COVID-19 Update March 3

COVID-19 Update March 3

  • Total: 2,379 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.2%
  • 1 out of every 13 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 3 new cases; 50 active cases.

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

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, DHHS announced 244 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.3%. Today’s results include 153 people who tested positive by PCR test and 91 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,215 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/2: 244 new cases 

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

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

  • DHHS reported 320 fewer persons tested today (629,045) than yesterday (629,365). There was a similar situation two days ago, with 563 fewer people, for a total of 883 people removed from this number in these two days.
    • Some of the calculations I make are based on this number, so some of the numbers today are odd, especially total tests today, new negatives and total negatives.
  • Three must be the magic number for Salem. Yesterday there were three new cases for three days in a row. The trend continues, with another three new cases.
  • Salem’s active cases went up by two yesterday. Today they are down by 9. We are now back to the level we were on November 5.
  • 241 NH people were reported as “recovered” since yesterday’s update. This is slightly less than the 187 new cases “by math” (yesterday vs today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS). After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by another 59 to 2,215. This is the lowest since November 10.
  • There were four new people hospitalized today, bringing the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 to 89, an increase of one.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions increased again in the period covered by this report, bringing the total number of people admitted to the ICU to 347.
  • We had three days in a row with no COVID-19 deaths, but unfortunately, we lost five people in the 24-hours covered by this report, including one person from Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (57), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (39), Merrimack (29), Strafford (28), Grafton (16), Carroll (13), Cheshire (12), Coos (2), Sullivan (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 187
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 244
    • 127 PCR tests
    • 60 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 67.9%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 37
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 15.2%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 75,990
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: MINUS 320
  • New negative results reported: MINUS 507
  • Total Negative Results: 553,055

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,621
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 57
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.6%
  • 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: 3588 (+11); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8439 (+40); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 14912 (+34); Hospitalizations: 26; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 10995 (+27); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10030 (+19); Hospitalizations: 86 (+1); Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12054 (+34); Hospitalizations: 142; Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8010 (+20); Hospitalizations: 265; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases (was 6% yesterday): 4172 (-1); Hospitalizations: 272; Deaths: 262
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3705 (+3); Hospitalizations: 271; Deaths: 774
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 85 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

Changes today:

  • 0-9: 5% of Total cases. 6% of new cases.
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases. 21% of new cases.
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases. 18% of new cases.
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases. 14% of new cases.
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases. 10% of new cases.
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases. 18% of new cases.
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases. 11% of new cases.
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases. -1% of new cases.
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases. 2% of new cases.
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases. 0% of new cases.

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,215
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 496
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.4%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 241
  • Total Recovered: 72,600
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.5% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 89
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,123
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.48%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 347
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 257

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 5
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 5
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,175
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.55%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 1
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 209

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!

Don’t allow yourself to become careless. Please stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie







NH Communities with more than 50 cumulative cases.





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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