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.
Other Salem Government events coming up:
- The Board of Selectmen met last night.
- The Zoning Board of Adjustment had a virtual meeting this evening.
- The Planning Board is scheduled to have a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00.
- Watch https://www.townofsalemnh.org/node/2081/minutes-agendas for future Selectboard meetings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A section on Trackers
How You Can Help Others:
- Stay home, wash hands, wear cloth masks in public, check on neighbors
- Donate food: NH Food Bank: https://www.nhfoodbank.org or call 669-9725
- United Way: http://uwnh.org
- Donate blood: https://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-Cross
- COVID-19 Response in New Hampshire: https://volunteernh.org/covid-19-response/
- Watch out for the kids. Child abuse reports are down, because they aren’t out where they can be observed. If you suspect child abuse call Salem Police Department (603) 893-1911 or the NH child abuse hotline at DCYF (800) 894-5533. You could also go to https://knowandtell.org. In an immediate emergency, dial 911.
- How to make and how to wear: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
- This is another option for a no-sew mask (perhaps using the coffee filter, as suggested by the CDC?) http://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie
- Free meals for Salem kids under 18: https://sau57.org/covid19/meals
- Town of Salem COVID-29 Info: https://www.townofsalemnh.org/home/covid-19-information
- COVID-19 Salem Community Hotline & Email: https://www.townofsalemnh.org/home/news/covid-19-community-hotline-and-email
- Salem Police: Dial 911 for emergencies or (603) 893-1911 for non-emergency issues.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services:
Office of the Governor: https://www.governor.nh.gov
- List of NH “essential” services: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-17-ex-a.pdf
Mindi Messmer: A scientist who is reporting frequently on COVID-19, Mindi is also a candidate for Executive Council, District 3 (including Salem). https://www.facebook.com/Mindi4NH/
More info about COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- COVI-19 Tracker: https://bing.com/covid/local/newhampshire_unitedstates
- Live statistics: https://ncov2019.live/data
- US Coronavirus Tracking https://infection2020.com
- The COVID Tracking Project https://covidtracking.com/data/state/new-hampshire#historical
The World Health Organization:
Media with NH COVID-19 news:
- NH landlords cannot start eviction proceedings for any tenant unable to pay due to the impact of the coronavirus. Foreclosures are also frozen. https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-4.pdf
- Housing and Urban Development: https://www.hud.gov/states/new_hampshire
- NH Housing: https://www.nhhfa.org
- If you were working in NH: https://www.nhes.nh.gov
- If you worked in MA: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)
- About SNAP: https://govtbenefits.org/snap-vs-food-stamps/
- NH SNAP: http://www.benefitsapplication.com/program_info/NH/Food%20Stamps
Link to other NH benefits:
Businesses and Employers: Guidance for Small Businesses
- New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA): (resources): https://businesshelp.nheconomy.com/hc/en-us
- NH DHHS: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/businesses.htm
- SBA: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/281d439
- SBA: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
- CDC: Cleaning: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
- OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
- Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce: http://www.gschamber.com
- McLane Middleton: An extensive list of resources for businesses: https://www.mclane.com/Coronavirus-Resource-Center
- The CARES Act: https://www.mclane.com/The-CARES-Act-QA-Webinar-Replay-4/2/2020
- Unemployment: https://www.mclane.com/Coronavirus-Employment-Webinar-3-26-2020
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