COVID-19 Update November 5

COVID-19 Update November 5

  • Total: 430 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 69 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 8 new cases, 46 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: 135. (+12.0) 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: 2.0%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days151.4 (+11.7)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.9
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.9
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: 151.3 new case average (+27.9); 1.5 hospitalizations; 1.8% positivity. Substantial
    • Nashua: 143.1 new case average (+5.6); 4.5 hospitalizations; 2.5% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 122.3 new case average. (+8.4) Substantial
    • Merrimack: 120.4 new case average (+8.6) Substantial
    • Belknap County: 111.4 new case average (+9.8) Substantial
    • Strafford County: 142 new case average (+19.6) Substantial
    • Coos County: 345.1 new case average (+47.5) Substantial
    • Grafton County: 104.7 new case average (+3.3) Substantial
    • Carroll County: 75.9 new case average (+16.4) Moderate
    • Sullivan County: 74.2 new case average (+7.0) Moderate
    • Cheshire County: 61.4 new case average (+5.2) Moderate
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • There was a large increase in new cases in Coos County, Strafford County, Carroll County and Manchester.
    • All other locations mentioned above have also had an increase.
    • None of these locations changed transmission levels.

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

  • A new record was set for NH with 252 people with new infections. The previous record was Halloween, when NH DHHS announced 205 new cases. 
  • Another eight Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. For the past week, we have averaged 4 people per day.
  • Salem now has 46 people who are considered to be infectious. We had this many a few days ago, but before that, it was June 20 when we had this many.
  • Today, NH DHHS reports that 4,875 people are being monitored for COVID-19. Yesterday and several days this week, that count was a record 4,750.
  • There were 1,546 active cases today, the most since May 25.
  • Although one more person was hospitalized today with COVID-19, the number of people currently hospitalized went up by two to 46.
  • NH lost two more citizens today from COVID-19, including one person who was under 60 years of age.
  • There are now six institutions associated with COVID-19 outbreaks as of 11/5:
    • Bedford Hills Center: 61 residents, 20 staff, 19 deaths
    • Mount Prospect Academy (Plymouth): 9 residents, 11 staff, 0 Deaths.
    • Pine Rock Manor (Warner): 48 residents, 14 staff, 5 deaths
    • St. Anne’s Rehab and Nursing (Dover): 8 residents, 7 staff, 0 deaths.
    • St. Teresa Rehab and Nursing (Manchester): 32 residents 14 staff, 7 deaths
    • Woodlawn Care Center (Newport): 8 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 151 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Eight of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • Goffstown and Hooksett now have more than 20 active cases.
      • There are 21 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 21 communities have 876 active cases, accounting for 57% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Nashua: 88 (+18). Dover: 59 (+10). Portsmouth: 42 (+10). Rochester: 32 (+6). Goffstown: 23 (+5). Salem: 46 (+2). Berlin: 26 (+2). Manchester: 124 (+1). Derry: 42 (+1). Warner: 42 (+0). Hudson: 32 (+0). Colebrook: 26 (+0). Concord: 53 (+-1). Merrimack: 26 (+-1). Bedford: 49 (+-2). Plymouth: 35 (+-2). Raymond: 21 (+-2). Durham: 32 (+-3). Londonderry: 29 (+-3). Windham: 29 (+-4). Hooksett: 20 (+?)  
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: 
      • Nashua: 1258 (+19). Manchester: 2487 (+19). Portsmouth: 203 (+15). Dover: 251 (+10). Salem: 430 (+8). Rochester: 170 (+8). Concord: 306 (+6). Goffstown: 316 (+6). Hudson: 248 (+6). Merrimack: 216 (+5). Pelham: 129 (+4). Derry: 493 (+4). Sandown: 67 (+4).  
      • Bow and Rindge now have more than 50 cumulative cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 245
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 252
  • 204 PCR tests
  • 48 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 35
  • Total positive cases in NH: 11,808
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.8%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 5,222
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,095
  • New negative results reported today: 4,977
  • Total negative cases in NH: 344,550

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,916
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 65
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 21.0
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 13.1
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.9%
  • 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: 1,546
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 396
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 25.6%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 55
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,326
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 31

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

  • 0-9: +14 (4% of all cases – was 3%. 6% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +35 (9% of all; 14% today) 
  • 20-29: +52 (18% of all; 21% today) 
  • 30-39: +34 (14% of all; +14% today)
  • 40-49: +24 (13% of all; 10% today)
  • 50-59: +45 (15% of all; 18% today)
  • 60-69: +20 (11% of all; 8% of today) 
  • 70-79: +10 (7% of all; 4% today) 
  • 80+: +10 (9% of all; 4% today) 
  • Unknown: 1 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 151
  • Total Recovered: 9,776
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 82.8%

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

  • New: 1               
  • Current: 44
  • Total Hospitalized: 788
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.67%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 486
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.12%
  • 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.


“If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.”

Lord Kelvin, British physicist and engineer (1824–1907).


Hello, Salem!

The US is seeing a record number of cases. So is NH. Salem is close to our record. Rockingham County is a hot spot. If you haven’t been careful, this is a real good time to start practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. It stinks, but why not? Please 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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