COVID-19 Update November 2

COVID-19 Update November 2

  • Total: 416 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 71 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 2 new cases, 43 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: 117.7 (SUBSTANTIAL)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.3%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 1.7%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: SUBSTANTIAL
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days132.9
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.3
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.5
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: (141.5 new case average; 4.5 hospitalizations; 1.9% positivity). Substantial
    • Nashua: (122.0 new case average; 4.5 hospitalizations; 1.9% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua (115.3 new case average). Substantial
    • Merrimack: (127.7 new case average): Substantial
    • Belknap County (98.3 new case average): Moderate
    • Strafford County (115.3 new case average): Substantial
    • Coos County (205.8 new case average): Substantial
    • Grafton County (91.3 new case average): Moderate
    • Carroll County (55.4 new case average): Moderate
    • Sullivan County (62.6 new case average): Moderate
    • Cheshire County (44.3 new case average): Minimal
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • Manchester has gone down again, as did Cheshire County.
    • The remaining counties, and Nashua, went up. 
    • There were no locations with the substantial increases we have seen lately.
    • No locations moved up or down in transmission levels.

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

  • Today NH announced 106 new cases, the smallest number of new cases in the past week. 
  • Another two Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. 
  • Salem now has 43 people who are considered to be infectious, one less than yesterday.
  • We now have approximately 4,750 persons being monitored in NH. This is 150 more than the previous record, which was set last Tuesday, and then hit again on Thursday.
  • The number of people who have recovered hit a high of 91.3% on September 4. It has been going down consistently, and is now at 83.3%.
  • Although one more person was hospitalized today with COVID-19, the number of people currently hospitalized went up to 41, an increase of 3.
  • For the second day in a row, no person died in the 24-hour period covered by this report. We have still lost 8 people in the past week.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 51 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Four of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • We have 19 communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 19 communities have 804 active cases, accounting for 57% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Manchester (+0). Nashua (+1). Concord (+2). Bedford (+1). Warner (-1). Derry (+3). Salem (-1). Dover (+8). Hudson (-2). Durham (+1). Windham (-2). Plymouth (+0). Portsmouth (+1). Londonderry (+1). Merrimack (+2). Colebrook (+1). Rochester (+1). Berlin (+1). Milford (+0).  
      • This section of the update takes a lot of time. Does anyone read it? If this is important to you, please send me a private message to let me know. Thanks. 
      • For the longest time, the COVID-19 activity was from Concord East and from Concord South. Now we are seeing more activity in the Northern part of our state.
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases:
      • Dover: 231 (+8). Nashua: 1,224 (+7). Manchester: 2,448 (+7). Lebanon: 41 (+5). Concord: 289 (+5). Derry: 482 (+4). 
      • Amherst now has more than 50 cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 106
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 105
  • 86 PCR tests
  • 19 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 10
  • Total positive cases in NH: 11,320
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 2.4%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,063
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,970
  • New negative results reported today: 957
  • Total negative cases in NH: 336,878

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,790
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 25
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 8.1
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 11.3
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.5%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 75%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,407
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 360
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 25.6%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 19
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,225
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 30

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • • 

  • 0-9: +3 (3% of all cases. 3% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +14 (9% of all; 13% today) 
  • 20-29: +27 (18% of all; 25% today) 
  • 30-39: +17 (14% of all; +16% today)
  • 40-49: +10 (13% of all; 9% today)
  • 50-59: +13 (15% of all; 12% today)
  • 60-69: +12 (11% of all; 11% of today) 
  • 70-79: +6 (7% of all; 6% today) 
  • 80+: +4 (9% of all; 4% today) 
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 51
  • Total Recovered: 9,430
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 83.3%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 41
  • Total Hospitalized: 781
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.9%

• • • • • • 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: 483
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.27%
  • 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.

“The greatest fear, is the fear of the unknown.” 

― Matt Fox, The Hitchhiker Man


Hello, Salem!

Tomorrow should be an interesting day. Enough said. COVID-19 is a public health issue. Let’s keep politics out of this, please. Ok? Ok! 

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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