COVID-19 Update March 19

COVID-19 Update March 19

  • Total: 2,516 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem today: 14 new case; 89 active cases.
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 409
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.3%

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

On Friday, March 19, 2021, DHHS announced 334 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.9%. Today’s results include 222 people who tested positive by PCR test and 112 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,345 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/18: 334 new cases 

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

• • • • • • TODAY’S SUMMARY • • • • • •

  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 294. NH reported 283 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 5 to 2,345. That’s 171 more active cases than we had a week ago. 
  • It is possible that some of these new cases in Salem are still from the outbreak at Granite Recovery Centers NFA Behavioral Health. New cases are cut off as of 9:00 a.m., but outbreaks could include new cases reported the next day?
  • Salem added 14 new cases today, bringing our total to 2,516 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19. We haven’t added this many new cases in one day since February 18.
  • Salem’s active cases has increased by 11 to 89. These 11 new active cases are more than the total number of active cases we had in early October.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 409. Yesterday it was 409. One week ago, it was 307.
  • Salem’s positivity rate is 8.3%. Yesterday it was 7.9%. One week ago, it was 6.1%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,178 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 18 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 29 since last week. 3 of today’s the new cases were from Rockingham County, bringing the county’s total to 265.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 74 which is 1 less than yesterday, but two more than a week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions went up by five for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 359. We have seen an increase of 6 in the past seven days.
  • There were 6 lives lost for the period covered by this report, for a total of 1,213 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 14 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include 3 more people who died from Rockingham County, for a total of 221 lives lost in our county. 

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (100), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (52), Strafford (46), Merrimack (19), Cheshire (13), Grafton (9), Belknap (8), Sullivan (7), Coos (5), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (27). The county of residence is being determined for seventeen new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 294
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 334
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.9%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 79,996
  • New negative results reported: 882
  • Total Negative Results: 565,344     

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 19,741
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 100
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.2%

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

  • Children under 18 in today’s new cases: 67
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 20.1%

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

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 3869 (+22); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 9169 (+62); Hospitalizations: 9; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15790 (+53); Hospitalizations: 28; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11578 (+39); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10536 (+34); Hospitalizations: 88 (+1); Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12614 (+44); Hospitalizations: 150 (+2); Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8330 (+24); Hospitalizations: 280 (+2); Deaths: 105
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4317 (+14); Hospitalizations: 287 (+7); Deaths: 278
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3718 (+2); Hospitalizations: 283 (+6); Deaths: 793
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 75 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,345
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 656

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 283
  • Total Recovered: 76,438
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 74
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 18
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,178
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 359
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 3
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 265

• • • • • • 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: 1,213
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.52%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 3
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 221

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!

Facts to consider as you start your weekend, showing changes since January 30: 

  • There have been 122.9 million COVID19 cases worldwide. (+19.7K)
  • There have been 30.4 million COVID-19 cases in the US. (+3.8K)
  • The US has 24.8% of all of the cases.  (-1.0%)
  • There have been 2.7 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide. (+0.5)
  • There have been 554.0K COVID-19 deaths in the US. (+103.7)
  • The US has 20.4% of all of the deaths. (+0.2%)
  • The US has less than 5% of the world’s population.

Enjoy your weekend, but please! Stay smart, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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