COVID-19 Update May 27

COVID-19 Update May 27
Salem Total: 235 confirmed cases, 80 cases per 10,000 residents
Salem Today: 0 new cases; 68 active cases.
****** TODAY’s SPOTLIGHT ******
• Which source is the most reliable? Yesterday I reported that the US had passed. 100,000. Yesterday, Worldometers showed 100,572 American deaths. At 3:00 today, they showed American deaths at 101,508; at 5:00, they showed 101,815. CNN showed 99,724 at 3:00; 99,983 at 5:00. CDC showed 99,031 at 3:00 and 5:00 (updated at 12:45 pm.). At 5:00, Google News showed 100,940 deaths. Each is a snapshot of the info available to them at the moment. When we are looking at such big numbers, a difference of 2,500+/- doesn’t seem significant … except for the families affected.
* Globally: 5,788,782 cases; 357,425 deaths
* US: Who really knows? 1,745,803 confirmed cases; 102,107 deaths.
* Another 141 people were reported as recovered, bringing that total to 2,691. Of those, 1,162 have been reported as recovered in the last week. Since May 19, the state has reported 1,416 new recovered cases; in this time period, the number of recovered cases went from 34% to 63% of all confirmed cases in NH.
* NH DHHS said that we would be doing over 2,000 tests per day, but we have not hit the 2,000 mark for the past five days; the daily average for the past week is 1,824.
* New positive cases per DHHS: 56
* My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 55
* Children under 18 in new cases: 4
* Total positive cases in NH: 4,286
* Percentage of tests that are positive: 4.03%
* Active cases: 1,372
* Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 32%
* New cases in Rockingham County: 14
* Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,254
* Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 80%
* Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,364
* Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,499
* New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,309
* Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 61,310
****** OTHER TEST RESULTS ******
* New antibody tests: 231
* Total antibody tests: 10,262
* Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 570
* Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1
****** RECOVERED IN NH ******
* Announced today: 141
* Total: 2691
* Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 62.8%
* New: 5
* Current: 105
* Total: 426
* Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
* Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 24.6%
****** DEATHS IN NH ******
* Lives lost today: 9
* Persons over 60 years of age who died today: 8
* Persons under 60 years of age who died today: 1
* Total fatalities in NH associated with COVID-19: 223
* NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.2%
* NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died: 52.3%
* Lives lost in Rockingham: 2, including the person under 60.
These aren’t just numbers. We must not forget that these are all someone’s husband or wife, mother or father, sister or brother, daughter or son, friend or neighbor.
****** Key points covered in today’s report ******
* Provisional COVID-19 Death Counts by Sex, Age, and State
* New Hampshire cities, towns adjusting approach to cooling centers
* I updated the chart comparing MA and NH tests.
Depending on who you listen to, either yesterday or today, 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Tomorrow I’ll look for more reasons to feel positive. Today I’m thinking of them.
In the meantime, 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

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 weekly 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.

Key Points

Provisional COVID-19 Death Counts by Sex, Age, and State

According to the CDC, from Feb 1 to May 16:

  • Total deaths in US:  907,069 deaths
  • Attributed to COVID-19: 68,998
  • Attributed to Pneumonia: 87,444
  • Deaths with COVID-19 and pneumonia: 30,317
  • Influenza Deaths: 6,223
  • Deaths with COVID-19, pneumonia and influenza: 131,444

Read more, including these causes of death broken downs by age, gender, and location.

New Hampshire cities, towns adjusting approach to cooling centers

Cooling stations usually provided may look different because of COVID-19 concerns. In the meantime, officials reminded everyone to get back into the mindset of checking in on the elderly and those who are susceptible to heat-related illnesses.  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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