COVID-19 Update November 17

COVID-19 Update November 17

  • Total: 542 confirmed cases in Salem today
  • 1 out of 55 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem Today: 8 new cases today; 104 active cases

Community Transmission (per NH Department of Health and Human Services)The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics.  A community is then assigned an overall level based on the highest-level determination for any specific metric. The metric which is changing the most right now is the number of new cases.

  • NH Community Transmission Metrics:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days
      • Scale: Minimal: <50; Moderate: 50 – 100; Substantial: >100. 
      • Daily average: 286.1 Substantial
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.6%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 3.4%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days: 270.4
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 0.3
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 4.0 
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: 399.3 new case average; 2.7 hospitalizations; 7.1% positivity. Substantial (Positivity rate is now Moderate)
    • Nashua: 436.4 new case average; 4.5 hospitalizations; 7.3% positivity. Substantial (Positivity rate is now Moderate)
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 240.4 new case average. Substantial
    • Coos County: 379.9 new case average; Substantial
    • Grafton County: 167.1 new case average; Substantial
    • Carroll County: 188.6 new case average; Substantial
    • Belknap County: 291.7 new case average; Substantial
    • Sullivan County: 183.1 new case average; Substantial
    • Merrimack: 218.4 new case average; Substantial
    • Strafford County: 329.8 new case average; Substantial
    • Cheshire County: 185.6 new case average; Moderate
  • Notes about Community Transmission:
    • EVERY county (and both of our largest cities) are all experiencing a substantial level of transmission.
    • Every county and our two biggest cities have more than 100 new cases per 100k residents over the last 14 days, so even if the positivity rates are less than five, the new cases per 100K residents will determine the community transmission level.
    • At 7.3%, Nashua continues to have the highest positivity rate. Manchester and Nashua are both in the moderate positivity range.

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

  • Today in NH, the number of new cases is 274 per NH DHHS; the number of cumulative cases went up by 279. The one week daily average is 341, so today’s number is promising, although the positivity rate has gone from 2.7% to 3.4% over the past eight days, so it’s not time to celebrate.
  • 542 Salem residents have been infected with COVID-19. Across the State, only Manchester, Nashua and Derry have had cases than Salem.   
  • Today, 104 Salem residents are considered by NH DHHS to be infectious. That is lower than our peak, which was 118 active infections on May 19. On Sept 30, we had less than 5.
  • Only three communities have more active cases than Salem: Manchester, Nashua and Durham.
  • 18 NH children under 18 are included in today’s new cases. That’s the lowest count for the past week, and significantly less than the last few days. The last week has averaged 40.9 kids per day.
  • The number of persons being monitored in NH has increased for 13 of the previous 17 days. Today it went down by 25, making it the second highest count since the pandemic started.
  • There are 3,551 active cases in NH today, the 7th consecutive day of exceeding the old record of 2,290 which we saw on May 19, and the 18th consecutive day with an increase, despite the number of people who have recovered over these same 18 days. 
  • The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is now 77. 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.
  • The total number of ICU patients has increased again. There have been eight patients in eight days that have been admitted to in the ICU. The state does not report the number of people who are currently in the ICU, only the cumulative total, which is now 271. We do not know the ages of those patients.
  • We lost two more person due to COVID-19 during the 24-hour covered by this report, bringing the number of NH people who have died to 502.
  • From Tuesday to Tuesday, 99 health care workers have been infected in NH. Three have been sick enough to be hospitalized. A total of 8 healthcare workers have died, but none have passed recently.
  • From Tuesday to Tuesday, 107 residents of long-term care facilities have been infected in NH. One has been sick enough to be hospitalized. 13 people have died in NH from Tuesday to Tuesday; 11 have been residents of long-term care facilities.

Communities:

  • NH DHHS says that the new cases reside in Rockingham (69), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (36), Merrimack (26), Strafford (23), Belknap (16), Cheshire (16), Grafton (12), Carroll (10), Sullivan (4), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (39) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.
  • Active cases:
    • 65 people were reported as “recovered” today; these are reflected in today’s changes. 
    • 4 communities have fewer active cases than yesterday, but none dropped below 20. 
    • Five communities — Amherst, Hopkington, Seabrook, Somersworth and Weare — now have more than 20 active cases each and have been added to the list.
    • There are now 40 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 33 communities have 3,551 active cases, accounting for 71% of all active cases. 
    • Windham now has 50 active cases. Salem now has more than 100.
    • Notable net changes in active cases from yesterday: Manchester: 413 (+35). Nashua: 372 (+18). Belmont: 30 (+10). Salem: 104 (+7). Goffstown: 49 (+7). Dover: 88 (+6). Laconia: 40 (+6). Londonderry: 57 (+5). Concord: 76 (+4). Derry: 73 (+4). Hooksett: 45 (+4). Keene: 32 (+4). Rindge: 35 (+4). Bedford: 81 (+3). Pelham: 39 (+3). Windham: 50 (+3). Epping: 21 (+2). Exeter: 35 (+2). Portsmouth: 72 (+2). Raymond: 43 (+2). Rochester: 56 (+2). Tilton: 27 (+2). Hampton: 41 (+1). Merrimack: 53 (+1). Warner: 48 (+1). Wolfeboro: 20 (+1). Hudson: 71 (+0). Milford: 23 (+0). Newport: 42 (+0). Plymouth: 54 (+0). Stewartstown: 39 (+0). Berlin: 20 (-1). Pembroke: 20 (-1). Sandown: 27 (-1). Durham: 133 (-3).  
  • Cumulative Cases         
    • Since yesterday, one more community—Brentwood— has had a 50th cumulative cases. Several others are very close.
    • Plymouth now has had over 100 total infections.
    • Some of the communities with 50 or more total cases, and significant changes in cumulative cases since yesterday are: Manchester: 2,906 (+39). Nashua: 1,621 (+21). Dover: 334 (+8). Salem: 542 (+8). Concord: 385 (+7). Goffstown: 370 (+7). Seabrook: 98 (+7). Hooksett: 196 (+6). Keene: 96 (+6). Laconia: 115 (+6). Franklin: 107 (+5). Hudson: 324 (+5). Londonderry: 329 (+5). Portsmouth: 276 (+5). Windham: 206 (+5). Derry: 568 (+4). Raymond: 130 (+4). Rindge: 87 (+4). Rochester: 236 (+4). Somersworth: 76 (+4). Bedford: 525 (+3). Hampton: 158 (+3). Newmarket: 61 (+3). Pelham: 178 (+3). Plaistow: 109 (+3).  

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 274
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 279
    • 198 PCR tests
    • 81 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 18
  • Total positive cases in NH: 15,303
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.0%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,292
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,614
  • New negative results reported today: 1,018
  • Total negative cases in NH: 373,597

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 3,658
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 69
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 22.3
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 22.6
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 4.0%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 23.9%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 70.0%.

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 3,551
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 741
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.9%

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

  • New antibody tests: 20
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,676
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 33

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES (From yesterday to today• • • • • •  

  • 0-9: +7 new cases (4% of all cases; 3% of new cases this week)
  • 10-19: +18 (10% of all; 7% of new) 
  • 20-29: +67 (19% of all; 24% of new) 
  • 30-39: +42 (14% of all; +15% of new)
  • 40-49: +32 (13% of all; 12% of new)
  • 50-59: +51 (15% of all; 19% of new)
  • 60-69: +34 (11% of all; 12% of new) 
  • 70-79: +9 (6% of all; 3% of new) 
  • 80+: +12 (8% of all; 4% of new) 
  • Unknown: +2 (0% of all; 1% of new)

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

  • Announced today: 65
  • Total Recovered: 11,250
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 73.5%

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 77
  • Total Hospitalized: 817
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 5.34%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 502
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.28%
  • 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.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

– Desmond Tutu


Hello, Salem!

The world might feel very dark right now, but I have hope. I have hope that we will be able to eradicate COVID-19. I have hope that there will be world peace. I have hope that the world will become kinder.

It won’t happen overnight, but these are worthy goals, worth working for.

Try to stay positive. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




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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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