COVID-19 Update October 13

COVID-19 Update October 13

  • Total: 355 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 83 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 19 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: 941 cases; Daily average: 69.4 (Moderate)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Today: Total hospitalizations: 13 total; Daily average: 1.0
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Today: Tests over last 7 days: 457; Total PCR Tests over last 7 days: 33,870
      • Daily average: 1.3%
  • Today’s Level of Transmission: Moderate

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

  • Another Salem resident has been identified with COVID-19. 19 people are still considered to be infectious. We were down to less than 5 on September 30. The last time we had this many active cases was July 29.
  • According to the State’s school dashboard another Salem High School student has been infected with COVID-19.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases: 
      • A week ago, there were 21 communities with 5 or more active cases. Between them, these 21 communities had 364 of the 507 active cases. Today, there were 37 communities with 5 or more cases, accounting for 639 of the 787 active cases.
      • Hampstead had less than five active cases yesterday, but have more than 5 today.
      • Lebanon had more than 5 active cases yesterday, but have less than 5 today.
      • Other communities: Portsmouth and Manchester (+4).  Dover and Londonderry (+3 each)
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: Nashua (+8). Manchester (+7). Portsmouth (+4). Dover, Londonderry and Merrimack (+3 each)
  • Yesterday, no NH residents were admitted to the hospital. We made up for that today, with six admissions. The last time we had this many admissions in one day was Jun 19.
  • For two consecutive days, NH hasn’t lost anyone from COVID-19. 

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 71
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 77
    • 54 PCR tests
    • 23 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 15
  • Total positive cases in NH: 9,279
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 0.70%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,929
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,817
  • New negative results reported today: 1,858
  • Total negative cases in NH: 288,571

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,268
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 23
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 7.4
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 6.1
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.3% yesterday: 24.4%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 78%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 787
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 100
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 12.7%

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

  • New antibody tests: 37
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,580
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 40

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

  • 0-9: +4 (3% of all cases. 6% of new cases
  • 10-19: +14 (8% of all; 20% today) 
  • 20-29: +15 (17% of all; 21% today) 
  • 30-39: +8 (14% of all; 11% today)
  • 40-49: +11 (13% of all; 15% today)
  • 50-59: +13 (15% of all; 18% today)
  • 60-69: +4 (12% of all; 6% today)
  • 70-79: +2 (7% of all; 3% today) 
  • 80+: +0 (11% of all; 0% today)

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

  • I don’t see it anywhere, but the school dashboard does show that there is another student at Salem High School with COVID-19.
  • The dashboard still shows the infection at Peter Woodbury (Elementary) School as our Woodbury (Middle) School.
  • Granite State Arts Academy, a public chartered high school in Salem, has one student with an infection, unchanged from yesterday.
  • Yesterday there were 98 schools that have had infections. Today it is 109. Sorry folks, but this is too many to keep track off.  

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

  • Announced today: 22
  • Total Recovered: 8,036
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 86.6%

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

  • New: 6
  • Current: 17
  • Total Hospitalized: 758
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 8.17%

• • • • • • 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: 456
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.91%
  • 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.

We’re number one!

That’s good in sports, but COVID-19 is nothing to joke about. The country with the most cases is USA. 19 other countries do more tests per 1 million people.

Amongst country with the most cases per 1 million people, the US is #11. We are preceded by Qatar, Bahrain, Aruba, Andorra, French Guiana, Israel, Panama, Kuwait, Peru and Chile.

The US is #10 of the countries with the most deaths per 1 million people. The countries with more than us are San Marino, Peru, Belgium, Andorra, Bolivia, Spain, Brazil, Chile, and Equador.

Scroll down to see a new chart comparing US to other countries, and NH to nearby states.

How are we doing? You decide.

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

~Bonnie




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