COVID-19 Update July 13

COVID-19 Update July 13

  • Total: 277 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 107 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 30 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • Good news for Salem today: The number of active cases went down by one more person, and there are no new infections.
  • Confession: I made an error yesterday. I showed one new infection on the calendar and in the Spotlight. However, I erred in the heading. It showed zero; it should have been one. I apologize for any confusion.
  • Salem’s School Board is meeting tomorrow evening at 6:30 to talk about plans for school in the fall. You can watch it via Livestream (link here), or on Channel 6.
  • Good news in NH: The number of new cases is still pretty stable; the positive results are only 1.2% of all tests. Also, there were no new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported during the time frame covered by this update.
  • Although there are no new hospitalizations reported today, the number of people who are currently hospitalized has gone up by two. NH DHHS explained this once as someone who had been hospitalized, sent home, and then had a relapse requiring readmission.
  • Sad news today in NH: of 16 new positive cases, three were children under the age of 18. That’s 12 kids in the last three days.
  • Hampstead has had the dubious honor of being the 19th NH Community to reach 50 confirmed cases. They only have seven active cases. At least two more communities are likely to pass 50 cases before we are done as Weare has a total of 48 cases and Windham has 47. All cases with 50+ cases are in the Southeastern part of the state.
  • NH DHHS has issued a “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Plan.” If you are curious about contact tracing, I found Page 6 to be interesting. (FYI: I haven’t read the full report yet.) You can find the Plan here.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 16
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 14
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 3
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,088
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.20%
  • Active cases: 621
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 10.2%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 3
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,526
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,162
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,074
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,148
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 129,960


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

  • New antibody tests: 76
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 21,638
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today:169
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 29
  • Total Recovered: 5,056
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 83.3%


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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 24 (up 2 from yesterday)
  • Total Hospitalized: 589
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 9.71%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 4.1%


• • • • • 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: 391
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.4%
  • 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.

Self-employed business owners: The deadline to file for a CARES Act grant to replace some of your business losses due to COVID-19 is this Friday.

Have a good week! 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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