COVID-19 Update November 4

COVID-19 Update November 4

  • Total: 422 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 70 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 3 new cases, 44 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: 123.4 (SUBSTANTIAL)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.5%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 1.8%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: SUBSTANTIAL
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days139.7
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.6
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.7
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: (123.4 new case average; 1.5 hospitalizations; 1.8% positivity). Substantial
    • Nashua: (130.9 new case average; 4.5 hospitalizations; 2.5% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua (113.9 new case average). Substantial
    • Merrimack: (120.4 new case average): Substantial
    • Belknap County (101.6 new case average): Substantial
    • Strafford County (123.4 new case average): Substantial
    • Coos County (297.6 new case average): Substantial
    • Grafton County (101.4 new case average): Substantial
    • Carroll County (59.5 new case average): Moderate
    • Sullivan County (67.2 new case average): Moderate
    • Cheshire County (56.2 new case average): Moderate
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • Coos country again has an increase of another 34.9 new cases pe 100K population. Manchester had a significant (-20.8) change.
    • Other communities with fewer cases are Merrimack County, Belknap County and Sullivan County.
    • There was no change in Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua.
    • There was an enormous increase in new cases in Coos County (+56.9) and a significant change in Sullivan County (+9.3).
    • All other locations mentioned above have a small increase.
    • Grafton County now has a Substantial transmission level. Cheshire County, which was the last area in the Minimal Transmission level, has moved up to a Moderate transmission level. 

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

  • Another three Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. 
  • Salem now has 44 people who are considered to be infectious. We had this many a few days ago, but before that it was early July when we had this many.
  • For the third day in a row, there are still has approximately 4,750 persons being monitored in NH. 
  • Although three more people were hospitalized today with COVID-19, the number of people currently hospitalized went up by one to 42.
  • According to the summary Dashboard, five people have been put in the ICU this week. Since this global pandemic reached NH 249 days ago, there have been 259 patients in the ICU, with two in the 24-hour period covered by this report. 
  • After three days with no COVID-19 fatalities, NH lost another citizen today from COVID-19. This person was a resident of a long-term care facility.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 110 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Eight of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • Raymond now has more than 20 active cases and is included.
      • There are 19 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 19 communities have 801 active cases, accounting for 55% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Manchester: 123 (-2). Nashua: 70 (-6). Concord: 54 (+1). Bedford: 51 (+0). Dover: 49 (+7). Salem: 44 (+3). Warner: 42 (-1). Derry: 41 (-3). Plymouth: 37 (+0). Durham: 35 (+2). Windham: 33 (+1). Portsmouth: 32 (+1). Londonderry: 32 (+1). Hudson: 32 (-6). Merrimack: 27 (-2). Colebrook: 26 (-1). Rochester: 26 (+3). Berlin: 24 (-1). Raymond: 23.  
      • 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. Third request. Thanks to those who already weighted in.
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases:
      • Dover: 241 (+9). Hampstead: 89 (+9). Manchester: 2468 (+9). Nashua: 1239 (+7). Concord: 300 (+6). Goffstown: 310 (+5).  

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 115
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 120
  • 86 PCR tests
  • 35 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 12
  • Total positive cases in NH: 11,563
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.0%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 942
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,804
  • New negative results reported today: 827
  • Total negative cases in NH: 339,573

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,851
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 27
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 8.7
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 11.1
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.7%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.7%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 74%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,454
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 381
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 26.2%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 28
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,271
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 27

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

  • 0-9: +8 (3% of all cases. 5% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +14 (9% of all; 12% today) 
  • 20-29: +23 (18% of all; 20% today) 
  • 30-39: +20 (14% of all; +17% today)
  • 40-49: +14 (13% of all; 12% today)
  • 50-59: +20 (15% of all; 17% today)
  • 60-69: +12 (11% of all; 10% of today) 
  • 70-79: +4 (7% of all; 3% today) 
  • 80+: +2 (9% of all; 2% today) 
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today6

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

  • Announced today: 11o
  • Total Recovered: 9,625
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 83.2%

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

  • New: 3
  • Current: 41
  • Total Hospitalized: 784
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.81%

• • • • • • 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: 4.23%
  • 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.



Hello, Salem!

How are you doing? I’m exhausted. Since the news is draining all of us, I know I’m not the only one feeling extra stress these days. Stress takes a big toll on our bodies. Should you be infected with this virus, you want to be in the past position you can, so be sure to take care of yourself.

Sometimes we just need to slow down. I’ve been having workshops most evenings, which means these reports get started later than I’d like. Tonight, I skipped a workshop.

Eat properly. Get enough sleep. The weather is reminding us that winter is upon us, so it’s a good idea to take Vitamin D any time, and there are suggestions that it might make a COVID infection less serious. Take care of yourself if you have others depending on your care — you can’t take care of them if you are sick or worn down.

No matter what happens, 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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