COVID Summary for 4/30

Updated rules and reopening

Today, Governor Chris Sununu will hold a press conference at 3:00 PM to provide an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. I expect that there will be information regarding modifying the stay at home order and updates from GOFERR about getting things moving again responsibly.

Proposed rules for all businesses

Economic Re-Opening Task Force

Meeting Minutes/Recordings/Presentations

3-Part video: Employment official Richard Lavers answers viewer questions

If you were looking for more information on where the unemployment claims process stands at this time, please take a few moments to watch these segments.
Task force approves proposals to reopen parts of NH’s economy, pending governor’s decision

Plane arrives from China carrying thousands of pounds of protective gear
New COVID-19 business rules provide road map to reopening
Requiring hairstylists and their customers to wear masks, quarantining clothes after they’re tried on and maintaining existing precautions are expected in the plan Gov. Chris Sununu will present Friday to reopen the state’s businesses in stages while extending the stay-at-home order.
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 30, 2020 
On Thursday, April 30, 2020, DHHS announced 96 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,146 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (32), Rockingham (23), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (18), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 262 (12%) of 2,146 cases. Current hospitalizations stand at 112.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors.

DHHS has also announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• Two female residents of Hillsborough County, who were 60 years of age or older
• Two male residents of Rockingham County, who were both 60 years of age older
• One female resident of Rockingham County, who was 60 years of age older

• One female resident of Strafford County, who was 60 years of age older

Cases by County

Belknap 34

Carroll 31
Cheshire 40
Coos 2
Grafton 50
Hillsborough – Other 316
Hillsborough – Manchester 455
Hillsborough – Nashua 193
Merrimack 177
Rockingham 692
Strafford 141
Sullivan 12
County TBD 3
April 30 Case Map
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 2,146
Recovered 980 (46%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 72 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,094
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 262 (12%)
Current Hospitalizations 112
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 19,903
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 9,468
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 302
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,700
Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Look-back period is now 1 week.
NH: 2146 positive test results 72 deaths  (1 week ago: 1,670 positive test results 51 deaths) (+476 / +21)
MA: 62,205 positive test results 3562 deaths (1 week ago: 46,023 positive test results 2360 deaths) (+16182 / +1202)
ME: 1,095 positive test results 53 deaths (1 week ago: 937 positive test results 44 deaths)
VT: 866 positive test results 49 deaths (1 week ago: 825 positive test results 43 deaths )
CT: 27,700 positive test results 2257 deaths (1 week ago: 23,100 positive test results 1639 deaths)
RI: 8,621 positive test results 266 deaths (1 week ago: 6,256  positive test results 189 deaths )
NY:  309,696 positive test results 23,616 deaths (1 week ago: 263,460 positive test results 15,740 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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