COVID-19 Update March 10

COVID-19 Update March 10

  • Total: 2,428 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.1%
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 10 new case; 54 active cases.

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

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, DHHS announced 267 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.8%. Today’s results include 154 people who tested positive by PCR test and 113 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,003 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/9: 267 new cases 

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. 

• • • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • We had some good numbers yesterday. Two steps forward, one step back? We will get back there again.
  • Salem added 10 new cases today. Before today, we averaged 6 cases per day over the previous week.
  • Salem’s active cases are back up to 54, but this is still less than we had on Saturday.
  • For the third day in a row, something odd has been going on with the numbers for long-term care facilities. The number of persons who have been diagnosed in LTC facilities with COVID-19 went down by 10 over Monday and Tuesday. Today that count went up by 20. Hospitalizations for this segment of our population is stable, but the number of total LTC residents who have died increased by 19 from yesterday’s report. This is the total number of lives we’ve lost since February 27.
  • 203 NH people were reported as “recovered” since yesterday’s update. Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 211 (considerably less than the 267 new positive cases reported by DHHS). After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went up by 6 to 2,003. 
  • DHHS is reporting six more total hospitalized patients today than they reported yesterday, the biggest increase since February 24.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 75, two more than yesterday. 
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions have been fairly stable for a while, but today three more ICU patients were reported, bringing the count to 352.
  • See my message, below, for more hospitalization information.
  • There were two new COVID-19 death reported for the period covered by this report, including one person from Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (69), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (46), Merrimack (29), Strafford (21), Cheshire (18), Grafton (16), Belknap (7), Carroll (3), Coos (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (15). The county of residence is being determined for ten new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 211
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 267
    • 120 PCR tests
    • 91 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 56.9%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 47
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 17.6%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 77,463
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.8%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,316
  • New negative results reported: 1,105
  • Total Negative Results: 558,915

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 19,003
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 69
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 4.7%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.5% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Totals, including changes in new cases since yesterday for those under 60.)

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3674 (+17); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8694 (+40); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15237 (+42); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11229 (+45); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10220 (+18); Hospitalizations: 87; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12250 (+17); Hospitalizations: 145 (+1); Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8155 (+26); Hospitalizations: 270; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4226 (+7); Hospitalizations: 275; Deaths: 270
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3708 (-1); Hospitalizations: 274; Deaths: 778
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 70 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,003
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 489
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.4%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 203
  • Total Recovered: 74,293
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.9% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 75
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 6
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,140
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 352
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 257

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,187
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.53%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 212

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!

DHHS has added a new dashboard for hospitals. It replaces the metric that was previously found in the Interactive Maps dashboard. It gives us some of the info I’ve been asking for, although it’s not quite in the detail that I would prefer. 

They have divided the State into four Hospital Regions, instead of the counties, as they previously reported this info.

  1. I-93 Corridor 
  2. North Country
  3. Seacoast 
  4. Upper Valley/Southwest.

There are 73 COVID patients. Almost half are in the I-93 Corridor. None in North Country. 

There are 27 patients hospitalized who are suspected to have COVID-19.

ICU Beds available: (23.8% in NH)

  1. I-93 Corridor: 22.4%
  2. North Country: 21.2%
  3. Seacoast: 21.1%
  4. Upper Valley/Southwest: 11.4%

Staffed Hospital Beds Available (19.5% in NH)

  1. I-93 Corridor: 19.5%
  2. North Country: 58.3%
  3. Seacoast: 32.9%
  4. Upper Valley/Southwest: 14.2%

Ventilators Available (84.2% in NH)

  1. I-93 Corridor: 84.3%
  2. North Country: 97.6%
  3. Seacoast: 86.0%
  4. Upper Valley/Southwest: 77.7%

I will not be following this regularly, but this is a starting baseline. For those interested, this info can be followed here.

Don’t be a statistic! Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie








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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