COVID-19 Update November 7

COVID-19 Update November 7

  • Total: 453 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 65 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 12 new cases, 62 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: 149.4. Substantial
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.0%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 2.2%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days168.5 (+11.7)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.0
    • 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: 136.1 new case average; 1.8 hospitalizations; 2.3% positivity. Substantial
    • Nashua: 162.3 new case average; 2.2 hospitalizations; 3.9% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 130.3 new case average. (+8.4) Substantial
    • Coos County: 383.0 new case average; Substantial
    • Grafton County: 121.4 new case average; Substantial
    • Carroll County: 82 new case average; Moderate
    • Belknap County: 108.2 new case average; Substantial
    • Sullivan County: 99.7 new case average; Moderate
    • Merrimack: 139 new case average; Substantial
    • Strafford County: 169.9 new case average; Substantial
    • Cheshire County: 78.4 new case average; Moderate
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • There was a decrease in new cases in Manchester (-13.4) and Belknap County (-1.6)
    • There was no change in Carroll County.
    • All other locations mentioned above have had increases, with Coos County (+31.6), Sullivan County (+18.6); Strafford County (+13.9); Cheshire County (+10.4) and Nashua (+19.1)  all having double digit increases. 
    • 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. Next are Strafford County (169.9) and Rockingham County (168.5).
    • At 3.9 Nashua has the highest positivity rate, followed closely by Coos County (3.8)

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

  • Last Saturday, NH set a record when NH DHHS announced 205 new cases. Thursday, we broke that record with 252 people with new infections. Friday NH DHHS announced 209 new cases – the third day this week with more than 200 cases. And today, DHHS reported 230 new cases. This is a daily average for the week of 169 new cases.
  • Another 12 Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. This is the most new cases in a single day since NH DHHS started making this information available to us on April 24. Salem’s cumulative total has increased by 39 new cases in the past week, and 64 new cases in the past two weeks. 14% of all of our infections have happened in the last two weeks.
  • Salem now has 62 people who are considered to be infectious. It was June 11 when we last had this many. 39 days ago, we had less than five active cases.
  • Today, NH DHHS reported that 4,975 people are being monitored for COVID-19, shattering the previous record for the fourth time this week. It was 1,625 back on Sept 5, just two months ago.
  • There were 1,772 active cases today, the most since May 22. This past week, the average is 1,516 per day.
  • One more person was hospitalized today with COVID-19; the number of people currently hospitalized is 49. We had 13 on Oct 9, less than a month ago, and six on Sept 12. We last had this many on June 24.
  • NH lost one more citizen today from COVID-19. We have lost 16 in the past 2 weeks. By comparison, we “only” lost 7 people from August 29 to Sept 30.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 86 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Two of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • Three more communities have more than 20 active cases: Pelham (25), Newport (20), and Exeter (20). 
      • Hookset now has less than 20.
      • There are now 24 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 22 communities have 1044 active cases, accounting for 59% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Durham: 55 (+13). Salem: 62 (+10). Manchester: 124 (+9). Nashua: 108 (+8). Londonderry: 34 (+5). Bedford: 55 (+4). Dover: 67 (+4). Berlin: 27 (+3). Windham: 34 (+3). Portsmouth: 46 (+3). Plymouth: 42 (+2). Hudson: 36 (+1). Derry: 41 (+1). Warner: 41 (+0). Concord: 56 (+0). Goffstown: 26 (+0). Merrimack: 28 (+0). Sandown: 21 (+0). Rochester: 33 (+0). Raymond: 20 (-1). Colebrook: 23 (-2).  
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: 
      • Nashua: 1298 (+22). Manchester: 2515 (+16). Durham: 201 (+14). Salem: 453 (+12). Concord: 322 (+8). Pembroke: 64 (+7). Pelham: 137 (+6). Windham: 167 (+6). Dover: 262 (+6). Berlin: 54 (+5). Bedford: 482 (+5). Londonderry: 279 (+5). Portsmouth: 211 (+5). Rindge: 56 (+4). Goffstown: 324 (+4). Rochester: 177 (+4). Hampton: 118 (+4).  
      • Berlin and Atkinson now have more than 50 cumulative cases.
      • Several communities passed milestones: Manchester has more than 2,500 cases. Derry passed 500. Durham passed 200. Exeter passed 100.
  • According to WorldOmeter, over 50 million people globally have now tested positive for COVID-19.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 229
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 230
  • 150 PCR tests
  • 80 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 26
  • Total positive cases in NH: 12,241
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.4%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 2,976
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,082
  • New negative results reported today: 2,747
  • Total negative cases in NH: 349,465

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 3,030
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 58
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 18.7
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 14.0
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.8%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.8%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 73%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,772
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 455
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 25.7%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 39
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,389
  • 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: 86
  • Total Recovered: 9,980
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 81.5%

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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 49
  • Total Hospitalized: 791
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.46%

• • • • • • 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: 489
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.99%
  • 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 change in the weather is sufficient
to recreate the world and ourselves.”

Marcel Proust


Hello, Salem!

Wasn’t this a beautiful day?! I hope you were able to take some time to enjoy it. My husband and I did a take-out dinner, and then went to a park to have a picnic. It was a much-needed change of pace for us. I highly recommend doing this while the weather is still cooperating!

Take care of yourself, mentally and physically. 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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