COVID-19 Update November 20

COVID-19 Update November 20

  • Total: 601 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 49 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem Today: 13 new cases today; 133 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: 353.9 Substantial
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.8%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 4.1%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days: 338.3
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 0.03
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 4.7
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations
    • All of our other counties, and both of NH’s biggest cities are at a substantial level of community transmission, based on 100+ new cases per 100k residents for the past 2 weeks.
    • All of these locations have had less than 10 new hospitalizations per 100,000 residents for the past two weeks. 
    • All of these locations have a positivity rate of less than 5% over the last week, except Nashua and Manchester and Coos and Strafford counties have a positivity rate between 5% and 10%, which is a moderate level of transmission. All others are still at a minimal level of transmission for this metric.

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

  • Today in NH, the number of new cases is 527 per NH DHHS; the number of cumulative cases went up by 520. This is the second time this count has gone over 500, only a few people less than yesterday’s record. 
  • Over 600 Salem residents have now been infected with COVID-19. 
  • 436 people were marked as “recovered” today. This only means that the State feels they are safe to be with others, it does not mean that they feel “normal.”
  • Those recovered cases affect the number of Salem residents who are considered by NH DHHS to be infectious. Our count today is 133, two less than yesterday, even though our cumulative total went up by 13 people.
  • The number of persons being monitored in NH is 6,250. This number has increased for 15 of the previous 20 days. Today was another new record.
  • There are 4,089 active cases in NH today. This number has gone up every day since October 28. 
  • NH DHHS stopped announcing the number of new hospitalized patients when their website crashed. Based on the number of hospitalized patients yesterday and the number reported today, it appears that one more person was hospitalized for the first time today. We are averaging three per day.
  • The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is now 108. 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. 
  • No one was admitted to the ICU during the 24-hours covered by this report The state does not report the number of people who are currently in the ICU, only the cumulative total, which is 276. We do not know the ages of those patients.
  • We lost one more person due to COVID-19 during the 24-hour covered by this report, bringing the number of NH people who have died to 507. 
  • The percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County was from 80-82% from June to September. This has been inching down to the current 69%. 
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has instituted a travel ban that now means that NH residents can’t go to that State (except to work, for medical reasons, etc.) without prior planning. WMUR has the story. Here is the full list of exemptions.
  • According to numbers provided by WorldOmeter, from yesterday to today, 211,462 people in the US have been diagnosed with COVID and 2,025 have died from COVID.

Communities:

  • NH DHHS says that the cases reside in Rockingham (96), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (76), Strafford (72), Merrimack (56), Cheshire (28), Belknap (25), Carroll (24), Grafton (8), Sullivan (3), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (80) and Nashua (31). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-six new cases. 
  • Active cases:
    • 436 people were reported as “recovered” today; these are reflected in today’s changes. 
    • 20 of the communities that had 20 active cases yesterday have fewer active cases today than yesterday.
    • Hampstead now has less than 20 active cases.
    • One community — Franklin — now has more than 20 active cases
    • After these adjustments, there are now 45 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these communities have 2,999 active case, accounting for 73% of all active cases.
    • Manchester now has more than 500 active cases. Nashua has dropped down to less than 300 active cases.  
    • Only Manchester and Nashua have more active cases than Salem.
    • Notable net changes in active cases from yesterday: Manchester: 557 (+50). Rochester: 88 (+23). Merrimack: 77 (+10). Londonderry: 74 (+8). Keene: 40 (+5). Concord: 93 (+4). Franklin: 20 (+4). Hooksett: 56 (+4). Litchfield: 30 (+4). Somersworth: 24 (+4). Bedford: 67 (+3). Belmont: 27 (+3). Farmington: 24 (+3). Plaistow: 27 (+3). Atkinson: 22 (+2). Derry: 100 (+2). Hanover: 22 (+2). Hudson: 94 (+2). Milford: 29 (+2). Pelham: 50 (+2). Seabrook: 33 (+2). Hampton: 70 (+1). Wolfeboro: 23 (+1). Amherst: 22 (+0). Gilford: 20 (+0). Newport: 41 (+0). Colebrook: 23 (-1). Exeter: 29 (-1). Meredith: 25 (-1). Stewartstown: 52 (-1). Rindge: 32 (-2). Salem: 133 (-2). Tilton: 24 (-2). Auburn: 20 (-3). Dover: 79 (-3). Hampstead: 19 (-3). Plymouth: 32 (-3). Raymond: 44 (-3). Windham: 44 (-3). Durham: 129 (-4). Weare: 20 (-4). Sandown: 20 (-5). Laconia: 40 (-8). Goffstown: 54 (-9). Portsmouth: 59 (-12). Nashua: 391 (-19).    
  • Cumulative Cases
    • Hollis, Meredith and Wolfeboro now have more than 50 cumulative cases. Merrimack now has more than 300 total cases, Salem now has more than 600, and Nashua just passed 1,700.
    • Some of the communities with 50 or more total cases, and significant changes in cumulative cases since yesterday are: Manchester: 3,120 (+83). Nashua: 1,734 (+36). Rochester: 286 (+34). Hudson: 366 (+15). Salem: 601 (+13). Derry: 613 (+13). Londonderry: 360 (+11). Durham: 348 (+11). Merrimack: 306 (+11). Hooksett: 218 (+11). Concord: 416 (+10). Keene: 112 (+8). Litchfield: 98 (+8). Bedford: 552 (+7). Conway: 60 (+7). Hollis: 51 (+7). Dover: 352 (+6). Portsmouth: 289 (+6). Unknown: 272 (+6). Pelham: 199 (+6). Somersworth: 86 (+6). Allenstown: 61 (+6). Wolfeboro: 51 (+6). Windham: 222 (+5). Hampton: 195 (+5). Raymond: 142 (+5). Seabrook: 115 (+5). Barrington: 83 (+5). Belmont: 63 (+5). Plaistow: 123 (+4). Franklin: 112 (+4). Atkinson: 76 (+4). Farmington: 69 (+4). New Ipswich: 57 (+4). Henniker: 56 (+4). Gilford: 54 (+4). Meredith: 53 (+4).  

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 520
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 527
    • 416 PCR tests
    • 111 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 51
  • Total positive cases in NH: 16,797
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.5%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 4,323
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,628
  • New negative results reported today: 3,803
  • Total negative cases in NH: 383,009

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 4,017
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 96
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 31.0
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 30.1
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 4.7%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 23.9%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 69%.

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 4,090
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 865
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 21.2%

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

  • New antibody tests: 57
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,818
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 37

• • • • • • CHANGES BY AGES • • • • • •  
(Total infections, percentage of all infections, and increase from yesterday to today)

  • 0-9: 601=4% (+9).
  • 10-19: 1,678=10% (+61).
  • 20-29: 3,233=19% (+127).
  • 30-39: 2,369=14% (+75).
  • 40-49: 2,160=13% (+55).
  • 50-59: 2,556=15% (+78).
  • 60-69: 1,862=11% (+66).
  • 70-79: 1,022=6% (+23).
  • 80+: 1,302=8% (+27).
  • Unknown: 14=0% (+-1).

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

  • Announced today: 436
  • Total Recovered: 12,201
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 72.6%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 108
  • Total Hospitalized: 827
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 4.92%ICU: 
  • Total admitted to ICU: 276

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 1
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 507
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.02%
  • 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.


A Zoom Thanksgiving is better than an ICU Christmas.

~ Unknown


Hello, Salem!

For me, “Thanksgiving” means being with family. Because we have essential workers in our family, our gathering has always been on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. It didn’t matter if we gathered on a different day as the rest of the country, what mattered was that we were all together.

This year, we won’t be together in person. In my family, we have multiple people over 65. We have multiple people with asthma and other respiratory issues. We have multiple people who are overweight or obese. We have a family member with diabetes. We have a middle schooler, and a toddler in daycare. We have people whose jobs put them in the face of the public. Every one of us has a risk factor of some kind.

I love my family. We are going to be thankful that none of us have had COVID. We are going to do what we can to protect each other, so we can all be together next year. That’s the decision my family has made. It wasn’t made easily.

You need to make the decision that’s best for you and your family. And we all need to not be judgmental about the decisions that other families make.

Have a good weekend. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




It took 43 days before NH reached it’s first 1,000 confirmed diagnoses. It took two days to go from 14,000 to 15,000. We reached 16,000+ on Nov. 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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