COVID-19 Update January 27

  • Total: 1,993 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.0%
  • 1 out of every 15 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 8 new cases; 161 active cases. 

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

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, DHHS announced 440 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.4%. Today’s results include 266 people who tested positive by PCR test and 174 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,214 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/25: 100 new cases today, for an updated total of 494 cases 
  • 1/26: 340 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 • • • • • •

  • New cases are going down. “Recovered” cases are increasing. Active cases are decreasing.
  • Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and NH death rates still seem to be increasing.
  • Rockingham County has 22.78% of NH’s population, but 24.3% of all cases of COVID-19.
  • Salem accounts for 9.6% of Rockingham County’s population, and 2.19% of NH’s population.
  • Salem’s 161 active cases are 13.8% of the cases in Rockingham County and 3.09% of NH’s active cases.
  • Salem’s 1,993 cumulative cases account for 12.88% of Rockingham County’s total cases, and 3.14% of all cases in NH.
  • In Salem, 1 out of every 15 (6.7%) people have been infected with COVID-19. In Rockingham County, 1:20 (5.0%) have been impacted. In NH, 1 out of 21 people (4.67%) have been infected.
  • In the “Ages” chapter, I look at the % of all new cases by age. In the past month, the only change is that those over 80 have gone from 6% of all cases to 5%. 
  • Healthcare workers: 
    • Total infections=3,647. Hospitalizations=76. Deaths=11. 
    • Sadly, two of those who lost their lives were within the 24-hours covered by this report (or possibly the previous 24 hours?)
  • Healthcare workers since the beginning of the year: 
    • Infections=609. Hospitalizations=11. Deaths=2.
  • NH’s “recovered” cases continue to be less than our new cases, thus reducing the number of active cases to today’s 5,214.
  • Since the last update, 2 more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time, including two people from Rockingham County.
  • There are now 223 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19, an increase of ten from yesterday.
  • One more person was admitted to the ICU in the 24-hours covered by this report, the ninth person in the past week.
  • Another 12 people died in NH from COVID since the last report. 
  • The number of people who have died in NH from COVID-19 has now exceeded 1,000.
  • NH has had 1,014 people hospitalized, and 1,006 COVID deaths. It is important to note that 746 (74.2%) of NH’s deaths are associated with long-term care facilities, but only 247 (24.4%) of NH’s hospitalizations are from long-term care facilities.
  • In NH, the current death rate is 1.58% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19. Across the US, 1.68% of those who are infected have died. 

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside Rockingham (94), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (89), Strafford (40), Merrimack (28), Belknap (26), Grafton (26), Carroll (18), Sullivan (14), Coos (11), and Cheshire (10) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (34) and Nashua (30). The county of residence is being determined for twenty new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 391
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 440
    • 266 PCR tests
    • 174 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 59
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 13.4%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 63,563
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.4%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,962
  • New negative results reported today: 1,571
  • Total negative cases in NH: 525,772

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 15,474
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 94
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.0%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.3% 

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

  • 0-9: 2850 = 4% (+27).
  • 10-19: 6550 = 10% (+40).
  • 20-29: 11947 = 19% (+76).
  • 30-39: 9319 = 15% (+60).
  • 40-49: 8554 = 13% (+52).
  • 50-59: 10228 = 16% (+60).
  • 60-69: 6876 = 11% (+43).
  • 70-79: 3708 = 6% (+17).
  • 80+: 3444 = 5% (+16).
  • Unknown: 87 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 5,214
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,167
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.4%

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

  • Announced today: 595
  • Total Recovered: 57,343
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.2% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 223
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2 
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,014
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.60%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 327
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 234

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 12
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 12
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,006
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.58%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 176

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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