COVID-19 Update March 30

COVID-19 Update March 30

  • Total: ??? confirmed cases in Salem. (2,6125 yesterday)
  • Salem today: ??? new cases; ??? active cases. (88 yesterday)
  • 1 out of every 11 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem’s new cases per 100K for 14 days: ??? (527 yesterday)
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: ??? (9.5% yesterday)

DHHS failed to update a number of their dashboards today. This is the reason that I am missing some data in my update, including all data for Salem. There are also some big discrepancies in vaccine data, which I have explained in my message.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, DHHS announced 408 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.3%. Today’s results include 243 people who tested positive by PCR test and 165 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,864 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/29: 408 new cases 

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

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

  • There is no new information for Salem today. All of the dashboards that I use have yesterday’s information for all towns, except the Summary data for Manchester and Nashua.
  • Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs. today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 374. NH reported 295 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 79 to 2,864 since yesterday. That’s 274 more active cases than we had a week ago.
  • We haven’t had this many active cases since February 22. We were down to 1, 997 on March 9.
  • NH has had 339.0 new cases per 100K residents in the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 329.8. One week ago, it was 307.0.
  •  NH’s positivity rate for PCR & antigen results in the past week is 4.6%. Yesterday it was 4.6%. One week ago, it was 4.3%. It’s been 4.6% for the past 5 days. I can’t tell if this is being properly updated.
  • NH’s positivity rate for PCR results returned today is 3.3%. Yesterday it was 9.7%. A week ago, it was 2.1%.
  • DHHS is reporting a total of 1,197 people who have been hospitalized as of today because of COVID-19.  This is an increase of 5 since yesterday’s update, and an increase of 9 since last week. There was one more new hospitalization today from Rockingham County, bringing our county’s total to 269.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 80 which is 7 more than yesterday, and 10 more than a week ago. 
  • The cumulative total of ICU admissions has not changed for the period covered by this report, for a total of 367. We have seen an increase of 5 ICU admissions in the past seven days. This is the second day in a row with no increase in ICU admissions.
  • Today NH DHHS reported that there were no lives lost for the period covered by this report, leaving the total at 1,237 people who have died in NH due to COVID-19. We have lost 9 people in NH due to COVID-19 in the past week. Today’s numbers include no persons who died from Rockingham County, for a total of 226 lives lost in our county. This is the 2nd day in a row with no deaths.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

DHHS reports that the new cases reside in the following counties: 
Rockingham (106), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (65), Strafford (38), Merrimack (36), Grafton (21), Cheshire (18), Carroll (12), Sullivan (8), Belknap (7), and Coos (6) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (40) and Nashua (28). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-three new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 374
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 408
  • Percentage of today’s PCR tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.3%
  • Total people who have tested positive: 83,714
  • New negative results reported: 1,018
  • Total Negative Results: 575,308

• • • • • • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • • • •, • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 20,752
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 106
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: NOT AVAILABLE TODAY

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

  • 70 children under 18 are included in today’s new cases.
  • 17.2% 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: 4115 (+32); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 12% of Total cases: 9755 (+53); Hospitalizations: 7; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 16633 (+70); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 15% of Total cases: 12170 (+74); Hospitalizations: 48; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 11049 (+52); Hospitalizations: 89; Deaths: 10
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 13160 (+63); Hospitalizations: 151 (+1); Deaths: 26
  • 60-69: 10% of Total cases: 8615 (+24); Hospitalizations: 285; Deaths: 107
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4406 (+7); Hospitalizations: 297; Deaths: 282
  • 80+: 4% of Total cases: 3742 (-1); Hospitalizations: 286; Deaths: 806
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 69 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

Where are the new infections? There are fewer in those aged 60+ … the ones who have been eligible for vaccinations.

  • 0-9: 5% of all cases. 8.6% of new cases.
  • 10-19: 12% of all cases. 14.2% of today’s cases.
  • 20-29: 20% of all cases. 18.7% of today’s cases.
  • 30-39: 15% of all cases. 19.8% of today’s cases.
  • 40-49: 13% of all cases. 13.9% of today’s cases.
  • 50-59: 16% of all cases. 16.8% of today’s cases.
  • 60-69: 10% of all cases. 6.4% of today’s cases.
  • 70-79: 5% of all cases. 1.9% of today’s cases.
  • 80+: 4% of all cases. -0.27% of today’s cases.
  • Unknown: 0% of all cases. 0% of new cases.

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,864
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 744

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 295
  • Total recovered: 79,613
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.1% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 80
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 5
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,197
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.43%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 367
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 269

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 0
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,237
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.48%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 226

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!

Possible good news for long-haulers? Some long-haulers — those who are not recovering from COVID-19 — are reporting that they feel better after getting vaccinated, a least after their second Pfizer shot. There is still so much we don’t know! 

I keep getting asked to report on vaccinations. That’s challenging, because I can’t tell where to get accurate numbers!

In today’s press release, DHHS says that 329,400 people have had their 1st dose as of March 28. However, in the vaccine dashboard, they report 426,129 people have had their 1st dose as of today. They reported 364,633 yesterday, and 365,465. (Yeh, it went down from Sunday to Monday???) The dashboard showed 328,558 total first doses on March 22 – the closest to the amount reported in today’s press release.

On today’s vaccine dashboard, DHHS reported that 217,930 have had their second dose, but in today’s press release, DHHS says that only 175,947 have had their second shot. They reported 165K on March 22 and 184K on March 23.

Which source is more accurate? There are some big discrepancies here. And a lot of errors lately. Some that they are correcting in internal audits, and some that I’ve finding. (This weekend a town was listed as “o” … a few weeks ago, they had an email address listed as a town.)

Can you hear my frustration??? Can you hear my concern??? What problems am I not able to see?

Please stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie











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