COVID-19 Update October 3

COVID-19 Update October 3

  • Total: 339 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 87 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 2 new cases, 10 active cases 

I have now done a daily update – every single day – for HALF A YEAR!

Today is 258 days since the first US case, 216 days since the first NH confirmed case and 183 days since I started doing updates. Who dreamed it would last this long back then? Certainly not me!

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

  • Today we have two more Salem residents with new confirmed cases. Salem has added 16 new cases this week. We had no new cases in the week before this.
  • The State’s School Dashboard is still showing that there is a student at Woodbury Middle School. WMUR has reported that there is a student at Peter Woodbury (Elementary) School in Bedford. I believe the school dashboard is in error.
  • Antigen testing:
    • Yesterday the state reported antigen test results, and said they would start including them in our numbers. 
    • The dashboard shows PCR test results, but there is no record of antigen tests. 
    • It is possible that antigen test results are included with the PCR results, but, without further info, that is unknown.
  • Positive Test Results
    • DHHS announced 66 new positive test results today
    • From yesterday’s total cases to today, there are 3.72% more people with infections.
  • Positivity Rate: 3.72%
  • Active cases
    • NH DHHS reported 500 current COVID-19 cases. 
    • It hasn’t been this high since July 26.
    • We were down as low as 236 on Sept 8.
  • Total cumulative positive cases in NH: 8,597
  • Hospitalizations
    • NH DHHS said there were no new hospitalizations today.
    • Currently, 17 patients are hospitalized. (-3)
    • 743 (9%) of the confirmed cases diagnosed in NH have been hospitalized. 
  • Communities
    • 51 of the new cases are in the 33 communities that I’m watching. 26 of these communities have had 50 or more confirmed cases. The other seven looked like they would hit 50 shortly after they were added to my watch list, or they are college communities. 
    • The municipalities with significant increases in total cases today include Nashua (+19); Manchester (+18); Hooksett (+5); Bedford (+3); Dover (+5) and Salem and Merrimack (+5 each). The others had no change or added one.
    • Communities with significant changes in active cases: Pembroke (wasn’t on my list of active cases, so had less than 5; now has 10 active cases. Nashua  (+18); Manchester (-4); Bedford (+2).
  • By ages
    • 0-9: +0 (2.6% of all cases. 0% of today’s new cases) 
    • 10-19: +16 (7.3% of all; 25.4% today) 
    • 20-29: +21 (17.3% of all; 33.3% today) 
    • 30-39: +8 (14.0% of all; 12.7% today)
    • 40-49: +2 (12.7% of all; 3.2% today)
    • 50-59: +11 (15.5% of all; 17.5% today)
    • 60-69: +3 (12.0% of all; 4.8% today)
    • 70-79: +0 (7.5% of all; 0.0% today) 
    • 80+: +2 (11.1% of all; 3.2% of today)
  • Schools:
    • Preschool: None
    • Elementary: 22 schools have had infections (+2), 15 schools with active cases (+1), 17 kids currently infected (+2)
    • Middle: 8 schools; 5 active schools; 5 kids
    • High: 20 schools (+5), 7 active schools (+3), 12 kids
    • College: 14 schools; 10 active schools (+1); 58 kids (+6)

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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 66
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 63
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 8
  • Total positive cases in NH: 8,597
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 3.72%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,695
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,725
  • New negative results reported today: 1,632
  • Total negative cases in NH: 270,967

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,114
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 9
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 2.9
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 2.6
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 78%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 500
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 93
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 18.6%

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

  • New antibody tests: 39
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 31,231
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 35

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

  • Announced today: 19
  • Total Recovered: 7,655
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 89.0%

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 17
  • Total Hospitalized: 743
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 8.64%

• • • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • • 

  • Lives lost today: 0 (1 from early Sept reported today)
  • 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: 442
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.14%
  • 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.


Well!!! I hope your day was better than mine! My website was hacked. It was down for a few hours today but it’s fine now – thanks to the help from my friend. However, it has caused a little extra stress, which I didn’t need right now.  

To those who tried to see the full report today, I apologize for the unavoidable inconvenience.

Don’t be like my website! Protect yourself. YOU know how to do it. Stay safe, and always, be kind.

~Bonnie



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