties range from 448 to 775, significantly higher than 100, which is where this metric moves from moderate to severe level of community transmission. Nashua is much higher, at 947. Manchester is 793.3, lower than Salem’s 909.
  • Since the last update, eight more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, including two people from Rockingham County.
  • The total number of NH residents who have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now 1,000.
  • There are 239 people who are currently hospitalized. 23.9% of all those who have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic are still hospitalized.
  • Two more people were admitted to the ICU in the 24-hours covered by this report.
  • Another 6 people died in NH from COVID since the last report, including three residents of Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (197), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (135), Strafford (73), Merrimack (65), Carroll (36), Cheshire (35), Belknap (28), Grafton (24), Sullivan (14), and Coos (9) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (94) and Manchester (60). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-eight new cases. 
  • Active Cases
    • There are 13 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,697 active cases, accounting for 44% of all active cases. 
    • There are 26 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,603 active cases, accounting for 59% of all active cases. 
    • Four communities — Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, and Dover — have more active cases than Salem.  
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 140 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, and 103 that have had 100 or more cases, and 11 that have had more than 1,000.
    • 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): 761
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 808
    • 558 PCR tests
    • 250 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 98
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.1%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 62,337
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 4.9%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,038
  • New negative results reported today: 1,277
  • Total negative cases in NH: 521,735

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 15,209
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 197
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 8.1%
  • 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: 2766 = 4% (+42).
  • 10-19: 6416 = 10% (+64).
  • 20-29: 11702 = 19% (+141).
  • 30-39: 9141 = 15% (+125).
  • 40-49: 8394 = 13% (+100).
  • 50-59: 10020 = 16% (+123). [1 hospitalization in the 24-hour period covered by this update.]
  • 60-69: 6756 = 11% (+71).
  • 70-79: 3659 = 6% (+45).
  • 80+: 3396 = 5% (+50).
  • Unknown: 87 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 6,122
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,395
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.8%

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

  • Announced today: 584
  • Total Recovered: 55,228
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 88.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 239
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 8 people 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,000
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.60%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 321
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 229

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 6
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 6
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 987
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.58%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 3
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 174

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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