COVID-19 Update April 7

COVID-19 in NH as of April 7, 2020

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

Today’s COVID-19 update: 

The State has announced 32 new confirmed cases, for a total of 747. Yesterday we were told that 192 (26%) of the cases are health care workers. 108 (~14% of the confirmed cases) have been hospitalized; we presume some of those have been released to recover at home. There were 4 more reported deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of those whose deaths were linked to COVI-19 to 13 deaths. 211 have recovered. There are currently 523 active cases in NH.

With 123 confirmed cased, Manchester continues to be the city with the most confirmed cases. Nashua has 72 confirmed cases. Salem, Derry, and Portsmouth have now had more than 20 confirmed cases. All other towns in the state are reporting less than 20 cases. Neighboring towns (including Windham, Litchfield, and Londonderry) have 10-20 cases each.

Hillsborough County, which includes Manchester and Nashua, was reporting 288 confirmed cases, while Rockingham County was reporting 255 confirmed cases. At least one of the deaths was in Rockingham County.

On April 6, Fire Chief Larry Best, on behalf of Salem’s Emergency Operations Center team, reported that Salem has 33 cases — which is 8 more than we had on Friday. WMUR is still showing that Salem has had 20-40 cases. 

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, which will be re-evaluated about 10 days before it expires. Governor Sununu is likely to speak again on WMUR tomorrow, around 3:00.

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:

Added since my last share:

  • To report suspected cases, contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at  603-271-4496, (603-271-5300 for after hours), or
  • A section on Trackers

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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