COVID-19 Update March 13

COVID-19 Update March 13

  • Total: 2,453 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem today: 10 new case; 68 active cases.
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 307
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.1%

• • • • • • Report from NH Departmen:t of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) • • • • • • 

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, DHHS announced 256 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.4%. Today’s results include 149 people who tested positive by PCR test and 107 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,174 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/12: 256 new cases 

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

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

  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 245. NH reported 244 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 down by 3 to 2,174. 
  • Salem added 10 new cases today, for an average of 7 new people per day over the last week.
  • Salem’s active cases are back up to 68. That’s only an increase of five, but it’s the fourth consecutive day with an increase, and brings us back to where we were on February 27.
  • I have been made aware of one Salem student who found out that they have been infected. They will likely be included in tomorrow’s update. There is hope that their parent, who has health issues, and a sibling will not catch COVID from their child.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of another two more people who have been hospitalized today. There are three elderly people, but an apparent correction reducing the number of kids aged 0-9 who have been hospitalized by one.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 72, one less than yesterday, and the lowest since November 15.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions is the same as yesterday, at 353. The hospitalization dashboard shows a decrease in ventilators available; it is reasonable to presume that at least one more person has been put on a ventilator.
  • For the third day in a row, NH had four more people who have died from COVID-19 during the period covered by this report, including two people from Rockingham County.
  • Worldometer shows that the US has now had 30 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, just as the world’s case count hit 230 million.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (74), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (43), Merrimack (24), Strafford (23), Grafton (16), Carroll (12), Cheshire (7), Sullivan (6), Coos (3), and Belknap (2) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (20) and Manchester (18). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 245
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 256
    • 145 PCR tests
    • 100 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 59.2%
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.4%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 78,319
  • New negative results reported: 998
  • Total Negative Results: 562,109

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 19,236
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 74
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.3%
  • Percent of NH cases that are from Rockingham County: 24.% 

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  

  • Children under 18 in today’s new cases: 44
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 17.2%


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

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3732 (+20); Hospitalizations: 7 (MINUS 1); Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8853 (+47); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15429 (+56); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11327 (+30); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10317 (+29); Hospitalizations: 87; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12383 (+31); Hospitalizations: 145; Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8221 (+15); Hospitalizations: 275; Deaths: 104
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4263 (+9); Hospitalizations: 278; Deaths: 274
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3717 (+3); Hospitalizations: 276; Deaths: 784
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 77 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,174
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 538
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.7%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 244
  • Total Recovered: 74,946
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.7% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 72
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,149
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 353
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 2
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 259

• • • • • • 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: 1,199
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.53%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 216

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











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