COVID-19 Update March 9

COVID-19 Update March 9

  • Total: 2,418 confirmed cases in Salem. 
  • Salem’s Positivity Rate for the past 2 weeks: 6.2%
  • 1 out of every 12 Salem residents has been infected
  • Salem today: 5 new case; 49 active cases.

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

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, DHHS announced 219 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.3%. Today’s results include 95 people who tested positive by PCR test and 124 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,997 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today: 

  • 3/8: 219 new cases 

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

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

  • Some nice benchmarks were hit today!
    • Salem active case count went under 50
    • NH active case count went under 2,000
    • NH “recovered” cases passed 74,000
    • NH current hospitalizations went (significantly) below 80.
  • As good as all of these benchmarks are, we still have not been able to get back to October levels. Remember October? We thought our numbers were high then. We have a way to go!
  • Salem’s active cases are the lowest they have been in recent months, but are still higher than we had as recently as November 5.
  • Salem added five new cases today. That’s far better than the 38 that we had on January 24, but is more than we had for our total active cases on September 30, when we were down to 1-4 total active cases.
  • Although Salem’s positivity rate has inched back up to over 6%, our new cases per 100K for 14 days has gone down a little. We win some, we lose some.
  • Yesterday, the number of people from long-term care facilities who had been infected with COVID-19 went down by six. Today, there is another decrease by four, for a total of a drop of ten over two days.
  • 230 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 192. After allowing for those who lost their lives today because of COVID-19, NH’s number of active cases went down by 39 to 1,997. The last time we had fewer active cases was November 8.   
  • DHHS is reporting one more total hospitalized patients today than they reported yesterday.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 73, eight less than yesterday. The last time we were lower than this was November 16.
  • NH’s cumulative ICU admissions remains at 348, unchanged since Monday.
  • There was one new COVID-19 death reported for the period covered by this report; NH’s total is 1,185 lives lost from COVID-19.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS reports that the new cases reside in Rockingham (63), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (41), Cheshire (16), Merrimack (15), Belknap (9), Coos (7), Strafford (7), Carroll (6), Grafton (6), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-one new cases. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus previous total): 192
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 219
    • 79 PCR tests
    • 113 Antigen tests
    • PCR percentage 41.1%
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 38
  • % of new cases announced by DHHS today that are kids under 18 years old: 17.4%
  • Total positive cases in NH: 77,252
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.3%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 895
  • New negative results reported: 703
  • Total Negative Results: 557,810

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 18,937
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 63
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.2%
  • 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: 3657 (+13); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 10-19: 11% of Total cases: 8654 (+29); Hospitalizations: 8; Deaths: 0
  • 20-29: 20% of Total cases: 15195 (+42); Hospitalizations: 27; Deaths: 1
  • 30-39: 14% of Total cases: 11184 (+35); Hospitalizations: 46; Deaths: 5
  • 40-49: 13% of Total cases: 10202 (+24); Hospitalizations: 87; Deaths: 9
  • 50-59: 16% of Total cases: 12233 (+24); Hospitalizations: 144 (+1); Deaths: 22
  • 60-69: 11% of Total cases: 8129 (+22); Hospitalizations: 267; Deaths: 102
  • 70-79: 5% of Total cases: 4219 (+3); Hospitalizations: 275; Deaths: 269
  • 80+: 5% of Total cases: 3709 (-1); Hospitalizations: 272; Deaths: 777
  • Unknown: 0% of Total cases: 70 (+0); Hospitalizations: 0; Deaths: 0

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

  • Active cases in NH: 1,997
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 473
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 23.7%

• • • • • • RECOVERED • • • • • •

  • Recovered today: 230
  • Total Recovered: 74,070
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 95.9% 

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

  • Currently hospitalized: 73
  • New people hospitalized from NH: 1
  • Total hospitalized patients: 1,134
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 1.47%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 349
  • New hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 0
  • Total hospitalized patients from Rockingham County: 257

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 1
  • 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: 1,185
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 1.53%
  • 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!

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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