COVID-19 Update October 11

COVID-19 Update October 11

  • Total: 349 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 85 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 13 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.  

  • Community Transmission Metrics:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days
      • Scale: Minimal: <50; Moderate: 50 – 100; Substantial: >100. 
      • Today: 873 cases; Daily average: 64.4 (Moderate)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Today: Total hospitalizations: 15 total; Daily average: 1.1
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Today: Tests over last 7 days: 400; Total PCR Tests over last 7 days: 31,992. Daily average: 1.3%
  • Today’s Level of Transmission: Moderate

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

  • One more person from Salem has been diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection. The daily average for Salem residents over the past 10 days is 2.2 people per day.
  • Communities:
    • The biggest change in active cases is Nashua, which went down by13.
    • Notable changes in active cases: 
      • Belmont, Hollis, Lebanon, Lee, and Rye all had less than 5 active cases yesterday, and have more than 5 today.
      • Milford and Pelham had more than 5 active cases yesterday, but have less than 5 today.
    • Some of the communities with significant increases in cumulative cases: Manchester (7). Nashua (4)
  • NH has had four new people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the last two days. However, in that same timeframe, the number of current hospitalizations has risen from 13 to 22, indicating a number of re-admissions.
  • NH has lost people every day for the past 8 days, including one more fatality today. The daily average for the past week remains at 1.86 people dying per day.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 51
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 55
    • 32 PCR tests
    • 23 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 14
  • Total positive cases in NH: 9,143
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 0.80%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,125
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,560
  • New negative results reported today: 1,074
  • Total negative cases in NH: 284,433

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,224
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 61
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 5.2
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: .25
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.3% yesterday
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 78%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 685
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 127
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 18.5%

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

  • New antibody tests: 26
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,529
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 41

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

  • 0-9: +2 (3% of all cases. 4% of new cases
  • 10-19: +11 (8% of all; 22% today) 
  • 20-29: +13 (17% of all; 25% today) 
  • 30-39: +6 (14% of all; 12% today)
  • 40-49: +9 (13% of all; 18% today)
  • 50-59: +5 (15% of all; 10% today)
  • 60-69: +2 (12% of all; 4% today)
  • 70-79: +3 (7% of all; 6% today) 
  • 80+: +0 (11% of all; 0% today)

• • • • • • CHANGES IN SCHOOLS  • • • • • • 

  • There are no changes in Salem schools.
  • From Tuesday to today – six days – we have gone from 71 schools which have had infections to 96 schools.

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

  • Announced today: 57
  • Total Recovered: 8,002
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 87.5%

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

  • New: 2
  • Current: 22
  • Total Hospitalized: 752
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 8.22%

• • • • • • 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: 456
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.99%
  • 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.


Worth quoting: “We all have to recognize that we are in this together. There is only one enemy, and that’s the virus.”

~Dr. Thomas Frieden, former head of the CDC.

Be smart. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie




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