COVID-19 Update January 25
- Total: 1,976 confirmed cases in Salem.
- Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 9.5%
- 1 out of every 15 Salem residents have been infected
- Salem today: 11 new cases; 171 active cases.
• • • • • • Report from NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) • • • • • •
On Monday, January 25, 2021, DHHS announced 434 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.7 %. Today’s results include 307 people who tested positive by PCR test and 127 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,627 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:
- 1/23: 72 new cases today, for an updated total of 513 cases
- 1/24: 362 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 “only” 11 new cases in Salem today. We haven’t had this few new cases in Salem since January 8.
- Over the past week, Salem’s cases account for 3.02% of all of the new cases in NH, although we only make up 2.19% of the population. Salem residents are responsible for 2.53% of all of today’s new cases.
- Salem’s active cases make up 3.04% of all of NH’s current cases.
- NH’s active cases is the lowest today since December 28.
- Salem’s Positivity Rate over the past 7 days decreased today to 9.5%. Although this is considered to be a moderate transmission level, our community transmission risk remains at a severe level, because our New Cases per 100K residents over the past two weeks is 858. Moderate level is 50-100; over 100 is severe.
- 134 NH communities have a positivity rate over 2%, the maximum goal. 112 of those communities have more than 5%, which puts them in a moderate community transmission level. 35 of those communities have a positivity rate over 10%, which is a severe level of transmission.
- All ten counties, plus our two biggest cities, have more than 400 new cases per 100K residents, putting the entire state in a severe level of transmission. A moderate level of community transmission is 50-100 new cases per 100K residents, so we have a long way to go.
- Since the last update, seven more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, including one person from Rockingham County.
- The daily average of the people who have been hospitalized over the past week is 7 people per day.
- There are 230 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19.
- Three more people were admitted to the ICU in the 24-hours covered by this report, bringing this week’s total to nine.
- Another 3 people died in NH from COVID since the last report, bringing the total number of people who have lost their lives in NH because of COVID-19 to 990.
- Today, Massachusetts’ tests reported passed 13 million tests.
- Yesterday, Massachusetts reported their 500,000th case,
- Three days ago, Massachusetts broke 14,000 deaths.
- Worldwide, as of today over 100,000,000 cases were reported.
• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •
- NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (90), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (52), Merrimack (45), Strafford (43), Grafton (25), Belknap (23), Cheshire (21), Carroll (13), Sullivan (11), and Coos (6) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (48) and Nashua (36). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-one new cases.
- Active Cases
- There are 10 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,245 active cases, accounting for 40% of all active cases. (Yesterday there were 13 communities with more than 100, accounting for 44%.)
- There are 24 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,290 active cases, accounting for 58% of all active cases. (Yesterday there were 26 communities, making up 59% of all active cases.)
- Three communities — Manchester, Nashua, and Rochester — have more active cases than Salem. (Concord remains in fifth place and Dover has dropped down below Concord).
- Cumulative Cases
- There are now 143 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 104 that have had 100 or more cases, and 12 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): 431
- New positive cases per DHHS: 434
- 307 PCR tests
- 127 Antigen tests
- Children under 18 in new cases: 52
- % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.0%
- Total positive cases in NH: 62,768
- Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 4.7%
- Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,335
- New negative results reported today: 1,904
- Total negative cases in NH: 523,639
• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • • • •
- Total cases in Rockingham County: 15,299
- New cases in Rockingham County: 90
- Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.8%
- 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: 2785 = 4% (+19).
- 10-19: 6458 = 10% (+42).
- 20-29: 11790 = 19% (+88).
- 30-39: 9204 = 15% (+63).
- 40-49: 8453 = 13% (+59). [One death reported on dashboard. None in press release]
- 50-59: 10102 = 16% (+82).
- 60-69: 6796 = 11% (+40).
- 70-79: 3676 = 6% (+17).
- 80+: 3417 = 5% (+21).
- Unknown: 87 = 0% (+0).
• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •
- Active cases in NH: 5,627
- Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,278
- Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.7%
• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •
- Announced today: 923
- Total Recovered: 56,151
- Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 89.5%
• • • • • • HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NH • • • • • •
- Currently hospitalized: 230
- New people hospitalized from NH: 7 people
- Total hospitalized patients: 1,007
- Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.60%
- Total admitted to ICU: 324
- New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
- Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 230
• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •
- Lives lost today: 3
- Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
- Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
- Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 990
- NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.58%
- Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
- 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.
While NH numbers are down today, we need to watch for a trend, to make sure it’s not an anomaly.
I also learned two new things today that are concerning and might have missed your attention:
- A new study has been published that shows COVID-19 could hide in your brain and reactivate down the road. You can read more here and here. I have added this to my list of consequences.
- The new COVID variant has arrived in New England from Old England. At least 144 cases have been identified in 20 states, including two each in Connecticut and Massachusetts. This report is dated from Wednesday, so there could be even more of the UK variant by now. It’s only a matter of time before it hits New Hampshire.
Stay safe, and always, be kind.
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:
- Salem Resource Center of Southern NH Services: Housing relief and fuel assistance. 603-893-9172. https://www.snhs.org
- Legal issues because of COVID: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis.
- Food pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-salem and http://www.wecarecharity.org/projects
- Unemployment resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/unemployed/
- COVID-19 testing: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-testing/
- Complications of COVID-19: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-consequences/
- COVID-19 is not the flu. Here are the numbers: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-pneumonia-flu/
- The Science Behind Masks: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/science-behind-masks/
- Resources for Salem residents: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-cases-in-salem/
- Safer at Home guidance documents on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources from NH DHHS on the State’s website.
- Other COVID resources: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/covid-19-resources/
- Massachusetts Travel Order: https://www.bonnie4salem.us/massachusetts-travel-order/
- Mental health resources
- 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.
- Phase 1A is in effect now.
- Phase 1B is scheduled to begin on January 26.
- Those 65 or older can register beginning January 22 at www.vaccines.nh.gov. Those without internet can call 211.
- Those who have severe medical conditions (or care for a child with severe medical conditions) should contact their doctor.
- Others who qualify because of their employment will be notified by employers.
- Future Phases will be updated as more info becomes available. Phase 1B will take a long time.
Sources used to create these reports: