COVID-19 Update November 8

COVID-19 Update November 8

  • Total: 459 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 64 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 6 new cases, 65 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: 161.1. Substantial
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Daily average: 1.2%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Daily average: 2.1%
    • New Hampshire’s Level of Transmission: Substantial
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days175.6
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.6
    • 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: 160.3 new case average; 1.8 hospitalizations; 2.5% positivity. Substantial
    • Nashua: 172.3 new case average; 2.2 hospitalizations; 4.2% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua: 133.5 new case average. Substantial
    • Coos County: 392.5 new case average; Substantial
    • Grafton County: 135.9 new case average; Substantial
    • Carroll County: 84.1 new case average; Moderate
    • Belknap County: 113.1 new case average; Substantial
    • Sullivan County: 129.8 new case average; Substantial
    • Merrimack: 148.2 new case average; Substantial
    • Strafford County: 186.8 new case average; Substantial
    • Cheshire County: 95.4 new case average; Moderate
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • There was an increase in both of our largest cities and all of our counties.
    • Sullivan County had the largest number of new cases per 100K, and now has a substantial transmission level.
    • Double digit increases were in the Manchester (24.2), Cheshire County (17.0), Strafford County (16.9), Grafton County (14.5), the State of NH (11.7), and Nashua (10.0).
    • At 4.2, Nashua has the highest positivity rate.

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

  • NH had its first day with more than 200 new cases last Saturday. Today, eight days later, we have had the fifth day with more than 200 new infections. 
  • Sundays are frequently the day with the fewest new cases. This Sunday we have the second highest number of new cases since the pandemic began.
  • Another six Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 today. We have added 45 new cases in the past week.
  • Salem now has 65 people who are considered to be infectious, the most since June 11.
  • Today, NH DHHS reported that 5,025 people are being monitored for COVID-19, the tenth time we have broken the record since Oct 15.
  • There were 1,903 active cases today, the most since May 22. The daily average for the past two weeks is 1,377. 
  • Over 10,000 people in NH have “recovered” from COVID-19, meaning they are no longer considered to be contagious. 80.8% of all NH cases have recovered as of today, although it had been as high as 91.2% on Sept 23.
  • Three more people were hospitalized today with COVID-19; the number of people currently hospitalized is 55, an increase of six since yesterday. On Oct 9, NH only had 13 COVID-19 hospitalized patients.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • 116 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Four of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • Five more communities have more than 20 active cases: Exeter, (20), Hampton (20), Hooksett (21), Milford (22) and Pembroke (22).
      • There are now 29 NH communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 29 communities have 1,230 active cases, accounting for 65% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Manchester: 145 (+21). Nashua: 126 (+18). Newport: 31 (+11). Rochester: 41 (+8). Derry: 47 (+6). Windham: 39 (+5). Pelham: 29 (+4). Durham: 59 (+4). Hooksett: 21 (+3). Salem: 65 (+3). Plymouth: 44 (+2). Concord: 58 (+2). Bedford: 57 (+2). Londonderry: 36 (+2). Sandown: 23 (+2). Portsmouth: 47 (+1). Colebrook: 23 (+0). Warner: 41 (+0). Goffstown: 26 (+0). Raymond: 20 (+0). Exeter: 20 (+0). Berlin: 25 (-2). Hudson: 34 (-2). Merrimack: 25 (-3). Dover: 64 (-3).  
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases:
      • Manchester: 2548 (+33). Nashua: 1318 (+20). Durham: 212 (+11). Rochester: 186 (+9). Derry: 509 (+8). Concord: 329 (+7). Pelham: 144 (+7). Keene: 74 (+6). Windham: 173 (+6). Salem: 459 (+6). Plymouth: 80 (+5). Milford: 167 (+5). Hooksett: 154 (+5). Dover: 266 (+4).  
      • Newmarket now has more than 50 cumulative cases.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 247
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 249
    • 127 PCR tests
    • 122 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 25
  • Total positive cases in NH: 12,488
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.4%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 1,122
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,090
  • New negative results reported today: 875
  • Total negative cases in NH: 350,340

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 3,075
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 46
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 14.8
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 14.3
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.8%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 73%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,903
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 478
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 25.1%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 13
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,402
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 28

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

  • 0-9: +7 (4% of all cases; 3% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +35 (9% of all; 14% today) 
  • 20-29: +45 (18% of all; 18% today) 
  • 30-39: +47 (14% of all; +19% today)
  • 40-49: +29 (13% of all; 12% today)
  • 50-59: +40 (15% of all; 16% today)
  • 60-69: +19 (11% of all; 8% of today) 
  • 70-79: +23 (6% of all (was 7%); 5% today) 
  • 80+: +13 (9% of all; 5% today) 
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 116
  • Total Recovered: 10,096
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 80.8%

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

  • New: 3
  • Current: 55
  • Total Hospitalized: 794
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 6.36%

• • • • • • 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: 489
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 3.92%
  • 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.

“I’m Afraid of COVID.
I Think Everyone Should Be”

~Governor Chris Sununu on October 8, 2020 


Hello, Salem!

Governor Sununu may be afraid of COVID-19, but I’m not, and I don’t think you should be, either. What I do think is that we need to respect it. We need to understand it as best as we can, and we need to act responsibly. Ignoring it isn’t being responsible. Changing our behaviors, especially when it comes to social distancing and wearing masks, isn’t being fearful, it’s being smart, respectful, and responsible.

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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