COVID-19 Update November 15

COVID-19 Update November 15

  • Total: 518 confirmed cases in Salem today
  • 1 out of 57 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem Today: 13 new cases today; 95 active cases

NH DHHS’s website is still down. They say it “will be restored by (Monday), November 16 at 4:00 PM EST.” It looks promising … while it says the map sections are down for maintenance, the links to the active cases map and the cumulative cases map do work! Still missing: Community transmission, county data, and ages.

Community Transmission:
The data for this section is not available tonight but is expected for tomorrow night’s report. 

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

  • Today in NH, the number of new cases is 360 per NH DHHS, with a change in cumulative cases of 361. While this is less than yesterday, and yesterday was less than Friday, today was still the day with the third most new cases since the pandemic began. If NH’s numbers follow the usual pattern, the number of new cases is lowest on Sunday and Monday, as fewer results are processed over the weekend.
  • Today’s positivity rate is 2.2%, which is also the daily average of the last 6 days. 
  • Two days ago, 495 Salem residents had been infected. Today, we are up to 518 people, an increase of 23 in two days.
  • Today, 95 Salem residents are considered to be infectious by NH DHHS. That is lower than our peak, which was 118 active infections on May 19. On Sept 30, we had less than 5.
  • 50 NH children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. That’s a new record, and is double what we had a week ago. The daily average for the past week is 36.9 kids. The daily average for the past two weeks is 29.2.
  • The number of persons being monitored in NH has increased for 12 of the previous 15 days. Today it went down to 5,950, which is still the 2nd highest day.
  • There are 3,306 active cases today, the 5th consecutive day of exceeding the old record (2,290) which we saw on May 19, and the 16th consecutive day with an increase, despite the number of people who have recovered over this period.
  • Something odd has been happening over the last two days in regards to the number of people who have been hospitalized. NH DHHS has not announced that anymore new people were hospitalized in the 24-hours covered by this report. However, the number of unique NH hospitalizations have increased both days. I question whether this could be a problem with the database that runs the website. 
  • The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is now 69. The peak was May 12, when we were up to 121 patients. The low was September 12, when we only had a total of six COVID patients in NH hospitals.
  • Happily, we did not lose anyone due to COVID-19 during the 24-hour covered by this report. 
  • I have updated the chart of Salem’s active and cumulative cases, which is below

Communities:

  • NH DHHS says that today’s new cases reside in Rockingham (76), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (46), Merrimack (40), Strafford (36), Belknap (33), Grafton (14), Carroll (6), Cheshire (6), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (49) and Nashua (27). The county of residence is being determined for twenty new cases. 
  • Active cases:
    • 24 people were reported as “recovered” today, and 154 people were “recovered” yesterday; these are reflected in today’s changes. 
    • Three more communities — Hampton, Tilton and Wolfeboro — now have more than 20 active cases.
    • There are now 35 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 35 communities have 2,251 active cases, accounting for 68% of all active cases. 
    • Notable changes in active cases from over the past two days: Manchester: 316 (+80). Nashua: 314 (+44). Durham: 142 (+25). Londonderry: 59 (+16). Salem: 95 (+14). Derry: 70 (+12). Hudson: 73 (+12). Concord: 73 (+11). Dover: 82 (+11). Merrimack: 51 (+10). Raymond: 39 (+10). Exeter: 34 (+9). Goffstown: 44 (+8). Laconia: 39 (+8). Bedford: 80 (+7). Rochester: 66 (+7). Pelham: 37 (+6). Rindge: 30 (+6). Sandown: 29 (+6). Milford: 29 (+5). Portsmouth: 68 (+5). Newport: 39 (+4). Colebrook: 22 (+3). Hooksett: 41 (+3). Plymouth: 56 (+3). Epping: 22 (+2). Berlin: 20 (+1). Keene: 30 (+1). Pembroke: 24 (+0). Stewartstown: 42 (+0). Warner: 46 (+0). Windham: 50 (+0).  
    • Three communities have more than 100 active cases: Manchester (316), Nashua (314) and Durham (142). Salem, with 95, is the fourth most active community.
  • Cumulative Cases         
    • In the past two days, Alton, Chester, Hillsborough, and Newport have each reach 50 cumulative cases.
    • Laconia now has over 100 total infections
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases are listed are: Manchester: 2798 (+97). Nashua: 1560 (+67). Durham: 313 (+28). Dover: 316 (+23). Salem: 518 (+23). Londonderry: 320 (+19). Concord: 369 (+16). Hudson: 315 (+15). Rochester: 228 (+15). Derry: 552 (+14). Bedford: 518 (+12). Merrimack: 261 (+12). Portsmouth: 262 (+12). Laconia: 108 (+11). Raymond: 121 (+11). Amherst: 69 (+10). Rindge: 77 (+10). Exeter: 122 (+9). Goffstown: 359 (+9). Hooksett: 187 (+9). Hampton: 151 (+8). Pelham: 170 (+7). Atkinson: 61 (+6). Hanover: 55 (+6). Litchfield: 78 (+6). Sandown: 95 (+6). Weare: 94 (+6). Farmington: 57 (+5). Milford: 183 (+5). Newport: 52 (+5). Windham: 198 (+5).  

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 360
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 361
    • 241 PCR tests
    • 120 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 50
  • Total positive cases in NH: 14,671
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.2%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,340
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 3,030
  • New negative results reported today: 2,980
  • Total negative cases in NH: 370,081

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

  • County data is only available in a limited amount.
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 3,512+/- (Presumed based on last known, plus new changes))
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 76
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 24.5
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 20.2
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: Was 3.8% on Thursday
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: Was 24.3% on Thursday.
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: Was 71% on Thursday.

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 3,306
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: Was 573 on Thursday.
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: Was 22.7% on Thursday.

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

  • New antibody tests: 35
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,647
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 35

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
 Most of this information is not available today, other than 50 kids under 18 are included in today’s new cases.

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

  • Announced today: 24
  • Total Recovered: 10,866
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 74.1%

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

  • New: 1? (NH DHHS reports no new cases, but the cumulative count has gone up by one. We don’t see this discrepancy, but this is the second day in a row.)
  • Current: 69
  • Total Hospitalized: 814
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 5.55%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 0
  • 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: 499
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.40%
  • 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.


“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” 

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Hearth


Hello, Salem!

I hope you had a good day; mine was better than yesterday. It’s amazing what a little mind adjustment can do. Sleep is good, too.

If you are having legal issues because of COVID, you might find an answer here: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis. It’s best to act before you receive an eviction notice, or before you lose your utilities.

If you have wondered how the virus is growing so fast, consider the bubble. I spotted a great illustration of “the bubble.” Check out the Venn diagram, below. It might help kids understand why staying away from the people we love for a short time, especially now, is so important.

It’s tough, but try to stay positive, stay patient, stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




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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