COVID-19 Update July 3

COVID-19 Update July 3

  • Total: 273 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 108 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 5 new cases, 44 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • I wish I could report that we had another day without any new cases in Salem. We were able to hold steady for 22 days, but now, as NH numbers creep up, so do ours.
  • While NH numbers went up by 57% from yesterday, it is still a low number and not yet a cause for alarm. I’m hoping this is a one-day anomaly. Our positivity rate is still very good: 2.24% of today’s test results were positive. The two-week average is very close, at 2.20%. This is one of the metrics the state watches carefully.
  • Of the 17 communities that I’ve been watching, those which have had over 50 confirmed cases, the biggest overnight increase was in Manchester, with 13 new cases. Salem was second, with 5 more cases.
  • Seabrook now has had 50 confirmed cases, making them the 18th community to reach that mark. Happily for Seabrook residents, they have less than five active cases.
  • 89 more NH residents were reported as recovered. This brings the number of active cases down to 884. Active cases were first reported on May 24, when we had 1,736 cases.
  • Only 15.1% of all of those infected in NH are still considered to be actively infected, another record low.
  • Over 20,000 antibody tests have now been run on NH residents.
  • The number of people hospitalized in the 24-hour period covered by this report has gone down to under 30. This, too, is one of the metrics watched by the state.
  • When the number of hospitalizations was first reported to the public, on May 3, there were 110 COVID patients that were still hospitalized out of a total of 282 hospitalizations. It peaked at 126 patients on May 13. NH DHHS reports that NH is now down to 27 patients hospitalized with COVID-related issues.
  • The number of global infections jumped up by over 200,000 … the biggest jump since I started watching the global numbers in late May. The increase over the last two weeks averaged 172,829 new cases per day; today it was 211,747.
  • The number of infections in the US jumped as well. The increase over the last two weeks averaged 41,492 new cases per day; today it was 57,244.
  • If you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID-19, help can be found here.
  • As a reminder: I have a full report on COVID-19 testing, which can be found here.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 38
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 35
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 6
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,857
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.24%
  • Active cases: 884
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 15.1%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 11 per DHHS (10 by math)
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,489
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,562
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,091
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,527
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 117,892


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

  • New antibody tests: 249
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 29,057
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 568
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 89
  • Total: 4,597
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 78.5%


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

  • New: 2
  • Current: 27
  • Total: 569
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 4.7%


• • • • • 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: 376
  • 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.


By the time you read this, it will likely be Independence Day! Happy Birthday, America! It is a national holiday; and because of the holiday, NH DHHS has said that they will only have limited information tomorrow, so my report will likely be limited tomorrow. I’ll do the best I can, with the info that is made available.

The 4th of July! Traditionally a day of patriotism, celebration, parties, gatherings with families and friends, this year, the fourth will be different from any other for many of us. To me, one of the most patriotic things we can do right now is to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and stay away from large gatherings. I hope you will join me in protecting those that we love; and taking care of each other. Please, 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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