COVID Summary for 4/10

Secretary of State Gardner, Attorney General MacDonald Release COVID-19 Absentee Voting Memorandum

Concord, NH – Today, Secretary of State Bill Gardner and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald released guidance regarding elections operations during the State of Emergency.

A copy of the guidance document can be found here.

WMUR: List of New Hampshire places of worship live-streaming services

The link below is an article containing a substantial list of places of worship, a link to their stream, and when they will be live.

Link: List of New Hampshire places of worship live-streaming services

State Insurance Department: Information for NH Residents Who Have Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance Plans

The New Hampshire Insurance Department issued a press release today stating that:

“A resident who has life insurance through a group plan and who has become unemployed has the right to continue their life insurance plan directly from the insurance company without completing additional forms related to their medical health. This is known as a ‘right of conversion’ from a group policy to an individual policy.”

To read more about the different obligations to continue group life insurance click here to read the full release.

WMUR: Sununu says ‘if you feel more comfortable voting absentee’ during COVID-19 outbreak, ‘you can’

Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday any voter who feels uncomfortable or nervous about entering a polling place if there are still COVID-19-related health concerns later this year will be able to vote absentee under current law and procedures.

Link: Sununu says ‘if you feel more comfortable voting absentee’ during COVID-19 outbreak, ‘you can’

WMUR: Sununu: $3.2M raised for COVID-19 response, more than 1,300 volunteers step forward

“The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services established the emergency child care program to support the families of essential workers.”

“I applaud DHHS for quickly standing up emergency child care for New Hampshire families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a news release.

More than $5 million was committed to launch the program, officials said.

For more information, visit”


WMUR: NH health care providers receive $164.5 million in federal funds through CARES Act

“New Hampshire health care providers have received $164.5 million in federal funds from the recently-passed $2 trillion coronavirus response package to help hospitals and other providers address the challenges presented by the pandemic.”

Link: NH health care providers receive $164.5 million in federal funds through CARES Act

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 10, 2020 
On Friday, April 10, 2020, DHHS announced 66 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 885 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (29), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (4), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (3), Coos (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5).

Seven new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 134 (15%) of the 885 positive cases have been hospitalized.

Community Based Transmission

Nine 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 315, which is 36% of total positive tests. More than one out of three positive tests are community spread, with no identified risk factors.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
• A female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age or older

Cases by County

Belknap 21

Carroll 28
Cheshire 17
Coos 2
Grafton 43
Hillsborough – Other 121
Hillsborough – Manchester 142
Hillsborough – Nashua 81
Merrimack 66
Rockingham 305
Strafford 53
Sullivan 6
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated April 10, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 885
Recovered 234 (26%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 22 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 629
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 134 (15%)
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2 9,608
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 4,826
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 93
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,350
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

NH: 885 positive test results 22 deaths (Previous day: 819 positive test results 21 deaths)
MA: 20,974 positive test results 599 deaths (Previous day: 18,941 positive test results 503 deaths)
ME: 586 positive test results 17 deaths (Previous day: 560 positive test results 16 deaths)
VT: 679 positive test results 24 deaths (Previous day:  628 positive test results 23 deaths)
CT: 10,538 positive test results 448 deaths (Previous day: 9,784 positive test results 380 deaths)
RI: 2,015 positive test results 49 deaths (Previous day: 1,727 positive test results 43 deaths)
NY: 170,512 positive test results 7844 deaths (Previous day: 159,937 positive test results 7067 deaths)
Worth Watching:

Worth Reading:
April 10 Case Map

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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