COVID-19 Update October 30

COVID-19 Update October 30

  • Total: 403 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of 73 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 38 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: 1,386 cases; Daily average: 102.2 (SUBSTANTIAL)
    • 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: 646.  Total. PCR Tests over last 7 days: 41,404 Daily average: 1.6%
    • Today’s Level of Transmission: Moderate
  • Rockingham County Transmission:
    • New Cases per 100k over 14 days113.2
    • New hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days: 1.3
    • Average PCR Test Positivity Rate over 7 days: 2.3
    • Rockingham County Transmission: Substantial
  • Other NH Locations, with changes from yesterday
    • Manchester: (155.8 new case average; 3.6 hospitalizations; 2.8% positivity). Substantial
    • Nashua: (116.4 new case average; 3.4 hospitalizations; 1.6% positivity). Substantial
    • Merrimack: (129.7 new case average; 0.7 hospitalizations; 1.8% positivity). Substantial
    • Hillsborough County excluding Manchester and Nashua (102.2 new case average). Substantial
    • Belknap County (85.2 new case average): Moderate
    • Strafford County (76.1 new case average): Moderate
    • Coos County (133.0 new case average): Substantial
    • Grafton County (66.8 new case average): Minimal
    • Carroll County (45.1 new case average): Minimal
    • Sullivan County (46.4 new case average): Minimal
    • Cheshire County (39.2 new case average): Minimal
  • Changes to New Cases per 100K for NH, all counties, and our two largest cities:
    • Manchester went down.
    • The rest of the State went up. 
    • A substantial increase was seen in Coos County, which went up by 19.  They have gone from 50.7 to 133 in five days.

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

  • One more Salem resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19 today. We have had 42 new cases in the past two weeks.
  • Salem now has 38 people who are considered to be infectious. This is twice as many active cases as we had just nine days ago.
  • The graph of Salem cases has been updated, below.
  • We are now down up to approximately 4,375 persons being monitored in NH. 
  • Two more people were hospitalized patients today with COVID-19. 
  • No one died in the 24-hour period covered by this report. 
  • We are averaging two hospitalizations per day, and two fatalities per day.
  • One of 125 people in NH has been infected. One out of 116 in Rockingham County has had COVID-19. And one out of 73 Salem residents has had a positive diagnosis of this virus.
  • Communities:
    • Notable changes in active cases from yesterday to today:
      • Only 6 people were reported as “recovered;” these are reflected in today’s changes. Only one of these communities has fewer active cases than yesterday. 
      • We have 16 communities with more than 20 active cases. Between them, these 16 communities have 681 active cases, accounting for 56% of all active cases. (Shown: # of active cases and change from yesterday).
      • Manchester: 137 (+9). Nashua: 76 (+0). Concord: 61 (+4). Bedford: 48 (+0). Warner: 43 (+0). Salem: 38 (+1). Hudson: 35 (+3). Derry: 33 (+6). Windham: 33 (+4). Plymouth: 31 (+4). Londonderry: 31 (+5). Durham: 27 (+4). Portsmouth: 24 (+3). Milford: 22 (+0). Dover: 21 (+-1). Goffstown: 21 (+1). 
    • Some of the communities with significant changes in cumulative cases:
      • Manchester: 2,424 (+9). Derry: 467 (+6). Raymond: 74 (+6). Londonderry: 259 (+5). Concord: 277 (+4). Nashua: 1,195 (+4). Windham: 149 (+4). Durham: 157 (+4). 
      • Yesterday, Goffstown had more than 300 total cases yesterday.

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

  • New positive cases by my math (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 116
  • New positive cases per DHHS: 126
  • 89 PCR tests
  • 37 Antigen tests
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 21
  • Total positive cases in NH: 10,884
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive per DHHS: 1.1%
  • Total PCR test results reported today (Positive results plus negative results: 3,188
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,806
  • New negative results reported today: 3,072
  • Total negative cases in NH: 330,812

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

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 2,678
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 44
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 14.2
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 9.2
  • Rockingham County Positivity Rate: 2.3%
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.6%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 75%

• • • • • • ACTIVE CASES • • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 1,216
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 301
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 24.8%. 

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

  • New antibody tests: 27
  • Total antibody tests (No break downs of positive vs. negative): 32,135
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 31

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

  • 0-9: +10 (3% of all cases. 9% of new cases)
  • 10-19: +20 (9% of all; 17% today) 
  • 20-29: +22 (18% of all0; 19% today) 
  • 30-39: +14 (14% of all; +12% today)
  • 40-49: +13 (13% of all; 11% today)
  • 50-59: +17 (15% of all; 15% today)
  • 60-69: +14 (11% of all; 12% today) 
  • 70-79: +4 (7% of all; 3% today) 
  • 80+: +2 (10% of all; 2% today)
  • Unknown: 0 (0% of all; 0% today)

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

  • Announced today: 6
  • Total Recovered: 9,186
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 84.4%

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

  • New: 2
  • Current: 30 
  • Total Hospitalized: 777
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 7.14%

• • • • • • 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: 482
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 4.43%
  • 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!

“Knowledge is power” 

Often attributed to Francis Bacon, from his Meditationes Sacrae (1597)

We are never too old to learn.

There are some interesting charts on this website. I cover most of the raw data in my updates, but this site also includes ICU beds and ventilators. The site also includes how many people say they use masks — from June, 58%-65% of NH residents report that they usually wear masks. Also included is social distancing, based on cell phone mobility data.

However, what you might find interesting – and concerning – are the projections on these statistics. If they are right, we will be in serious trouble if we don’t smarten up.

So, let’s do better. You know the rules. 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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