COVID-19 Update June 8

COVID-19 Update June 8

  • Salem Total: 265 confirmed cases, 1 out of every 112 residents
  • Salem Today: 0 new cases. 79 active cases.

***** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******

  • Globally: 7,189,800 cases; 408,240 deaths
  • US: 2,026,425 confirmed cases; 113,055 deaths.
  • The last COVID-19 related death reported in Rockingham County was Monday, June 1.
  • Testing numbers are down in NH, so the number of positive cases in NH, and Salem, are also quite low.
  • There were no deaths in NH reported in this 24-hour period.
  • There were no cases reported as “recovered” during this period, either.
  • It’s relatively quiet. Let’s keep it that way!



  • New positive cases per DHHS: 37
  • My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 36
  • Children under 18 in new cases: 6
  • Total positive cases in NH: 5,079
  • Percentage of tests that are positive: 2.29%
  • Active cases: 1,401
  • Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 27.6%
  • New cases in Rockingham County: 7 (6 by my math)
  • Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,386
  • Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
  • Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,571
  • Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,626
  • New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,535
  • Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 82,044



  • New antibody tests: 69
  • Total antibody tests (No break down of positive vs. negative): 13,989
  • Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 535
  • Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1


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

  • Announced today: 0
  • Total: 3,392
  • Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 66.8%



  • New: 3
  • Current: 78
  • Total: 492
  • Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
  • Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 15.9%


***** 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: 286
  • NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.6%
  • NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died: 58.1%
  • 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.


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

  • Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says.
  • A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made during Trump’s factory tour
  • Pandemic causing major losses for fireworks industry
  • I updated the chart of Salem’s Cumulative Cases. There’s improvement!


While there are still way too many cases of COVID-19 in NH, I’m starting to feel hopeful. But that doesn’t mean we should stop being careful or relax our social distancing. Stay safe, and always, be kind. ~Bonnie

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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

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

NH News related to COVID-19 is very light tonight, and recently. That’s a good thing.

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says.

Preliminary evidence from the earliest outbreaks indicated the virus could spread even if people didn’t have symptoms, but the WHO says that while asymptomatic spread can occur, it is “very rare.” “Government responses should focus on detecting and isolating infected people with symptoms, and tracking anyone who might have come into contact with them.” Read more.

A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made during Trump’s factory tour

Puritan Medical Products, one of two companies in the world that make the kind of swabs needed in coronavirus testing, says it will have to discard all of the swabs made during President Donald Trump’s visit to the factory on Friday. Puritan did not disclose either its reasoning for dumping the coronavirus swabs or the number of coronavirus tests that would be lost.  Read more.


Pandemic is causing major losses for the fireworks industry

Many Independence Day shows have been canceled. Atlas PyroVision typically produces 225 displays over the 4th of July period, but right now, they are looking at producing 20 throughout New England. Read more.







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

Sources used to create this report:

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