COVID-19 Update June 23

COVID-19 Update June 23

  • Salem Total: 269 confirmed cases
  • 1 out of every 110 residents has been infected.
  • Salem Today: MINUS 1 new case, 45 active cases.


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

  • From the DHHS Commissioner: “Yesterday we began publishing two separate data tables when it comes to testing.” The number of persons tested, deduped, which has been reported all along. They also “introduced a pilot yesterday.” Today they did make “some tweaks, and there will be corrections today, so the total number of tests will go up dramatically from yesterday.”
  • The two tests will show the number of tests done every day, and the number of people being tested. That is what had been promised.
  • The new information is buried in a table in the Press Release, which is very hard to find. (Search the State website for “DHHS COVID-19 Updates.”) These numbers should be in the Summary Report, which is not only part of the PR, but is also the first group of numbers on the home page of the daily summary report.
  • I took a quick look at these numbers, but they don’t make sense to me tonight. If they are still working out the bugs in the numbers, (why???), then I’ll look at them again tomorrow to see if they add up.
  • The “Big” numbers – global infections, global deaths, US infections, and US deaths — are all significantly higher than the two-week average. Significantly.
  • Once again, Salem has fewer cumulative cases than yesterday. Cumulative totals don’t go down unless someone is screwing up, but this is the 4th time that our cumulative total has gone down in the past 11 days.


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

  • New positive cases per DHHS: 15
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 13
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 2
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,571
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 0.69%
  • Active cases: 912
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 16.4%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 4 (3 by math)
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,442
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 82%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,895
  • The daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,153
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,882
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 104,482

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

  • New antibody tests: 80
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 17,902
  • The daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 529
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1

• • • • • RECOVERED IN NH • • • • • •

  • Announced today: 26
  • Total: 4,316
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 77.5%


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

  • New: 0
  • Current: 51
  • Total: 558
  • Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10.02%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 9.1%


• • • • • DEATHS IN NH • • • • • •

  • Lives lost today: 4
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 4
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 343
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 6.2%
  • 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’m in a better mood tonight than I was yesterday.  I hope your spirits are doing well, too. When you wake up, it will be another day. Make it a good one! 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!



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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