COVID-19 Update November 6

COVID-19 Update November 6

  • Total: 441 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 67 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 11 new cases, 52 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: 141.8 (+12.0) 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: 2.0%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days159.1 (+11.7)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.3
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.8
    • Rockingham County’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: 149.5 new case average (+27.9); 2.7 hospitalizations; 1.9% positivity. Substantial
    • Nashua: 143.2 new case average; 3.4 hospitalizations; 3.4% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 127.9 new case average. (+8.4) Substantial
    • Coos County: 351.4 new case average (+47.5) Substantial
    • Grafton County: 115.8 new case average (+3.3) Substantial
    • Carroll County: 82 new case average (+16.4) Moderate
    • Belknap County: 109.8 new case average (+9.8) Substantial
    • Sullivan County: 81.1 new case average (+7.0) Moderate
    • Merrimack: 132.3 new case average (+8.6) Substantial
    • Strafford County: 156 new case average (+19.6) Substantial
    • Cheshire County: 68 new case average (+5.2) Moderate
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • There was a small decrease in new cases in Manchester and Belknap County.
    • There was no change in Nashua.
    • All other locations mentioned above have had small increases, with Grafton (11.1) and Strafford (13) being the only ones with double digits.
    • None of these locations changed transmission levels.
    • Coos County, which has a small population, and relatively few cases, has the highest new cases per 100K residents. Rockingham County has more new cases per 100K than any other community.
    • At 3.4, Nashua has the highest positivity rate. 

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

  • Last Saturday, NH set a record when NH DHHS announced 205 new cases. Yesterday, we broke that record with 252 people with new infections. Today NH DHHS announced 209 new cases – the third day this week with more than 200 cases. This is a daily average for the week of 165 new cases.
  • NH now has more than 12,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. We hit 11,000 just one week ago.
  • Another 11 Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. Since these numbers became available to us, there is only one other day that Salem has had this many new cases, and that was back on May 3.
  • Salem now has 52 people who are considered to be infectious. It was June 14 when we last had this many. 38 days ago, we had less than five active cases.
  • I have updated the chart for Salem’s cumulative and active cases, below the calendar.
  • Today, NH DHHS reported that 4,950 people are being monitored for COVID-19, shattering the previous record for the third time this week. It was 1,625 back on Sept 5, just two months ago.
  • There were 1,630 active cases today, the most since May 25. This past week, the average is 1,454 per day.
  • Although two more people was hospitalized today with COVID-19, the number of people currently hospitalized went up by four to 48. We have averaged 42.3 people hospitalized per day for the past week.
  • NH lost two more citizens today from COVID-19.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 118 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Six of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • Sandown now has more than 20 active cases.
      • There are 22 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 22 communities have 935 active cases, accounting for 57% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Nashua: 100 (+12). Durham: 42 (+10). Salem: 52 (+6). Plymouth: 40 (+5). Dover: 63 (+4). Concord: 56 (+3). Goffstown: 26 (+3). Hudson: 35 (+3). Bedford: 51 (+2). Merrimack: 28 (+2). Windham: 31 (+2). Rochester: 33 (+1). Portsmouth: 43 (+1). Londonderry: 29 (+0). Raymond: 21 (+0). Colebrook: 25 (-1). Warner: 41 (-1). Hooksett: 19 (-1). Berlin: 24 (-2). Derry: 40 (-2). Manchester: 115 (-9).  
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: 
      • Nashua: 1,276 (+18). Manchester: 2,499 (+12). Durham: 187 (+12). Salem: 441 (+11). Concord: 314 (+8). Sandown: 74 (+7). Plymouth: 73 (+7). Derry: 498 (+5). Bedford: 477 (+5). Dover: 256 (+5). Hudson: 253 (+5). Windham: 161 (+5). Goffstown: 320 (+4). Keene: 67 (+4).  
      • Bow and Rindge now have more than 50 cumulative cases.
  • According to WorldOmeter:
    • The US has had more than 100,000 new cases every day for the past four days, with over 130,000 new cases today, putting us up over 10 Million total cases.
    • NH is the 49th “state” for total cases. (MA is 22, DC is 45, ME is 50 and VT is 51).
    • Total new cases: NH is 45th in the country.
    • Cases per 1Million people: 49th
    • Total Deaths: NH is 44
    • Deaths per 1M: NH is 41
    • Tests: NH is 46
    • Tests per 1M people: 47
    • Population: NH is 41

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 204
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 252
    • 145 PCR tests
    • 64 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 25
  • Total positive cases in NH: 12,012
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.6%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 2,372
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,949
  • New negative results reported today: 2,168
  • Total negative cases in NH: 346,718

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,972
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 56
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 18.1
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 13.7
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.8%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.7%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 73%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,630
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 418
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 25.6%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 24
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,350
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 31

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

  • 0-9: +6 (4% of all cases; 3% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +27 (9% of all; 13% today) 
  • 20-29: +51 (18% of all; 25% today) 
  • 30-39: +44 (14% of all; +22% today)
  • 40-49: +30 (13% of all; 15% today)
  • 50-59: +21 (15% of all; 10% today)
  • 60-69: +14 (11% of all; 7% of today) 
  • 70-79: +9 (7% of all; 4% today) 
  • 80+: +2 (9% of all; 1% today) 
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 118
  • Total Recovered: 9,894
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 82.4%

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

  • New: 2               
  • Current: 48
  • Total Hospitalized: 790
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.58%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 488
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.06%
  • 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 trouble is, you think you have time.”

~ Jack Kornfield


Hello, Salem!

Every Friday, I tell you to have a good weekend. Every Friday, I am surprised that it’s Friday again. Every Friday, this message makes me aware of how fast time is flying by. 

While you enjoy the weekend, let those who matter to you know how much they matter. In the process, 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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