COVID-19 Update July 11

COVID-19 Update July 11

  • Total: 276 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 107 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 33 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • No new cases in Salem today!
  • Today 116 people were reported as “recovered,” including 10 from Salem.
  • Of the 18 communities that have had more than 50 total cases, all but one (Derry) have fewer active cases today than they had yesterday.
  • The number of cases in NH went up slightly today. The daily average over the last two weeks was 23 cases per day, and over the past week was 19 cases per day. Today we had 33 new cases. An increase, but not enough to be alarming.
  • As of today, more than 6,000 NH residents have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • As of yesterday, the average number of cases that tested positive was 1.98%. Today, 3.04% were positive. Another small increase, and hopefully a one-day fluke, but I’ll be watching that number.
  • There is only one municipality, Goffstown, with more than 100 active cases. Manchester now has fewer actives cases than Nashua; these are the only two communities with more than 50, but less than 100, active cases.
  • The majority of NH’s confirmed infections have been in Hillsborough County, followed by Rockingham County. Together they make up 81% of all cases. That percentage had been 82% for a long time.
  • According to Worldometer, there were 246,083 new cases in the world today. The daily average over the last two weeks is 195,787; over the past week is 208,909.
  • Also according to Worldometer, US cases topped 75,000, at 75,396. Our daily average over the last two weeks is 53,537; over the past week is 60,010;
  • US deaths are also going up. Today we lost 911 people. The daily average over the last two weeks is 652; over the past week it has been 727.
  • Yesterday I shared a concern from folks about the turn-around from ConvenientMD. A wonderful nurse practitioner (who happens to be my sister!) shared, “our clinic uses Quest labs. Over the last week, result turnaround went from 2 days to 8 because ” they are backed up from the holiday.”
  • The official name for the novel coronavirus that causes the disease, COVID-19, is SARS-CoV-2. How long has SARS-CoV-2 actually been around? It was first identified in Wuhan China in late 2019. However, Spanish virologists claim to have found traces of the virus in Barcelona wastewater that was collected in March 2019, 9 months before Wuhan. Read more.


• • • • • REPORT EXPLANATION • • • • • •

I was asked today about the number of people tested. Here’s my response: DHHS gives a bunch of numbers, but they don’t add up in any way that makes sense to me.

On their main report, DHHS shows a cumulative “Total Persons Tested.” There is no daily number in this section, so I take the cumulative “Total Persons Tested” today and subtract the number from yesterday. That is the number that I report as “new tests.” As of yesterday, the daily average for the last two weeks was 1,348; the daily average for the last week was 1,423.

In its Press Release, DHHS does not provide a cumulative total. They do report the “Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS.” The daily average as of July 9, as shown on the 7/10 report, was 1,862. (This accounts for those persons who have multiple tests, such as medical workers.)

DHHS also reports “Number of Persons Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS.” The daily average as of 7/9, as shown on the 7/10 report, was 1,201.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 33
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 33
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 3
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,024
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 3.04%
  • Active cases: 620
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 10.3%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 6
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,520
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,087
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,377
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,054
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 127,365


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

  • New antibody tests: 202
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 21,388
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today:190
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 116
  • Total Recovered: 5,013
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 83.2%


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

  • New: 4
  • Current: 22
  • Total Hospitalized: 589
  • 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: 3.7%


• • • • • 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: 391
  • 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.


The update is a little longer today than usual, so I’ll keep my closing brief: Stay happy, stay healthy, 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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