COVID-19 Update January 30

COVID-19 Update January 30

  • Total: 2,063 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.2%
  • 1 out of every 14 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem today: 23 new cases; 162 active cases. 

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

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, DHHS announced 537 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.9%. Today’s results include 386 people who tested positive by PCR test and 151 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,238 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 1/28: 131 new cases today, for an updated total of 546 cases 
  • 1/29: 406 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 has 21 new cases today, which is 4.28% of all new cases in NH. (Salem has 2.19% of the State’s population.) Today is one of the highest percentages of new case of the year.
  • Salem’s ratio changed today. One out every 14 residents in Salem (6.93%) have been infected with COVID-19. 
  • Windham is also 1:14, but their percentage is slightly higher (6.94%). Other towns with a higher ratio than Salem: Tilton and Manchester are both 1:13. Stewartstown is 1:11 or 9% of their population.
  • Salem has 21 new cases today, which is 4.28% of all new cases in NH. (Salem has 2.19% of the State’s population.) Today is one of the highest percentages of new case of the year.
  • Active cases today are 5,238. The one-week average is 5,485 active cases per day.
  • “Recovered” cases today are 668. The one-week average is 634 “recovered” cases per day.
  • Since the last update, 4 more people were admitted to the hospital for the first time. The one-week average is 5.9 hospitalized cases per day.
  • There are now 217 people who are currently hospitalized in NH with COVID-19. The average over the past week is 223 people hospitalized every day.
  • Another 6 people died in NH from COVID since the last report, bringing NH’s total to 1,042. The average over the past week is 223 people per day.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (146), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (81), Strafford (73), Merrimack (42), Grafton (26), Sullivan (25), Cheshire (18), Belknap (12), Carroll (12), and Coos (6) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (42) and Nashua (27). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- seven new cases. 
  • Active Cases
    • There are 9 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 1,900 active cases, accounting for 36% of all active cases.
    • There are 21 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,779 active cases, accounting for 53% of all active cases.
    • Two communities — Manchester and Nashua — have more active cases than Salem. However, Salem only has one more case than Hudson, and Hudson has only one more than Rochester   
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 146 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 106 that have had 100 or more cases, 14 have had more than 1,000, and 4 have had more than 2,000.
  • 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): 524
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 537
    • 379 PCR tests
    • 145 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage: 72.3%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 87
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 16.2%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 65,362
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.9%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,445
  • New negative results reported today: 1,921
  • Total negative cases in NH: 532,164

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 15,839
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 146
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 7.4%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.2% 

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

  • 0-9: 2977 = 5% (+41).
  • 10-19: 6758 = 10% (+71).
  • 20-29: 12289 = 19% (+94).
  • 30-39: 9578 = 15% (+78).
  • 40-49: 8798 = 13% (+73).
  • 50-59: 10508 = 16% (+84).
  • 60-69: 7059 = 11% (+42).
  • 70-79: 3795 = 6% (+23).
  • 80+: 3510 = 5% (+18).
  • Unknown: 90 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Active cases in NH: 5,238
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 1,205
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.0%

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

  • Announced today: 668
  • Total Recovered: 59,082
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.4% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 217
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,033
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.58%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 329
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 238

• • • • • • 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: 1,036
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.60%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 179

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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