COVID-19 Update November 13

COVID-19 Update November 13

Salem numbers as of yesterday:

  • Total: 481 confirmed cases in Salem 
  • 1 out of 61 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem Today: 12 new cases from Tuesday to Thursday, 76 active cases

NH DHHS’s website is still down. At least it is finally being acknowledged; the Dept. of Information Technology has posted “Website Down for Maintenance.” There is no indication as to when this will be back up and running.

On the bright side, the press release includes much of the numbers that I normally use as the basis for these updates. Everything is here except community transmission information, ages, and most of the geographic data that I use. Not having access to the number of Salem’s total infections and active cases is the most frustrating part of this.

Community Transmission 
I am unable to update this section today, because we don’t have access to these numbers. However, based on recent numbers, as well as the number of new cases today, it is extremely probable that all counties and our two major cities are still at a substantial level of community transmission.

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

  • Yesterday, NH had its first day with 300 new cases. Today, we passed 450, a one-day increase of 139. That increase is more than the total count of new cases we had just 9 days ago.
  • Because of the malfunction with NH DHHS’s website, we are unable to know how many new cases we had in Salem today, or how many active cases are still in Salem. 87 of today’s new infections were in Rockingham County, almost 1/5th of all new cases. It is extremely hard to imagine that Salem could not have had an increase.
  • Approximately 5,775 persons are being monitored in NH, even though contact tracing has been restricted. This is the 11thday out of the past 14 that we had an increase in this datum.
  • There were 2,743 active cases today, the 3rd consecutive day of exceeding the old record (2,290) which we saw on May 19.
  • Seven more new people were hospitalized in the 24-hours covered by this report, bringing NH’s total to 811 since the beginning of the pandemic. 21 people have been hospitalized in NH in the past week.
  • The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is now 69. One week ago, NH had 49 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, an increase of 20 in seven days.
  • For each of the past three days, we have lost three NH residents to COVID-19. 
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has run over 7 million COVID-19 test.
  • The record of the number of new infections in the US has be broken for four out of the past five days. Today there were 190,428 new cases (based on numbers from WorldOMeter).

I am unable to update this section today, because we don’t have access to the numbers that allow me to do these calculations. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 459
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 462
    • 327 PCR tests
    • 135 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 48
  • Total positive cases in NH: 13,929
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.6%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,257
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,371
  • New negative results reported today: 2,798
  • Total negative cases in NH: 364,476

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 3,360 (Presumed)
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 87
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 28.1
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 17.0
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: Was 3.8% yesterday
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: Was 24.3% yesterday.
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: Was 71% yesterday.

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 2,743
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: Was 573 yesterday.
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: Was 22.7% yesterday.

• • • • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS • • • • • • 

  • New antibody tests: 39
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,562
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 30

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
I am unable to update this section today, because we don’t have access to the numbers that allow me to do these calculations. 

• • • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 241
  • Total Recovered: 10,688
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 76.7%

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

  • New: 7
  • Current: 69
  • Total Hospitalized: 811
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 5.82%

• • • • • • 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: 498
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.58%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham today: 0

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.

“Why is patience so important? …
Because it makes us pay attention.” 

― Paulo Coelho

Hello, Salem!

Patience isn’t my strength, and this week I’m feeling more impatient than normal. The NH DHHS website has been crashing for the past five days. There’s information that folks would like, and I’m frustrated that I can’t provide that information. Is it possible that impatience could make us pay more attention, too?

Another weekend is upon us. As I write this each week, it reminds me of how fast time is going. Every Friday, I reflect on how much I was able to accomplish in the past week — which feels good — but I am also aware of how much I still need to do. 

Am I the only one who thinks time is going far too fast, but, at the same time, as we wait for this virus to stop having such an impact on our lives, that it’s going way too slow?

No one said life is easy! But it beats the alternative!

It’s Friday, the thirteenth, in the year 2020. That’s a scary thought! But I like to try to find the positive side of things. The DHHS website is down, and I can’t do a lot of my calculations. That means I get to go to bed early tonight!

Enjoy your weekend. Try to stay positive, stay patient, stay safe, and always, be kind.


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2 Replies to “COVID-19 Update November 13”

  1. thanks Bonnie,
    I too have that feeling about time it goes fast. But also seems slow. Possibly because we have not picked this virus. Have a gop\od weekend. connie

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