Cases of COVID-19 are rising in states across the country, and in New Hampshire there is evidence of increasing community transmission.
The state’s two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua, are both experiencing this community transmission. Spokeswoman for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Laura Montenegro wrote via email Friday that the densest population of residents in the state reside in Nashua and Manchester, so increased cases in those two cities would be expected.
She explained how officials are seeing that places where many people congregate are high-risk settings, more so if they are inside. These sorts of settings can include weddings, sporting events, birthday parties and church gatherings.
“That risk increases if those individuals aren’t wearing masks and if they are singing or yelling or sharing cups,” Montenegro stated.
According to data last updated Friday on the NH DHHS website, the number of COVID-19 cases in New