COVID-19 Update June 22

COVID-19 Update June 22

  • Salem Total: 270 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 109 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases, 45 active cases.


• • • • • TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT • • • • • •

  • The numbers for today are really messed up. REALLY.
  • Here is the explanation: “DHHS is adding new testing data to the daily update to incorporate results from the serial surveillance testing program at long-term care facilities, which began last week. Previously, the data reflected the number of unique individuals tested. The new data reflects the total number of tests run each day, including repeat testing for individuals. As a result of creating and conducting quality assurance on the separate data sets, the newly- extracted data has led to revisions in the number of person-based test results. The data below represents data on individuals tested and total test volume as of June 22 at 9:00 am.”
  • In earlier press conferences, DHHS has said that the tests are for individuals. Then they reported that they were going to continue to report the number of unique individuals, as well as how many total tests are performed. Now it sounds like they are only going to report on how many tests are run.
  • This will give different numbers.
  • These numbers should be kept separate, and they should be reported separately.
  • Without separate numbers, we will never know what % of the population is tested. So much for “transparency.”
  • Based on the information available, yesterday 8.01% of the NH population has been tested. Today, it’s back down to 7.95%. Either way, it’s about 8%, but we’ll never know that 8% again.
  • In early May, there was an error in the number of negative test results, that resulted in MINUS 3,966 tests. Today’s tests today is down by 704 total tests, because the negative cases have been reported wrong. What else are they screwing up?



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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 15
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 14
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 0
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,558
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: MINUS 1.99% (Impossible)
  • Active cases: 929
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 16.7%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 3
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,439
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): MINUS 704. (Impossible)
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,153 (Questionable)
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: MINUS 718 (Impossible)
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 102,600 (Unlikely)

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

  • New antibody tests: 234
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 17,822
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 559
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 15
  • Total: 4,290
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 77.2%


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

  • New: 5
  • Current: 54
  • Total: 558
  • Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10.04%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 9.7%


• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 0
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 339
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.1%
  • 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.


If you didn’t guess by my comments under “Today’s Spotlight,” I am very displeased with the new changes in reporting, as well as what appear to be some gross errors that were discovered in preparing for those new changes. I also question the motive for the change in the reporting method. I’d ask for an explanation, but I wouldn’t get one, so I’ll just rant here. Enough said. You get the picture. Please stay safe, and always, be kind. Sorry, I’m not feeling particularly real kind at this moment. <Grrrr!>


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

A: We aren’t doing enough tests!



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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