COVID-19 Update July 8

 COVID-19 Update July 8

  • Total: 275 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 107 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 43 active cases.


• • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT• • • • • •

  • Salem has no new cases today.
  • The number of tests being performed remains low, but the positivity rate also remains less than 2%.
  • One-quarter of those who were infected today in NH were children under 18 years of age.
  • Rockingham County now has over 1,500 cases, but it’s still less than the City of Manchester has had. Manchester, however, is down to 90 active cases, while Rockingham County has 162 active cases.
  • Another 59 people were reported to have recovered. Hillsborough County has 45 fewer active cases today than they had yesterday. Rockingham County has four more.
  • More people are recovering in NH than are being diagnosed. There are less than 750 active cases in the state.
  • There is no change in the number of active cases in Salem. Salem has 43 active cases; we have averaged 43 over the last three weeks.
  • There are now over 12 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, according to Worldometers. (I like Worldometers; they document their sources, and seem to be ahead of most news outlets.)
  • I found a more recent report from the State regarding nursing home outbreaks, so that page has been updated. I believe I have figured out the State’s schedule, so I will likely have another update later this week.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 20
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 20
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 5
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,952
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 1.79%
  • Active cases: 749
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 12.6%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 6
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,505
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,117
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,063
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,097
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 123,676


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

  • New antibody tests: 208
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 20,717
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 206
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 59
  • Total: 4,817
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 80.9%


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

  • New: 1
  • Current: 22
  • Total: 578
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 3.8%


• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 2
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 2
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 386
  • 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.


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.

NH is keeping our numbers low. There was a concern that the recent protests would increase the number of cases, but there doesn’t seem to be any impact. Why? Most of the protestors wore masks! If you are must be in a crowd, be smart and wear a mask. 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.

Sources used to create this report:

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