COVID-19 Update November 24

COVID-19 Update November 24

  • Total: 649 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 46 Salem residents have been infected 
  • Salem Today: 9 new cases today; 132 active cases

• • • • • • Community Transmission • • • • • •

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: 404.4 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: 4.3%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days: 388.5
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.0
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 5.1
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations
    • Manchester’s PCR positivity rate went up again to 10.7, bringing it back to the substantial transmission level. 
    • Belknap County is still in the moderate transmission level for this metric, and are now joined by Nashua and Rockingham County
    • The highest level of the three metrics determines the level of community transmission. All 10 Counties, and our two major cities remain at a Substantial level of transmission, as all have new cases per 100K over 2 weeks.

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

  • With today’s 9 new cases, we have now had 649 people in Salem who have been infected. 81more people have been infected in the past week.
  • Salem’s active cases decreased by 6 to 132.  It takes approximately 2 weeks for a person to recover, so we should be seeing days when the active count goes down significantly. The count today is the same as the one-week average. The two-week daily average is 112.
  • Today in NH, the number of new cases is 340 per NH DHHS. The daily average for the past week is 440 per day.
  • The number of persons being monitored in NH is 6,650. This number has increased for the majority of the days over the past three weeks. There were more two days ago, but today is the second highest.
  • Today, 25 kids under 18 were diagnosed with COVID-19. 259 children were diagnosed in the past week. The daily average is 43 kids per day.
  • There are 4,311 active cases in NH today. This number has gone up every day since October 28, and is more than double the count of November 11, 15 days ago, even though 3,325 people have been marked as “recovered” in that same time frame.
  • Today’s positivity rate is 3.9%. The average for the past week is 3.2%.
  • One more person was hospitalized in NH with COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 832. The current hospital census is 121, the same as yesterday. This is five less than the 126 people that were hospitalized on May 13. That was the highest since this info became available to us on April 24, when there were 89 COVID-19 patients.
  • The cumulative count for patients admitted to the ICU actually went down by one since yesterday. That doesn’t make sense to me. The state does not report the number of people who are currently in the ICU, only the cumulative total, which is 277. We do not know the ages of those patients.
  • One person died today from COVID-19. NH has lost 24 people over the past two weeks.

• • • • • • Communities • • • • • •

  • NH DHHS says that the new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (63), Rockingham (61), Merrimack (43), Belknap (36), Strafford (22), Cheshire (11), Carroll (8), Grafton (3), Coos (2), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (76) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for fifteen new cases. 
  • Active cases:
    • 332 people were reported as “recovered” today; these are reflected in today’s changes. 
    • Four communities — Amherst, Hampstead, Colebrook and Newport —now have less than 20 active cases, and have been removed from the list.
    • 17 of the remaining communities that had 20 active cases yesterday have fewer active cases today than yesterday.
    • Three communities — Moultonborough, New Ipswich and Pembroke — now have more than 20 active cases
    • After these adjustments, there are now 41 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these communities have 3,152 active case, accounting for 73% of all active cases.
    • Tilton had huge (+19) increase. Pelham and Tilton now have more than 50 active cases. Keene now less than 50 people who are currently infectious. 
    • Five communities — Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Concord, and Derry— have more than 100 active cases.
    • Only Manchester and Nashua have more active cases than Salem.
    • Notable net changes in active cases from yesterday: Manchester: 784 (+41). Tilton: 54 (+19). Londonderry: 81 (+7). Meredith: 33 (+5). Allenstown: 25 (+4). Hudson: 92 (+4). Pembroke: 20 (+4). Belmont: 28 (+3). Hollis: 24 (+3). Hooksett: 69 (+3). Pelham: 50 (+3). Litchfield: 31 (+2). Moultonborough: 20 (+2). New Ipswich: 20 (+2). Concord: 113 (+1). Fremont: 25 (+1). Goffstown: 54 (+1). Laconia: 43 (+1). Somersworth: 31 (+1). Atkinson: 26 (+0). Bedford: 80 (+0). Exeter: 26 (+0). Hampton: 69 (+0). Weare: 20 (+0). Keene: 49 (-1). Merrimack: 96 (-1). Milford: 40 (-1). Plaistow: 31 (-1). Rindge: 28 (-1). Rochester: 80 (-1). Seabrook: 46 (-1). Stewartstown: 41 (-1). Windham: 44 (-1). Auburn: 20 (-2). Raymond: 40 (-2). Derry: 105 (-5). Portsmouth: 51 (-5). Durham: 85 (-6). Salem: 132 (-6). Nashua: 389 (-7). Dover: 57 (-9).  
  • Cumulative Cases
    • There are now 73 communities that have had 50 or more cases.
    • For the first time in a while, there are no new communities that have had more than 50 cumulative cases.
    • Rochester now has more than 300 total cases. Nashua now has more than 1,800.
    • Manchester, Nashua, Derry,  Salem and Bedford have had more than 500 cases.
    • Some of the communities with 50 or more total cases, and significant changes in cumulative cases since yesterday are: Manchester: 3454 (+76). Nashua: 1841 (+21). Tilton: 85 (+19). Hudson: 403 (+12). Durham: 374 (+11). Hooksett: 249 (+10). Salem: 649 (+9). Londonderry: 393 (+9). Pelham: 221 (+9). Concord: 471 (+8). Derry: 657 (+8). Bedford: 588 (+7). Keene: 136 (+7). Merrimack: 352 (+7). Meredith: 70 (+5). Windham: 239 (+5). Allenstown: 70 (+4). Belmont: 74 (+4). Goffstown: 409 (+4). Litchfield: 108 (+4). New Boston: 58 (+4). Pembroke: 95 (+4).  

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 340
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 362
    • 221 PCR tests
    • 141 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 25
  • Total positive cases in NH: 18,382
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 3.9%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,441
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,360
  • New negative results reported today: 1,101
  • Total negative cases in NH: 389,286

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 4,369
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 61
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 19.7
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 32.7
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 5.1%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 23.8%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 69%.

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 4,311
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 901
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 20.9%

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

  • New antibody tests: 28
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,967
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 42

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

  • 0-9: 653 = 4% (+7).
  • 10-19: 1840 = 10% (+32).
  • 20-29: 3561 = 19% (+66).
  • 30-39: 2605 = 14% (+51).
  • 40-49: 2370 = 13% (+51).
  • 50-59: 2821 = 15% (+66).
  • 60-69: 2024 = 11% (+35).
  • 70-79: 1117 = 6% (+14).
  • 80+: 1378 = 7% (+18). (Was 8% of all infections yesterday)
  • Unknown: 13 = 0% (+0).

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

  • Announced today: 332
  • Total Recovered: 13,558
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 73.8%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 121
  • Total Hospitalized: 832
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 4.53%
  • Total admitted to ICU: 276

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 1
  • 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: 513
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 2.79%
  • 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 advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” 

— Demi Lovato


Hello, Salem!

We are living in challenging times. If COVID-19 isn’t the lead story in the news, politics are. If you are following politics at all, no matter who you are rooting for, it’s stressful.

While NH’s COVID-19 numbers aren’t good, the pandemic is much worse in other parts of the state. Some people are fed up with hearing about it, and some are frustrated to not have more info. Some think it’s nothing, while others are grieving the loss of family and friends. Some people are concerned about the financial impacts they have felt, and are concerned that things will get worse for their businesses, jobs or families. Some parents are getting tired of remote learning, and others are panicking that their kids will be forced to stay home. Some families and individuals are looking at the upcoming holidays with anticipation, and others are dreading the changes to their normal traditions.

If you are reading this, it’s hard to imagine that you don’t fit into one of these categories. And then, to top it off, the days are getting darker sooner, and the days are grey.

So, how are you doing? I mean, how are you REALLY doing?

Watch out for others. Are your friends and family doing ok? Don’t presume, ask them. 

If you are feeling blue, don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-950-6264. https://www.nami.org/Home
  • Center for Life Management (603) 434-1577, Option 1. https://www.centerforlifemanagement.org/
  • #SuicideAwareness: 1-800-273-8255.

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

~Bonnie




From the beginning of the pandemic, it took 43 days before NH reached it’s first 1,000 confirmed diagnoses. It took 44 days to go from 10,000 to 18,000.





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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