COVID-19 Update July 6

COVID-19 Update July 6

  • Total: 274 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 108 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 42 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • Today: Lots of test results reported, but very few positive tests. Only 0.64% of the tests returned were positive; the lowest rate since I’ve had enough data to compute this. (The two-week average is 1.94%.)
  • Salem as no new cases today. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new run.
  • NH has done more than 20,000 antibody tests. (But we don’t know the results!)
  • Of the 18 communities that I’m watching, Manchester’s active case count is going down but they still have the most cases at 128. Goffstown is second, with 120. Bedford has 86, Nashua has 83. Salem is fifth, with only 43 cases, and Derry is down to 28. All of the others have less than 20 cases.
  • Yesterday I shared that three of the 18 municipalities that have had more than 50 cases had less than five active cases. Today, Portsmouth is back up to five active cases. Hopefully, they can keep it there.
  • The number of people infected in the US has passed 3 Million. (per Worldometers)
  • In today’s report: The chart comparing COVID-19 to Influenza and places of death was updated and expanded. Influenza in US: Approximately 1 out of 2,318 US residents who are infected die. US: 1 out of 19 people infected with COVID-19 have died. In NH, approximately 1 out of 14-15 people who were infected with COVID-19 have died.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 21
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 17
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 2
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,914
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 0.64%
  • Active cases: 832
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 14.0%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 3 per DHHS; 1 by math.
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,495
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2,645
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,244
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 2,628 over the last two days.
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 121,966


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

  • New antibody tests: 60
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 20,455
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 234
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 22
  • Total: 4,706
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 79.6%


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

  • New: 4
  • Current: 25
  • Total: 574
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 4.4%


• • • • • 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:
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 382
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.5%
  • 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.
  • 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.

This final closing has become the most challenging part of my report. It’s hard trying to find a good balance between the positives, like what we have today in Salem, and the negatives, like the growing numbers we see across the country. It’s hard trying to say “Good job” while at the same time saying “Even though things look good, you need to keep doing what we’ve been doing or it’s going to get worse.” It’s late, and I’m tired tonight, so my message is simply this: Look for the message that you need to hear, but keep practicing social distancing, washing your hands, and wearing a mask. Stay safe, and always, be kind.


Click on the calendar to enlarge

COVID-19 Deaths — It’s Different from the Flu







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.

Sources used to create this report:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *