COVID-19 Update March 11

COVID-19 Update March 11

  • Total: 2,435 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: 7 new case; 59 active cases.

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

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, DHHS announced 341 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.8%. Today’s results include 193 people who tested positive by PCR test and 148 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,114 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/10: 341 new cases 

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

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

  • Ugh. NH had more new cases today than we’ve had in two weeks, and fewer “recovered cases than we’ve had in a month. 
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 301. NH reported 186 people have “recovered” since yesterday’s update. After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went up by 111 to 2,114. 
  • Salem added 7 new cases today, the same as our daily average for the past week.
  • Salem’s active cases are back up to 59. We have lost all of the progress we’ve made in the last week and a half. But people who have recovered was down today, which could account for this. 
  • Rockingham County has passed 19,000 cases. Our county makes up ¼ of all cases in the State, and ¼ of all of the active cases in NH.
  • DHHS is reporting four more total hospitalized patients today.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 78, three more than yesterday. This is the third day in a row with an increase in hospitalizations.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions remains at 352, which is where we were on Wednesday.
  • There were four new COVID-19 deaths reported for the period covered by this report, including one person from Rockingham County. One of today’s losses was a resident of a long-term care facility.
  • See my message, below, for a few notes from the governor’s press conference today.
  • I have updated the chart showing Salem’s total and current cases of COVID-19 with new data and a new layout.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (87), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (55), Strafford (40), Merrimack (34), Belknap (14), Cheshire (14), Coos (14), Grafton (12), Carroll (6), and Sullivan (4) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (23) and Manchester (22). The county of residence is being determined for sixteen new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 301
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 2341
    • 170 PCR tests
    • 131 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 56.5%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 71
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 20.8%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 77,464
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.8%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 2,055
  • New negative results reported: 1,754
  • Total Negative Results: 560,669

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 19,084
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 87
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 4.0%
  • 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: 3699 (+25); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8763 (+69); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15295 (+58); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11267 (+38); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10244 (+24); Hospitalizations: 87; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12300 (+50); Hospitalizations: 145; Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8180 (+25); Hospitalizations: 272; Deaths: 103
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4232 (+6); Hospitalizations: 275; Deaths: 271
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3712 (+4); Hospitalizations: 274; Deaths: 780
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 72 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,114
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 523
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.7%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 186
  • Total Recovered: 74,459
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 78
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,142
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 352
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 258

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 4
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 4
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,191
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.53%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 213

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!

Governor Sununu, in a press conference today, reported that 280,000 residents (21%) of NH have had their 1st dose of one of the three vaccines, and 132,000 (10%) residents have been fully vaccinated. 60,000 doses were administered in the past week.

His team also reported that they have been testing positive specimen samples for the variants. There are three major variants that they are concerned about. The B117 United Kingdom variant has been found in every state. The South African and Brazil variant have not yet been found in NH. All three are more infectious. 

In NH, the B117 UK variant was found in 9 out of 750 samples (1%). It has been found in multiple counties but has not yet been found in Rockingham County. Some, but not all of the nine people infected with B117, have been traveling outside of the area.

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/


Useful links

Sources used to create these reports:

2 Replies to “COVID-19 Update March 11”

  1. Myself and my husband have been vaccinated with our first vaccine , next one first week in April , then I’m ready for my hip replacement the end of April . My heart is so full of Thanks for this vaccine and everyone who helped make it ship it getting it out to all !!! Still staying safe along with all our family !!! I grieve for all who have passed and their families who lost them !! Stay safe mask up , wash your hands , social distancing .

    1. Thanks for sharing, Judy! I haven’t heard from you for a while. Glad that things are going well. Good luck with your hip replacement.

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