COVID-19 Update July 30

COVID-19 Update July 30

  • Total: 282 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 105 Salem residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: MINUS 1 new cases, 18 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • For the past two days, NH DHHS has shown Salem as having 283 total, cumulative cases. Today they show one less. This has been explained in the past as info learned during the contact tracing. Someone was likely reported as a Salem resident, but further investigation found out that their legal address is somewhere else.
  • NH infections today were 3.4% of today’s test results. Massachusetts’ positivity rate is the same.
  • Portsmouth had another 3 people diagnosed with COVID-19, for a total of 14 new cases amongst their residents since Monday.
  • Despite what you might hear on certain news channels, children are getting infections. I was asked about the age of those infected. In NH 134 kids 0-9 have been infected (2% of all cases); 312 kids aged 10-19 have been infected (4.8%). That’s 446 kids, accounting for 6.8% of all cases. None of our NH kids have died, but 9 of them have been hospitalized.
  • Another 1,030 young adults aged 20-29 have been infected. This age is 15.7% of all infections. 17 have been sick enough to be hospitalized, and one in this age group has died.
  • Of those under 30, 1,476 have been infected. (22.5% of all infections.) There’s only one death, but there are hospitalization expenses for some, as well as concerns about long-term health consequences for all.
  • The number of active cases is back over 400.
  • There are now 200 people from Manchester who have been hospitalized.
  • Today’s numbers for the Big Four — Global new infections and deaths, and US new infections and deaths — remain significantly more than the two-week average. (Source: WorldOmeter)
  • I added a new post about unemployment and finding jobs. It can be found here.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 33
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 31
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 4
  • Total positive cases in NH: 6,544
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 3.4%
  • Active cases: 407
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 6.2%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 5
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,613
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 912
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,084
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 881
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 151,765

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

  • New antibody tests: 136
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 26,810
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 119
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 12
  • Total Recovered: 5,722
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 87.4%

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

  • New: 2
  • Current: 21 (Was 22 yesterday)
  • Total Hospitalized: 692
  • Percentage of those who have been infected that have been hospitalized: 10.57%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 3.0%

• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 4
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 4
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 415
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.3%
  • Lives lost in Rockingham today: 1

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.
  • 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.
  • Resources from NH DHHS are on the State’s website.
  • Guidance documents from the State are on the State’s website.
  • COVID-19 is not the flu. Details on my website.
  • The Science Behind Masks. Details on my website.

Act as though the numbers are high, as though you have COVID-19, and as though the people you come into contact with are infected. You know what we all need to do. We can do it! 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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