COVID-19 Update June 12

COVID-19 Update June 12

  • Salem Total: 268 confirmed cases, 1 out of every 110 residents have been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases. 59 active cases.


***** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******

  • Globally: 7,731,673 cases; 428,210 deaths
  • US: 2,116,922 confirmed cases; 116,825 deaths.
  • NH has averaged 4.22% positive cases for the last two weeks; 2.6% in the past week.
  • Rockingham and Hillsborough counties account for 82% of all confirmed cases. Manchester has more active cases (294) than all of Rockingham County (215). Most new cases in NH still come from Manchester.
  • Another 178 NH residents were reported as “recovered” today.
  • Cumulative hospitalization numbers have gone down by one due to a previously-reported hospitalized case being removed from New Hampshire case counts after determining they were not New Hampshire residents.
  • I have removed the listing for “NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died.” Many of the nursing home patients who die are not hospitalized, so this was not a valid statistic.
  • If I’m not mistaken, it wasn’t long ago that, for every woman who died, two men were dying from COVID-19. Lately, the deaths seem to be more women. Women now account for 48.6% of the deaths; men account for 51.1%. The gender for one person who died (0.3%) is unknown.
  • NH has lost 77 people to complications from COVID-19 over the last two weeks, an average of 5.5 people per day.



  • New positive cases per DHHS: 46
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 42
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 1
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,251
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.06%
  • Active cases: 1,093
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 20.8%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 8 per DHHS, 6 by my math.
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,406
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 2.039
  • Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,421
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,997
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 88,705


  • New antibody tests: 352
  • Total antibody tests (No breakdown of positive vs. negative): 15,236
  • Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 548
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


***** RECOVERED IN NH ******

  • Announced today: 178
  • Total: 3,843
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 73.2%



  • New: -1
  • Current: 75
  • Total: 503
  • Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 15.1%


***** DEATHS IN NH ******

  • Lives lost today: 7
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 7
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 315
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died 6%
  • 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.


***** Key points. Read details in the article below ******

  • 29-year old Manchester man returns home after battling COVID-19 for weeks
  • NH businesses, including one in Salem, say hiring is a challenge
  • What’s Open? What’s not?
  • N.H. Senate Backs Bill to Bring More Money to Long-Term Care Facilities, Review COVID-19 Response.
  • N.H. House Reconvenes for First Session Since COVID-19, But Advances Few Bills
  • I updated the chart comparing tests per 100,000 residents in NH and three other states. 

Is it Friday, already? Time is flying! I don’t think I’m the only one who has their days blurring together! Have a great weekend everyone, but please, stay safe, and always, be kind. 


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Q: How much testing is NH doing in comparison to our neighboring states?

A: We aren’t doing enough tests!


Today’s COVID-19 Statistics:

Salem’s confirmed cases: 

  • May 19: 213; 118 active (The highest number of active cases.)
  • May 20: 218; 116 active
  • May 21: 220; 86 active
  • May 22: 225; 77 active
  • May 23: 227; 74 active
  • May 24: 226???; 76 active
  • May 25: 228; 67 active
  • May 26: 235; 73 active
  • May 27: 235; 68 active
  • May 28: 239; 70 active
  • May 29: 239; 68 active
  • May 30: 241, 65 active
  • May 31: 244; 68 active
  • June 1: 245; 68 active
  • June 2: 247; 66 active
  • June 3: 256; 74 active
  • June 4: 258; 75 active
  • June 5: 263; 77 active
  • June 6: 265; 79 active
  • June 7: 265; 79 active
  • June 8: 265; 79 active
  • June 9: 265; 75 active
  • June 10: 267; 77 active
  • June 11: 268; 77 active
  • June 12: 268; 59 active

Earlier dates for Salem have been moved to

The weekly report has been moved to This is a summary of the info from NH DHHS; with more demographics than provided on a daily basis. They last updated this info on May 18.

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.

Today’s News Pertaining to COVID-19

29-year old Manchester man returns home after battling COVID-19 for weeks

A Manchester man who spent weeks in an intensive care unit and was put on a ventilator after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in May has been released from the hospital. Because he was on a ventilator for so long, Corey Martin now has issues speaking and eating. Read more.


NH businesses, including one in Salem, say hiring is a challenge

Reopening businesses, including Drive Custom Fit in Salem, are now discovering a challenge in hiring back workers, even with record unemployment. Read more.


What’s Open? What’s not?
our FAQs Answered: What’s Open, And What’s Not Open In New Hampshire. Read more.


N.H. Senate Backs Bill to Bring More Money to Long-Term Care Facilities, Review COVID-19 Response.

The New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee has signed off on a bill that would transfer an additional $25 million in federal aid to long term care facilities in the state. Read more.

N.H. House Reconvenes for First Session Since COVID-19, But Advances Few Bills 

The New Hampshire House met yesterday at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center to complete work that was started Pre-COVID. Bills required a 2/3 supermajority to suspend the House rules, which was necessary due to COVID-19. The House ultimately put beer above kids, and blocked measures that would help kids, reduce electric bills and improve transportation. Read more. And more.


My accumulation of resources has been moved. These can now be found at

Sources used to create this report:

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