COVID Summary for 4/1

3 New Emergency Orders
In case you missed it, Governor Sununu issued 3 new emergency orders. They are as follows:
NH Employment Security Website Maintenance
Yesterday, NHES acknowledged that their website was having some technical issues. It’s always advisable to let folks know that if they cannot get on the online filing system for a new claim, or continuing claim, not to worry, and keep trying.
Be advised that the website contains a notice that says:
DHHS Stay at Home Reminder
If you were looking for something easy to share on social media reminding people to stay at home, but reminding them of the flexibility the order provides, consider posting this graphic.
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 1, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now

been 415 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 30 adult males and 18 adult
females. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua
(5), Cheshire (3), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the

cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (6).

91 people who tested positive are now reported as being recovered.

Eight of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 58 (14%) of the 415 positive cases have been hospitalized

Community Based Transmission

Fifteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Total number of cases with no identified risk factors is now more than 153 which is 37% of total positive tests.
DHHS has also announced the fourth death related to COVID-19. The person was a female resident of Sullivan County who was over 60 years old with underlying medical conditions.
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(updated April 1, 2020)

NH Persons with COVID-191 415

Recovered 91 (22%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 4 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 320
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 58 (14%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 6,078
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 3,494
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 126

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 1,325

Cases by County
Belknap 13
Carroll 14
Cheshire 7
Coos 0
Grafton 36
Hillsborough – Towns 45
Hillsborough – Manchester 44
Hillsborough – Nashua 40
Merrimack 28
Rockingham 154Strafford 30
Sullivan 4

For those of you asking if Coos County has been testing, today’s Berlin Daily Sun has an article stating that over 50 tests have been done, and all results that have come back were negative:

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Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)
NH: 415 positive test results – 4 deaths
MA: 7,738 positive test results – 122 deaths 
ME: 344 positive test results – 7 deaths
VT: 321 positive test results – 16 deaths
CT: 3,557 positive test results – 85 deaths
RI:  566 positive test results – 10 deaths
NY: 83,712 positive test results – 1,941 deaths
April 1 Case Map (1)

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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