COVID-19 Update March 7

COVID-19 Update March 7

  • Total: 2,406 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 5.5%
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 1 new case; 51 active cases.

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

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, DHHS announced 196 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.0%. Today’s results include 139 people who tested positive by PCR test and 57 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,062 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/6: 196 new cases 

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

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

  • Only one new case in Salem today! Good job!
  • Our new cases per 100K residents went from yesterdays 318 to 307. Rockingham County also went down from 275 to 267, and NH went from 285.2 to 271. Cheshire County has the highest rate (348), while the county with the lowest rate is Sullivan (157).
  • Our positivity rate did go up from 4.9% yesterday to 5.5% today, while NH and Rockingham County saw decreases of 0.2% and 0.6%, respectively. 
  • Salem’s active cases decreased by 6 people since yesterday, bringing us to one more than we had on Wednesday and Thursday, but 8 less than last Sunday.
  • 288 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 166. After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 125 to 2,062. The last time we had this many active cases was November 9.
  • DHHS is reporting four more cumulative hospitalized patients today than they reported yesterday.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 88, two less than yesterday, and two less than a week ago.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions is still 348, unchanged since Thursday.
  • There were 3 more COVID-19 deaths reported for the period covered by this report, bringing NH’s total to 1,184 lives lost. DHHS has reported this as 2% of all confirmed cases; I come up with 1.54%.
  • Rockingham County has lost 211 lives to COVID-19. That’s 1.1% of the 18,823 cases in our county.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (33), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (26), Grafton (21), Merrimack (21), Cheshire (17), Strafford (15), Belknap (8), Coos (6), Carroll (4), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (19) and Nashua (14). 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): 166
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 196
    • 125 PCR tests
    • 41 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 75.3%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 24
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 12.2%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 76,861
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.0%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 521
  • New negative results reported: 355
  • Total Negative Results: 556,785

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,823
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 33
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.1%
  • 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: 3636 (+6); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8596 (+30); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15103 (+41); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11106 (+8); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10149 (+27); Hospitalizations: 87 (+1); Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12186 (+20); Hospitalizations: 143 (+1); Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8092 (+22); Hospitalizations: 266; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4211 (+9); Hospitalizations: 275; Deaths: 269
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3713 (+5); Hospitalizations: 271; Deaths: 776
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 69 (+); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 2,062
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 467
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.6%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 288
  • Total Recovered: 73,615
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.8% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 88
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 4
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,131
  • 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: 1,184
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.54%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham County today: 0
  • 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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