COVID-19 Update July 4

COVID-19 Update July 4

  • Happy Independence Day!
  • Total: 273 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 108 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 42 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • Happy Fourth of July! Although DHHS has not issued a full report because of the holiday, I’ve been able to gather more of the info I need for my normal update.
  • I’m happy to share that there were no new infections reported today for Salem residents.
  • Our active cases went down, as Salem residents must have been included in the list of those who are “recovered” since none of the four New Hampshire citizens who died in the 24 hours covered by this report were in Rockingham County.
  • The number of NH people who are currently hospitalized with COVID continues to go down.
  • Applications 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. Don’t miss out!


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: Not available. (14 Presumed)
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 14
  • Children under 18 in new cases: Not available.
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,871
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: Not available.
  • Active cases: 824
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 14.0%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 3
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,492
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82% (Presumed)
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): Not available. (Yesterday: 1,562)
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: Not available.
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: Not available. Yesterday: 1,527
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): Not available. (Yesterday: 117,892)


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

  • New antibody tests: Not available.
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): Not available. (Yesterday: 29,057)
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: Not available. (Yesterday: 220)
  • 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: 0
  • Current: 25
  • Total: 569
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 4.4%


• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 4
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: Not available.
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: Not available.
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 380
  • 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.


I hope you all had a wonderful day, and were able to find meaning in this holiday, and remember the “reason for the season,” even if this season is only one day. I shared several things that mean a lot to me, especially a story about our Old Glory and another repeat of Red Skelton’s “Pledge of Allegiance.” I missed my Dad, whose favorite holiday was the 4th, and whose favorite music was anything by the Boston Pops, but especially the 1812th Overture and anything by Sousa. (I got my love of music and the flag, and my patriotism from him.)  I missed my sisters and their families, but look forward to seeing them via Zoom tomorrow. I had a cookout (lobsta!) with my husband, daughter, and granddaughter … with masks and social distancing. (The first time I’ve seen them since this craziness started, and it sure felt good!) I finished the evening while working on this report and enjoying Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops, and Boston’s (previously recorded) fireworks. It was a good day, culminating with relief upon seeing low numbers for NH, and stable numbers, again, for Salem. How was your day? I’d love to hear what you did today. If you let down your guard, please isolate and get tested in about 5-7 days. As we go forward, we need to remember to take care of each other, 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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