COVID-19 Update July 10

COVID-19 Update July 10

  • Total: 276 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 107 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 1 new case, 43 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • New Hampshire only had 18 more people who tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, one of those was from Salem.
  • Only nine of the new cases came from the 18 communities that have had more than 50 cases, Only one had more than one new case; Derry had two.
  • Over the past week, we have averaged 19 new cases per day.
  • Over the past two weeks, we have averaged less than 2% positive results per day.
  • Over the past two weeks, we have averaged 1,348 tests per day.
  • The number of recovered cases has gone up by 66 since yesterday. Salem’s active case count is unchanged.
  • Of the 18 communities that have had more than 50 cases, all but one (Dover) have fewer active cases today than they had yesterday. Since we had 18 new cases, and 66 recovered, that is not surprising.
  • Although we had 4 new hospitalizations, we are down to 20 current hospitalizations, which is the lowest since we’ve had access to that data. We have averaged 28 over the last two weeks and 24 hospitalizations over the past week.
  • NH has lost an average of two people per day over the last week; unchanged over the past two weeks.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 18
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 18
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 1
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,991
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.44%
  • Active cases: 704
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 11.8%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 9
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,514
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,251
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,222
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,233
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 126,311


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

  • New antibody tests: 255
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 21,186
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 188
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 66
  • Total Recovered: 4,897
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 81.7%


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

  • New: 3
  • Current: 20
  • Total Hospitalized: 585
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.7%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 3.4%


• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 3
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 3
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 390
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.5%
  • 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.


Useful links

  • If you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
  • Apply for the Self Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF) will be available starting Monday, July 6, 2020. – July 17, 2020. If you are self-employed, you may be eligible for this CARES Act grant, designed to help you recover some of your COVID-19 losses. Details are on the State’s website.
  • Info about COVID-19 testing is compiled in one place on my website.
  • Complications of COVID-19 Survivors of all ages can be found on my website.
  • Help for Salem residents is on my website.
  • A list of COVID-19 Resources can be found on my website.
  • An update of nearby communities can be found here.
  • Institutional Outbreaks as of June 18 on my website.

Somedays, I wonder if my reports are read by more than a small handful of regular readers who share their appreciation. Then occasionally, I’ll get a message from a previously unknown person.

That happened today. Part of today’s message: “I went to Convenient MD in Windham last Thursday, July 2, and I have not yet received results.” Eight days and waiting. This is inexcusable, especially with such low numbers. I hope she doesn’t have to wait as long as another person whose story I’m familiar with; they waited 14 days to get their results. Convenient MD was awarded this contract, without it being put out to bid. That, too, is inexcusable.

The weekend is upon us. I hope you have a good one … even if it rains, even if you are awaiting results of your COVID-test. Stay safe, and always, be kind.


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My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at

Salem specific info can be found at

The report containing information about other towns, counties and our MA neighbors has been moved to’m updating this information weekly. The last update was May 24.

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