COVID-19 Update May 30

COVID-19 Update May 30
Salem Total: 241 confirmed cases, 1 out of every 123 residents
Salem Today: 2 new cases; 65 active cases.
****** TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT ******
  • Globally: 6,154,035 cases; 370,893 deaths
  • US: 1,816,820 confirmed cases; 105,557 deaths.
  • Globally, over 6 million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed.
  • US cases have topped 1.8 million confirmed cases
  • Essex county passed the 14,000 mark.
  • Over 21K Middlesex County residents have been diagnosed
  • NH DHHS said that we would be doing over 2,000 tests per day. We have hit it a few times, including yesterday, but today there were only 1,320 diagnostic tests reported.
* New positive cases per DHHS: 55
* My new positive cases (Total of today’s cases minus yesterday’s total): 53
* Children under 18 in new cases: 4
* Total positive cases in NH: 4,545
* Percentage of tests that are positive: 4.02%
* Active cases: 1,363
* Percentage of positive cases that are still active: 30.0%
* New cases in Rockingham County: 7 per DHHS (9 by math)
* Total cases in Rockingham County: 1,291
* Percent of all cases from either Hillsborough County or Rockingham County: 81%
* Total PCR tests results reported today (Positive results plus negative results): 1,320
* Daily average of diagnostic (PCR) tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 1,271
* New negative PCR cases in NH: 1,267
* Total negative cases in NH (as reported by DHHS): 65,735
****** OTHER TEST RESULTS ******
* New antibody tests: 299
* Total antibody tests: 11,468
* Daily average of antibody tests reported from 7 days ago to today: 517
* Children diagnosed with MIS-C: (as of 5/22/2020): 1 
******  RECOVERED IN NH ******
* Announced today: 138
* Total: 2,940
* Percentage of diagnosed cases that have recovered: 64.7%
* New: 9
* Current: 107
* Total: 449
* Percentage of all confirmed cases that have been hospitalized: 10%
* Percentage of those who have been hospitalized that are still in the hospital: 23.8%
******  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: 242
* NH Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that died: 5.3%
* NH Residents hospitalized with COVID-19 that died: 53.9%
* Lives lost in Rockingham: 0 persons
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 my blog ******
* Weekly Comparison of local communities
* Disturbing news from Maine: Portland’s major hospitals return to peak levels of COVID-19 patients
When my kids were little, I’d ask them how their day went. “Fine,” they’d say. When I’d ask them to tell me one bad thing and at least one good thing that happened, then I’d learn about their day. So I challenge you: What was the best part of your day? What wasn’t so great? I’ll even go first!
The first thing I saw on Facebook today was not the best way to start my day. It was a post listing NINETEEN news stories, with the comment that these had all taken place “in the last seven days. In decades past, any ONE of these incidents would be headline news for a month.” On a happier note: My husband took me for a convertible ride; there were a lot of flags on display, and that always makes me feel good; I have had several new friend requests in the last 24-hours AND an acquaintance wrote something really awesome about my leadership skills, which made not just my day, but my week! I could have let the news destroy my day. I didn’t let it. Look and you will find the good in your day, too.
While you think about it, enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay safe, be considerate, 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

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 (or Recent) News pertaining to COVID-19

Weekly Comparison of Local Communities

 Disturbing news from Maine: Portland’s major hospitals return to peak levels of COVID-19 patients

  • Maine Medical Center’s numbers match the early-April peak, while Mercy Hospital sets a new high.  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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