COVID-19 Update March 25

COVID-19 Update March 25

  • Total: 2,585 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem today: 12 new case; 98 active cases.
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: 490
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 8.8%

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

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, DHHS announced 418 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.0%. Please note, there have been an additional 156 cases added to the case count, in addition to the new cases above. These cases were identified during data quality assurance activities and are from December 2020 through March 2021. Today’s results include 244 people who tested positive by PCR test and 174 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,856 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/24: 418 new cases 

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

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

  • Salem added 12 new cases today, bringing our total to 2,585 Salem residents who have had confirmed case of COVID-19. 
  • Salem’s active cases has decreased by 2 since yesterday to 98. Salem had 89 active cases one week ago. We were down to 49 on March 9.
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K residents is 490. Yesterday it was 493. One week ago, it was 409.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 8.8%, a “moderate” level of community transmission. Yesterday it was 9.8%. One week ago, it was 8.3%.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 518, which includes the 156 cases found in the internal audit. DHHS reports 418 new cases for today. NH reported 251 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 266 to 2,856. That’s 511 more active cases than we had a week ago, and brings us to where we were at the end of February.
  • NH has had 312.1 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 307.0 One week ago, it was 280.4.
  •  NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 4.4%. Yesterday it was 4.3%. One week ago, it was 3.8%.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 2.0%. Yesterday it was 2.1%. A week ago, it was 1.9%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,194 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 6 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 16 since last week. There were no new cases today from Rockingham County, leaving our county’s total at 267.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 82 which is 12 more than yesterday, and 8 more than a week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions is unchanged for the period covered by this report, for a total of 362. We have seen an increase of 3 ICU admissions in the past seven days.
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there was 1 live lost for the period covered by this report, for a total of 1,229 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 16 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include no one who died from Rockingham County, for a total of 224 lives lost in our county.
  • NH DHHS reported today that two institutions with outbreaks – Hillsborough County of House of Corrections and NH State Prison for Men – have closed since last Thursday. There were no new outbreaks in the past week, leaving NH with just three outbreaks: Alpine Health Center (17 residents, 10 staff); Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center (9 residents, 14 staff), and Granite Recovery Centers here in Salem (36 residents, 4 staff).

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (104), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (74), Strafford (43), Merrimack (20), Cheshire (19), Grafton (16), Belknap (10), Carroll (10), Coos (3), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (58) and Nashua (35). The county of residence is being determined for twenty- four new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 518
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 418
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.0%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 82,-39
  • New negative results reported: 1,818
  • Total Negative Results: 571,463

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 20,297
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 104
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 6.8%

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

  • 62 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 14.8% of new cases announced by DHHS today are kids under 18 years old.

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

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases: 4010 (+29); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 9504 (+82); Hospitalizations: 9; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 16238 (+110); Hospitalizations: 28; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11874 (+75); Hospitalizations: 47; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10810 (+74); Hospitalizations: 89; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12920 (+81); Hospitalizations: 150; Deaths: 25
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8497 (+39); Hospitalizations: 283; Deaths: 106
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4382 (+18); Hospitalizations: 294; Deaths: 281
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3732 (+8); Hospitalizations: 287; Deaths: 802
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 72 (+2); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,856
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 775

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 251
  • Total Recovered: 77,954
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.0% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 82
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 6
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,194
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.46%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 362
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 267

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 1
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,229
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.50%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 224

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!

There will be another large mass vaccination event this weekend at the NH Speedway in Loudon. If you are a NH resident, aged 50 or older, and wish to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, consider calling 211. Be prepared to wait on hold for an hour or possibly longer. If you are unable to get one of the last appointments, ask to be put on the waiting list. If you do get on the waiting list, be sure to answer any phone calls that might come in.

Today the governor announced that anyone old enough to be vaccinated can register to receive their first shot by the end of next week. Those aged 40-49 will be eligible to register for vaccines on Monday, those aged 30-39 can register on Wednesday, and those aged 16 and up can start to register on Friday.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for those who are 16 or 17 years old. Due to a limited supply, at this time these youth are the only ones who can request a specific brand.

Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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