COVID-19 Update June 4

COVID-19 Update June 4

Salem Total: 258 confirmed cases, 1 out of every 115 residents

Salem Today: 2 new cases; 75 active cases.


****** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******

  • Globally: 6,554,617 cases; 386,287 deaths
  • US: 1,901,493 confirmed cases; 109,127 deaths.
  • Globally, there were over 137,000 new cases today. From May 26 to June 3, the global average was 107K, an increase of 30,000. New cases in the US today were 22.3K, 700 more than the average of new cases from May 26 to June 3. In about 4 days, America will likely pass 2 million cases.
  • Today was a better day for Salem than yesterday. We only added 2 new cases. The daily average for Salem for the last week: 2.7 cases per day.  (2.4 cases average per day for the past 2 weeks.)
  • After a couple of really quiet days, Nashua added 20 new cases today. Their daily average, including today, for the last week is 10 cases per day.
  • The number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19-related issues has continued to decrease for the last five days. This is one of the metrics being used by NH HDDS to track our progress.
  • The number of patients newly hospitalized has remained at 10% of those diagnosed.
  • The percentage of patients that were diagnosed and have died has increased to 6%.
  • Yesterday over 20% of the test results were positive. Today, it is back down to 2.1%. This is another metric watched by NH DHHS.
  • Yesterday there were only 226 test results reported. Today? 3,800. The two-day average is 2,013, which is the goal that NH DHHS had set for themselves. The two-week average: 1,762.  The past one-week average: 1,843.



  • New positive cases per DHHS: 81
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 81
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 5
  • Total positive cases in NH: 4,876
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.1%
  • Active cases: 1,416
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 29.0%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 11
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,347
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 3,800
  • Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,544
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 3,719
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 74,889


****** OTHER TEST RESULTS ******

  • New antibody tests: 330
  • Total antibody tests: (No break down of positive vs. negative) 12,944
  • Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 527
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


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

  • Announced today: 30
  • Total: 3,187
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 65.4%


  • New: 4
  • Current: 86
  • Total: 472
  • Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 18.2%

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

  • Lives lost today: 8
  • Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 8
  • Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 0
  • Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 273
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.6%
  • NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died: 57.8%
  • 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 ******

  • Changes planned for stay-at-home order
  • Medical workers seek guidance on keeping patients, staff members safe

Two major events have been scheduled in Salem to take place within 24-hours of each other.  I’ve heard reports that the event today, a peaceful vigil and march to show respect for George Floyd who was recently murdered, was a successful event. Governor Sununu said Wednesday that those concerned about the risk of COVID are missing the picture, and are demeaning the Floyd story. “Not all decisions are healthcare decisions.”

Tomorrow is Salem High School Graduation. It will be a very different event than today’s vigil. The ceremony is not what the students and their parents have been looking forward to, but, as hard as it is, it was probably the best choice under the circumstances. Please join me in wishing each and every graduate the very best. They are our future. My message to them, and all of you: 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

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

Changes planned for stay-at-home order

The governor said he plans to make an announcement Friday regarding the stay-at-home order, which is set to expire June 15. New guidance is expected for restaurants, weddings tomorrow. More.

 Medical workers seek guidance on keeping patients, staff members safe from COVID-19

As the state transitions to new stay-at-home orders, medical workers are looking for guidance on how to keep staff members and patients safe. More.


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

Sources used to create this report:

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