COVID Summary for 4/21

NH Banker’s Association: PPP Depleted, but Thousands of Small Businesses Have Benefitted

According to a press release from the NH Banker’s Association, the SBA reports that 11,582 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been approved by all lenders in NH. These loans are totaling over $2 billion. 

The NH Banker’s Association reports that as of April 16th, 30 of the 36 members of the Association have provided the following data: 

  • # of PPP loans approved: 7,408

  • Value of PPP loans approved: $1,521,120,749

  • Jobs saved: 38,361

As of this afternoon, the Senate has reached a deal to that would allocate $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, per CNBC. 

Link: NH Banker’s Association Press Release

WMUR: Unemployment payments go out to tens of thousands of Granite Staters

“Help is on the way for those struggling with unemployment in New Hampshire, as state officials said more than 50,000 payments were sent out Tuesday morning, including the $600 per week stipend from the federal government.”

“Many people who have applied for benefits have continued to express frustrations with the system, experiencing long delays on the phone as they wait to get their questions answered. Lavers said the state doubled its call center capacity over the weekend, so wait times should decrease.”

“”Folks can go back later in the day, I would say after 5 o’clock,” he said. “We are open until 8 o’clock to answer those calls.””

Link: Unemployment payments go out to tens of thousands of Granite Staters

The Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR), will hold a meeting of the Legislative Advisory Board Wednesday 22, 2020.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

GOFERR Meeting of the Legislative Advisory Board

1:00 PM

Call-in: 800-356-8278

PIN: 389388

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 21, 2020 

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,491 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 with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (5), Rockingham (4), and Belknap (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.


Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 206 (14%) of 1,491 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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 reported no new deaths attributable to COVID-19 in yesterday’s data.

Cases by County

Belknap 28

Carroll 30
Cheshire 30
Coos 2
Grafton 45
Hillsborough – Other 200
Hillsborough – Manchester 287
Hillsborough – Nashua 139
Merrimack 101
Rockingham 493
Strafford 112
Sullivan 10

County TBD 14

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated April 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 1,491
Recovered 546 (37%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 42 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 903
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 206 (14%)
Current Hospitalizations 94
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 13,550
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 6,874
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4 225

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,450

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Look-back period is now 1 week.
NH: 1,491 positive test results 42 deaths  (1 week ago: 1,091 positive test results 27 deaths)
MA: 41,199 positive test results 1961 deaths (1 week ago: 28,163 positive test results 957 deaths)
ME: 888 positive test results 36 deaths (1 week ago: 734 positive test results 20 deaths)
VT: 818 positive test results 40 deaths (1 week ago: 752 positive test results 29 deaths )
CT: 20,360 positive test results 1423 deaths (1 week ago: 13,989 positive test results 671 deaths)
RI: 5,500  positive test results 171 deaths (1 week ago: 3,251 positive test results 80 deaths)
NY: 251,720 positive test results 14,828 deaths (1 week ago: 202,208 positive test results 10,834 deaths)

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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