COVID-19 Update March 6

COVID-19 Update March 6

  • Total: 2,405 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 4.9%
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 6 new cases; 57 active cases.

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

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, DHHS announced 298 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.1%. Today’s results include 193 people who tested positive by PCR test and 105 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,187 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/5: 298 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 just became the fourth NH community to have more than 2,400 total confirmed cases. Only Manchester, Nashua and Concord have had more cases.
  • Salem’s new cases have increased by 6 since yesterday. 
  • Salem’s active cases increased by 2 people since yesterday, and by 7 since Thursday. We have the same number of active cases as we had on March 1, but 11 less than we had last Saturday.
  • 323 NH people were reported as “recovered” since yesterday’s update. Today the new cases “by math” (yesterday vs today’s cumulative total of positive cases as reported by DHHS) was 273. After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 53 to 2,187. 
  • DHHS is reporting one more total cumulative hospitalize patients today than they reported yesterday.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is still 90, the same as yesterday, and three less than last Saturday.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions is still 348, unchanged since Thursday.
  • There were 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported for the period covered by this report, including two in Rockingham County.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (64), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (49), Strafford (26), Merrimack (22), Grafton (18), Cheshire (15), Sullivan (15), Coos (11), Carroll (6), and Belknap (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (37) and Nashua (9). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-one new cases. 
  • Active Cases:
    • There are 2 NH communities with more than 100 active cases. Between them, these communities have 356 active cases, accounting for 16% of all active cases.
    • There are 7 NH communities with more than 50 active cases. Between them, these communities have 732 active cases, accounting for 33% of all active cases.
    • Six communities — Manchester (245), Hanover (111), Durham (96), Nashua (87), Keene (74), and Derry (79) — have more active cases than Salem’s 68.
  • Cumulative Cases:
    • There are now 151 communities that have had 50 or more total cases, 114 that have had 100 or more cases, 17 have had more than 1,000, and 5 have had more than 2,000.
    • Three communities — Manchester (9,722), Nashua (6,474) and Concord (2,569) — have more cumulative cases than Salem’s 2,405. Derry also has more than 2,000 total cases.
  • Cases by Population for communities with more than 10,000 residents (More info about ratios is here.)
    • Durham: 1:10
    • Manchester: 1:11
    • Salem: 1:12
    • Windham, Goffstown, Hudson and Pelham: 1:13
    • Bedford, Nashua, Hooksett, and Derry: 1:14
    • Londonderry and Hampton: 1:15
    • Milford: 1:16
    • Concord, Merrimack, and Dover: 1:17
    • Raymond and Portsmouth: 1:18
    • Rochester and Laconia: 1:21
    • Exeter: 1:22
    • Amherst and Keene: 1:24
    • Conway and Claremont: 1:25
    • Hanover: 1:30
    • Lebanon: 1:60

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 273
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 298
    • 184 PCR tests
    • 89 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 67.4%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 55
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 18.5%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 76,695
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.1%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,680
  • New negative results reported: 1,407
  • Total Negative Results: 556,430

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,791
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 64
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.7%
  • 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: 3630 (+21); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8566 (+46); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15062 (+60); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11098 (+32); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10122 (+35); Hospitalizations: 86; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12166 (+37); Hospitalizations: 142; Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8070 (+29); Hospitalizations: 266; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4202 (+9); Hospitalizations: 273; Deaths: 268
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3708 (+4); Hospitalizations: 271; Deaths: 774
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 71 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,187
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 502
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.0%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 323
  • Total Recovered: 73,327
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.6% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 90
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,127
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • 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: 1,181
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.54%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 2
  • Total lives lost in Rockingham County: 211

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!

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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