COVID Summary for 4/18

I’ve been getting questions regarding unemployment payments. I will get clarifications for you this week. In the meanwhile, please do not use Facebook messages to ask me questions. I get tons of spam and may miss your message. You can call me at 603-826-5940, or even better email me at That lets me group messages by category, and then I can get the same information to all those who are affected by it.

~ Steve

Worth Watching:
Worth Reading:

Governor Chris Sununu Letter to Education Leaders

Link: Letter to Education Leaders

WMUR: 2 volunteer groups have donated thousands of masks they made

“Theresa and Emily Walker started the Sewing Battalion, a volunteer group of about 500 people. So far, they’ve made thousands of masks.”

Link: 2 volunteer groups have donated thousands of masks they made

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 18, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,342 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those cases with complete information, there are two males under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Strafford (8), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (5).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 192 (14%) of 1,342 cases. 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.

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire


County Cases
Belknap 25
Carroll 30
Cheshire 28
Coos 2
Grafton 45
Hillsborough – Other 188
Hillsborough – Manchester 241
Hillsborough – Nashua 123
Merrimack 92
Rockingham 466
Strafford 92
Sullivan 10
Grand Total 1342
NH Persons with COVID-19 1 1,342
Recovered 513 (38)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 38 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 791
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 192 (14%)
Current Hospitalizations 2 85
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 3 12,082
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 6,209
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 4 316
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,200

1 Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2 Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

4 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.


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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