COVID-19 Update April 6

Source: June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions (MAPS)

Today’s COVID-19 update: 

The State has announced 46 new confirmed cases, for a total of 715; 192 or 26% of the cases, are health care workers. 103 (nearly 14% of the confirmed cases) are hospitalized. There were no reported deaths in the last 24 hours, keeping the total of those whose deaths were linked to COVI-19 at 9 deaths.

With 116 confirmed cased, Manchester continues to be the city with the most confirmed cases. Nashua has 69 confirmed cases. Salem is third, with 20-40 cases. Derry now has more than 20. Neighboring towns (including Windham, Litchfield, and Londonderry) have 10-20 cases. All other towns in the state are reporting less than 20 cases. As of yesterday, Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua, was reporting 249 confirmed cases, while Rockingham County was reporting 230 confirmed cases.

While the State announced that Salem has more than 20 cases, WMUR is showing that Salem has 20-40. Tonight, Fire Chief Larry Best, on behalf of the Emergency Operations Center team, reported that Salem has 33 cases — which is 8 more than we had on Friday.

Per Governor Sununu on Monday, April 6: The surge is expected to come to NH in about 2 weeks, peaking at the end of April or early May.  He has issued a  “Stay-at-Home” order through May 4. He will re-evaluate the order about 10 days before it expires. NH is scheduled to receive 15 of the new AVID tests which can provide results COVID-19 results in 5 minutes. NH has acquired over 300,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Governor cannot prevent people to come to NH from other states, per the constitution, but he has ordered all hotels, and AirBnB’s to suspend rentals for any new non-essential visitors (Vacationers. The order does not apply to campgrounds.) Hotels and B and B’s may stay open for vulnerable populations and essential workers.

As of April 5, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)  predicts that the strain on NH’s hospitals will peak on April 15,  provided we continue to follow the government-mandated social distancing. They predict that, unlike some of the major hot spots, NH will have adequate beds and ICUs, again, providing that we follow the social distancing guidelines.


Salem Government

The Town of Salem’s Emergency Operations Center Team (EOC) made a public address on COVID-19 on Monday, April 6. Previous reports can be seen at

Other Salem Government events coming up:

Watch the above meetings on Salem Community TV — Channel 23 on Comcast
Other options to watch:


Resources to help in these challenging times:

New resources added since last share:

How You Can Help Others



New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services:

Office of the Governor:

Mindi Messmer: A scientist who is reporting frequently on COVID-19, Mindi is also a candidate for Executive Council, District 3 (including Salem).

More info about COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

The World Health Organization:

Media with NH COVID-19 news:



Financial Assistance

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)

Link to other  NH benefits:

Businesses and Employers: Guidance for Small Businesses 


Sources for data included in this report:

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