COVID-19 Update October 24

COVID-19 Update October 24

  • Total: 384 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 77 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 4 new cases, 28 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. 
      • Today: 1,152 cases; Daily average: 84.9 (Moderate)
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <10; Moderate: 10 – 20; Substantial: >20, 
      • Today: Total hospitalizations: 8 total; Daily average: 0.7%
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days:
      • Scale: Minimal: <5%; Moderate: 5% – 10%; Substantial: >10%
      • Today: Tests over last 7 days: 517.  Total. PCR Tests over last 7 days: 39,825 Daily average: 1.2%
    • Today’s Level of Transmission: Moderate
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days98.0 [was 78.9 a week ago; 95.4 yesterday]
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 0.6
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 1.6
    • Rockingham County Transmission: Moderate 
  • Other NH Locations, with change from yesterday
    • Manchester: Substantial. (140.6 new case average; 2.7 hospitalizations; 2.8% positivity.) 
    • Nashua: Substantial (122 new case average; 1.1 hospitalizations; 2.1% positivity.)
    • Merrimack: Substantial (105.2 new case average; 0.7 hospitalizations; 1.6% positivity)
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua (93.4 new case average): Moderate 
    • Belknap County (72.1 new case average): Moderate
    • Strafford County (63.8 new case average): Moderate
    • Coos County (47.5 new case average): Minimal
    • Grafton County (31.2 new case average): Minimal
    • Carroll County (16.4 new case average): Minimal
    • Sullivan County (23.2 new case average): Minimal
    • Cheshire County (28.8 new case average): Minimal
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • Nashua went down by 9.0; Merrimack County went down by 18.5; and Grafton County went down by 3.3.
    • No change in Sullivan and Coos counties.
    • All others went up some, with significant change is Manchester

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

  • Another four more Salem residents were diagnosed with COVID-19. We’ve had 22 new people diagnosed in the last week.
  • Salem now has 28 people who are considered to be infectious, an increase of 3 from yesterday. My calendar reported 23 active case, it should have said 25.
  • NH has now had over 10,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. We have added 1,181 new infections in the past two weeks, with 618 having been diagnosed in the last 7 days.
  • NH’s positivity rate is 1.3%. However, that’s an average. It’s as low as 0.2% in Grafton County, and as high as 2.8% in Manchester.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • Seventy four people were marked as “recovered” today, which has an impact on the number of active cases.
      • There are now 9 communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 9 communities have 453 total cases, accounting for 48% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday). 
        • Manchester: 126 (+23). Hudson: 29 (+3). Salem: 28 (+3).
        • Portsmouth: 26 (No change)
        • Nashua: 74 (-7). Derry: (-3). Concord: 46 (-2). Nashua: 74 (-2 each). Warner: 44 (-1).
        • Durham is now back to having less than 20 active cases, so is no longer included in this list.
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases: 
      • Manchester (+30). Hudson, Milford, Nashua and Windham (+5 each). Concord, Dover, Hooksett, Raymond, Salem (+4 each). Barrington and Exeter (+3 each).
  • From yesterday, 7 healthcare workers, and 20 long-term care people have been infected. From last Saturday, 53 healthcare workers and 41 long-term care folks have been infected. Only five people from long-term care facilities have died since Saturday.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 126
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 129
    • 111 PCR tests
    • 18 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 19
  • Total positive cases in NH: 10,238
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.3%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 2,906
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 2,242
  • New negative results reported today: 2,780
  • Total negative cases in NH: 318,819

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,511
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 28
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 9.0
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 7.4
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 1.6%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.5%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 77%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 946
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 215
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 22.7%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 39
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,958
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 32

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

  • 0-9: +7 (3% of all cases. 7% of new cases
  • 10-19: +18 (8% of all; 8% today) 
  • 20-29: +24 (18% of all; 22% today) 
  • 30-39: +16 (14% of all; +19% today)
  • 40-49: +16 (13% of all; 11% today)
  • 50-59: +17 (15% of all; 14% today)
  • 60-69: +11 (12% of all; 12% today)
  • 70-79: +6 (7% of all; 5% today) 
  • 80+: +12 (10% of all; 3% today)
  • Unknown: -1 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 74
  • Total Recovered: 8,819
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 86.1%

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 19
  • Total Hospitalized: 765
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 7.47%

• • • • • • 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: 473
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.62%
  • 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.



Hello, Salem!

Here are some things to think about:

  • There have been 42.8 million COVID19 cases worldwide.
  • There have been 8.9 million COVID-19 cases in the US.
  • The US has 20.6% of all of the cases.
  • There have been 1.1 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide.
  • There have been 230K COVID-19 deaths in the US.
  • The US has 20% of all of the deaths.
  • The US has less than 5% of the world’s population.

Don’t become a statistic. 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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