COVID-19 Update September 13

COVID-19 Update September 13

  • Total: 317 confirmed cases in Salem
  • 1 out of every 93 Salem residents have been infected
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 11 active cases


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • For the first time in six days, a Salem resident was not diagnosed with COVID-19. Two of the people with infections have been reported as “recovered.”
  • NH DHHS has reported 44 new people confirmed to have COVID-19 in NH.
  • The positivity rate today was 2.9%. The daily average over the past week is 2.61. The daily average over the past two weeks is 1.70%.
  • Per NH DHHS’s dashboard, there were three kids aged 0-9 and seven youth aged 10-19 infected today, for a total of 10 kids. NH DHHS reported in their press release that 7 kids under 18 were infected, so presumably, there are 3 youth aged 18-19 who are infected.
  • So far, no Salem students are showing up with on the state’s COVID-19 school dashboard, although we have been told that there is at least one student who has been infected. NHPR reported that Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette noted that the state’s COVID-19 school dashboard is not always exactly the data that the schools themselves may report. It is similar to the state’s reports, and individual nursing homes’ announcements. There is always a lag between the Division of Public Health reports because the state does not add and disclose numbers until it completes its contact investigation. Changes to the list are:
    • Elementary Schools: Goffstown (Mountain View Middle School, now 1 student is recovered, none active.)
    • College/University: Nashua Community (1); UNH-Durham (now 36 active – was 40 – and 43 recovered); UNH-Manchester (1 active, now 2 recovered).
  • The number of active cases in NH has gone back up to over 300.
  • There was no increase in the number of people who have been hospitalized today, although there is one more person in NH who is currently hospitalized with COVID-19, indicating that someone has been re-admitted.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 44
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 44
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 7
  • Total positive cases in NH: 7,696
  • Percentage of today’s tests that are positive: 2.9%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,518
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,178
  • New negative results reported today: 1,474
  • Total negative cases in NH: 222,846

• • • •Rockingham County• • • • • •

  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,919
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 14
  • Rockingham County: New cases per 100K residents: 4.5
  • Rockingham County 1-week average per 100K residents: 3.4
  • Percent of all cases from Rockingham County: 24.9%
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 79%

• • • • Active Cases• • • • • •

  • Active cases in NH: 307
  • Active cases in Rockingham County: 99
  • Percent of NH’s active cases that are in Rockingham County: 32.2%

• • • • OTHER TEST RESULTS• • • • • •

  • New antibody tests: 90
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 30,419
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 38
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • •RECOVERED IN NH• • • • • • 

  • Announced today: 50
  • Total Recovered: 6,920
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 90.4%

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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 7
  • Total Hospitalized: 721
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.37%

• • • •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: 436
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.67%
  • 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.


It is trying times in which we are living. COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways. If you are struggling, don’t be ashamed to seek help. You are not alone.

If you are struggling with housing expenses because of COVID-19, it is not too late to apply for a grant here.

Food pantries are available for those who have food insecurity. Salem NH Farmers Market is helping families who receive SNAP benefits.

If you are struggling with feelings of isolation or depression, seek help. You might start with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, which can be found here. They can be called on their 24-hour hotline at 1-800-950-6264.

If you, or someone you care about, are near the limit, call the #SuicideAwareness number at 1-800-273-8255.

There is more than one way to stay safe. Please share in the comments if I’ve left out any resource that others need to know about.

Take advantage of the resources available to you. Please do what you need to do to protect you and your family. Please, in every way, stay safe, and always, be kind.


How our numbers have changed over time


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