COVID-19 Update March 4

COVID-19 Update March 4

  • Total: 2,386 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.2%
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 7 new cases; 50 active cases.

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

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, DHHS announced 231 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.3%. Today’s results include 187 people who tested positive by PCR test and 44 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,191 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/3: 231 new cases 

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

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

  • Salem ratio has dropped to 1 out of every 12 residents have had confirmed cases of COVID-19. This could also be reported as 8.01%.
  • By comparison, Rockingham County is 1 out of 17, and NH is 1 out of 18.
  • Salem’s positivity rate for PCR and Antigen test results over the past week is 5.2%, up 0.2% from yesterday. Rockingham County is higher (5.8%). NH’s PCR/Antigen positivity rate for one week is 3.9%. NH’s positivity rate for just PCR test results returned today is 2.3%.
  • Salem’s new cases have increased by 7 since yesterday, and by 39 in the past week.
  • Here was no change in the number of Salem’s active cases since yesterday. This count has gone down by 32 people in the past week.
  • 209 NH people were reported as “recovered” since yesterday’s update. This is slightly less than the 188 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 24 to 2,191. This is the lowest since November 9.
  • There were four new people hospitalized today, including a child under the age of 10, and someone in their 20’s; the others were over 70.
  • These new hospital patients bring the number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 to 92, an increase of three.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions increased by another one during the period covered by this report, bringing the total number of people admitted to the ICU to 348.
  • Three more people died from COVID-19 in the period covered by this report.
  • NH DHHS reports that there are only six institutions with active COVID-19 outbreaks, four nursing homes and two prisons. If I am counting right, there are 104 closed institutional outbreaks. Some facilities have had more than one outbreak. There has been a total of four outbreaks in Salem, in 3 facilities.
  • 21 COVID-19 deaths over the past year are associated with these three facilities in Salem.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (46), Strafford (31), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (26), Merrimack (25), Cheshire (20), Grafton (13), Belknap (7), Carroll (7), Coos (7), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (32) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for nine new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 188
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 231
    • 161 PCR tests
    • 27 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 85.6%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 30
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 13.0%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 76,178
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,781
  • New negative results reported: 1,593
  • Total Negative Results: 554,648

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,662
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 46
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.8%
  • 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: 3599 (+11); Hospitalizations: 8 (+1); Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8471 (+32); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 14950 (+38); Hospitalizations: 27 (+1); Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11023 (+28); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10055 (+25); Hospitalizations: 86; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12090 (+36); Hospitalizations: 142; Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8030 (+20); Hospitalizations: 265; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4180 (+8); Hospitalizations: 273; Deaths: 265
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3709 (+4); Hospitalizations: 272; Deaths: 774
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 71 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,191
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 487
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.2%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 209
  • Total Recovered: 72,809
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 92
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,127
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.48%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 348
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 257

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 1,178
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.55%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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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