COVID-19 Update – Geographic Breakdown

NH Hot Spots (As of Friday, June 5. Changes from last Friday, June 5.) (Reports from previous weeks are beneath this update)

NH has 17 municipalities that have had more than 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19; only five have had more than 200 cases.

  • Manchester, NH’s biggest city, continues to still have the most cases, and as well as the highest ratio of confirmed cases, with one out of every 81 people being diagnosed. (88 last week). Last week, Derry was second, but that dubious honor now goes to Bedford, which has 1:92. (They were 1:105 last week). Derry is now third, with 1:103; they were 1:105.) Goffstown has surged up to the fourth spot, with 1:108 people; they were 1:127 last week. Goffstown huge increase pushed Salem down to fifth place with 1:110; previously 1 out of every 112 people in Salem have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • Nashua still has the second-most cases in the state, but seven other communities have more cases per capita than our second-largest city. In Nashua, “only” 1 out of 166 people have had confirmed cases.
  • Only five communities currently have more than 50 active cases: Manchester, Bedford, Goffstown, Salem, and Nashua. Derry dropped off this list this week.

Notable Changes in New Cases:

  • Manchester (+104; was +136); Bedford (+ 28; was +35); Goffstown (+26; was +37); Nashua (+22, was +76); Concord (+8; was +13); Londonderry (+8); Hudson and Derry were +7; Hookset was +6; and Salem (+5; was +24)

Notable Changes in Current Cases:

  • Increases: Goffstown (+13; was +26); Bedford (+4, was +24)
  • Decreases: Manchester (-89, was -60); Nashua (-86; was +29); Derry (-36; was -12); Franklin (-30); Salem (-18; was +9); Londonderry (-14)

Recovered Cases

  • There have been a number of cases that have been reported as “recovered.” Unfortunately, we don’t have that breakdown by town or even by county.

The six biggest hot spots – locations with the most cases – are: 

  1. Manchester: 1,381 (+104; was +136); 1:81 residents; Current: 294 (-89)
  2. Nashua: 539 (+22); 1:166; Current: 58 (-86)
  3. Derry: 326; (+7); 1:103; Current: 35 (-36)
  4. Salem: 268 (+5); 1:110; Current: 59 (-18)
  5. Bedford: 246 (+28); 1:92; Current: 112 (+4)
  6. Goffstown: 168 (+26); 1:108; Current: 101 (+13)

The other 11 municipalities that have > 50 and <200 cases, alphabetically, are:

  • Concord: 119 (+8); 1:365; Current: 26 (-6)
  • Dover: 99 (+0); 1:321; Current: 6 (-5)
  • Franklin: 65 (+1); 1:134; Current: 12 (-30)
  • Hooksett:  68 (+6); 1:214; Current: 19 (-3)
  • Hudson: 100 (+7); 1:256; Current: 18 (-3)
  • Londonderry: 155 (+8); 1:170; Current: 25 (-14)
  • Merrimack: 72 (+ 3); 1:368; Current: 17 (-8)
  • Milford: 101 (+3); 1:158; Current: 29 (-2)
  • Pelham: 55 (+3); 1:259; Current: 8 (-5)
  • Portsmouth: 65 (+1); 1:337; Current: 11 (-7)
  • Rochester: 60 (+0) 1:525; Current: 15 (-4)

All other NH municipalities have had less than 50 total cases.  All of the other municipalities with 20-49 cases are geographically south of Concord/Rochester, and east of Concord/Milford, except for Franklin and Laconia.

 

Counties (As of Friday, June 12. Changes from last Friday, June 6.)

(About 82% of all NH residents who have tested positive to COVID-19 live in either Hillsborough or Rockingham County. Last week it was 81%)

  • Hillsborough (includes Manchester and Nashua):
    • Total infections: 1,2,883 (+213); (1:145; was 1:156) (109 of the new cases were not Manchester; Manchester is 1:81)
    • Current Infections: 691 (-180)
    • Hospitalizations: 273 (+15)
    • Deaths 200 (+33)
  • Rockingham (inc. Salem & Derry):
    • 1,406 (+47); 1:220 (was 1:228)
    • Current: 215 (-102)
    • Hospitalizations: 134 (+7)
    • Deaths: 79 (+3)
  • Essex County (MA) (including Methuen, Haverhill and Lawrence; abuts Salem): 15,518 (+454; last week: +1,070); 1:51
  • Middlesex County (MA) (including Dracut, Tyngsboro and Lowell; abuts Nashua and Pelham: 23,075 (+492; last week: +1,611); 1:70

 

Our Neighboring Towns:

  • Lawrence (7 miles, 17 minutes from Salem)
    • 3,374 (+142 from June 5 to June 11).
    • 1 out of every 24 people has been diagnosed
    • 124 deaths (+4 from May 29)
    • Tested as of June 10: 12,588
  • Methuen (abuts Salem; 1 mile from my home!)
    • 964 (+20 from June 4 to June 12)
    • 1 out of every 53 people has been diagnosed.
    • 677 recovered (+126).
    • 55 deaths (+3)
    • Tested as of June 12: 5,277
  • Haverhill (abuts Salem; 5 houses away from my home!)
    • 1,180 cases on June 10 (up 45 from June 3).
    • 1 out of every 54 people has been diagnosed.
    • Tested as of June 10: 7,431 (+539)

 

NH vs MA: (From May 29 to June 5 )

  • Tests:
    • MA: 689,111 (+58,103)
    • NH: 93,956 (+11,785)
  • Positives:
    • MA: 105,059 (+2,502) (1:66)
    • NH: 5,251 (+298) (1:259)
  • Recovered:
    • MA:  84,621 (as of June 13)
    • NH: 3,843 (+596)
  • Current:
    • MA: 13,203
    • NH: 1,093 (-335)
  •  Negatives:
    • MA: 528,451 (+52,218)
    • NH: 88,705 (+11,487)
  •  Death
    • MA: 7,235 (+517)
    • NH: 315 (+37)

 




NH Hot Spots (As of Friday, June 5. Changes from last Friday, May 29.) (Report from last week is beneath this update)
NH has 17 municipalities that have had more than 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19; only five have had more than 200 cases.

  • Manchester, NH’s biggest city, continues to still have the most cases, and as well as the highest ratio of confirmed cases, with one out of every 88 people being diagnosed. Derry has the second-highest ratio, with one out of every 105 people being infected. Bedford has 1 out of every 1:104 people, and 1 out of every 112 people in Salem have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • Nashua has the second-most cases in the state, but seven other communities have more cases per capita than our second-largest city.
  • Only six communities currently have more than 50 active cases: Manchester, Nashua, Bedford, Goffstown, Salem, and Derry.

Notable Changes in New Cases:  Manchester (+136); Nashua (+76); Bedford (+35); Goffstown (+37); Salem (+24); Concord (+13); Merrimack (+10)/

Notable Changes in Current Cases:

  • Decreases: Manchester (-60) Derry (-12);
  • Increases: Nashua (+29); Goffstown (+26); Bedford (+24); Salem (+9)

Recovered Cases

  • There have been a number of cases that have been reported as “recovered.” Unfortunately, we don’t have that breakdown by town or even by county.

 

The four biggest hot spots – locations with the most cases – are:

  1. Manchester: 1,277 (+136); 1:88 residents; Current: 383 (-60)
  2. Nashua: 517 (+76); 1:173; Current: 144 (-29)
  3. Derry: 319; (+11); 1:105; Current: 71 (-12)
  4. Salem: 263 (+24); 1:112; Current: 77 (+9)

The other 12 municipalities that have > 50 and  <200 cases. Alphabetically:

  • Bedford: 218 (+35); 1:104; Current: 108 (+24)
  • Concord: 111 (+13); 1:391; Current: 32 (+2)
  • Dover: 99 (+2); 1:321; Current: 11 (-2)
  • Franklin: 64 (+1); 1:136; Current: 42 (-3)
  • Goffstown: 142 (+37); 1:128; Current: 88 (+26)
  • Hooksett:  62 (+6); 1:235; Current: 18 (-5)
  • Hudson: 93 (+8); 1:275; Current: 21 (-2)
  • Londonderry: 147 (+6); 1:179; Current: 39 (-6)
  • Merrimack: 69 (+ 10); 1:384; Current: 25 (+7)
  • Milford: 98 (+3); 1:163; Current: 32 (-3)
  • Pelham: 55 (+3); 1:259; Current: 13 (2)
  • Portsmouth: 59 (+0); 1:371; Current: 21 (+0)
  • Rochester: 60 (+4) 1:525; Current: 19 (+1)

All other NH municipalities have less than 50 cases.  All of the other municipalities with 20-49 cases are geographically south of Concord/Rochester, and east of Concord/Milford, except for Franklin.

 

Counties (As of Friday, June 6. Changes from last Friday, May 29.)

  • Hillsborough (inc. Manchester and Nashua):
    • 2,670 (+328); 1:156;
    • Current: 871 (+20)
  • Rockingham (inc. Salem & Derry):
    • 1,359 (+75); 1:228
    • Current: 317 (-35)
  • Essex County (MA) (including Methuen, Haverhill and Lawrence; abuts Salem): 13,994 (+1,070); 1:52
  • Middlesex County (MA) (including Dracut, Tyngsboro and Lowell; abuts Nashua and Pelham: 20,972 (+1,611); 1:71

About 81% of all of those in NH who have tested positive to COVID-19 live in either Hillsborough or Rockingham County.

 

Our Neighboring Towns:

  • Lawrence (7 miles, 17 minutes from Salem)
    • 3,232 (+232 from May 29 to June 5).
    • 1 out of every 25 people has been diagnosed
    • 120 deaths (+3 from May 29)
  • Methuen (abuts Salem; 1 mile from my home!)
    • 944 (+34 from May 29)
    • 1 out of every 54 people has been diagnosed.
    • 551 recovered (+16).
    • 52 deaths (+1)
  • Haverhill (abuts Salem; 5 houses away from my home!)
    • 1,135 cases on June 3 (up 31 from May 27).
    • 1 out of every 56 people has been diagnosed.

NH vs MA: (From May 29 to June 5 )

  • Tests:
    • MA: 631,008 (+59,263)
    • NH: 82,171 (+13,211)
  • Positives:
    • MA: 102,557 (+7,045) (1:67)
    • NH: 4,953 (+461) (1:275)
  • Negatives:
    • MA: 528,451 (+52,218)
    • NH: 77,218 (+12,750)
  • Deaths
    • MA: 7,235 (+517)
    • NH: 278 (+40



NH Hot Spots (As of Saturday, May 24. The increase is from last Saturday, May 16.)
NH has 13 NH municipalities that have more than 50 confirmed cases.

  1. Manchester: 1000 (+149); 89 per 10K residents; 460 current
  2. Nashua: 469 (370); 47 per 10K residents; 126 current
  3. Derry: 298; (+31); 89 cases per 10K residents; 154 current
  4. Salem: 227 (+16); 77 cases per 10K residents; 74 current
  • Bedford: 168 (+38); 74 cases per 10K; 84 current
  • Concord: 88 (+10); 20 cases per 10K; 37 current
  • Dover: 92 (+3); 29 cases per 10K; 14 current
  • Franklin: 61 (+3); 70 cases per 10K; 44 current
  • Goffstown: 87 (+20); 48 cases per 10K; 61 current
  • Hooksett:  51 (new to list since last week); 35 cases per 10K; 28 current
  • Hudson: 78 (+8); 31 cases per 10K; 32 current
  • Londonderry: 122 (+18); 46 cases per 10K; 43 current
  • Milford: 84 (+8); 52 cases per 10K; 31 current
  • Pelham: 51 (new to list since last week); 36 cases per 10K; 15 current
  • Portsmouth: 59 (+2); 26 cases per 10K; 21 current
  • Rochester: 51 (new to the list since last week) 16 cases per 10K; 24 current

All other municipalities have less than 50 cases.  All of the other municipalities with 20-49 cases are geographically south of Concord/Rochester, and east of Concord/Milford, except for Franklin.

Counties (As of Sat., May 16. Increases from last Saturday, May 9.)

  • Hillsborough (inc. Manchester and Nashua): 2,049 (+326); 49 per 10K residents
  • Rockingham (inc. Salem & Derry): 1,218 (+131); 39 per 10K

About 80% of all of those in NH who have tested positive to COVID-19 live in these two counties.

Our neighboring towns:

  • Methuen on May 22: 777 (+75 from May 16); 168 confirmed cases per 10K residents. 496 recovered (+120). 45 deaths (+8)
  • Lawrence on May 22: 2,756 (+492 from May 15). 340 cases per 10K residents. 112 deaths (+13)
  • Haverhill on May 20: 1066 cases (up 116 from May 13). 166 cases per 10K

If more people were tested, the numbers would be higher.
Without better testing and reporting, we can’t know what our real numbers are.

We need proper testing to fight COVID-19

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