COVID Summary for 5/2

References for you

Governor’s Emergency Orders

Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services – COVID-19

NH DHHS Resources and Guidance

Mobile Testing Today

  • Sunday, May 3 rd :  Cheshire County
    Cheshire Medical Center (Drive-thru outside of hospital), 580 Court St, Keene, NH
    11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Anyone exhibiting one or more symptoms (including mild ones) should call their healthcare providers to request a COVID-19 test; the Covid19 Coordinating Office will then contact the resident to schedule a test in the most appropriate location.  If a resident does not have a provider or insurance, they should please contact 2-1-1 for assistance in scheduling a test.  Testing is also available through primary care offices, hospitals, healthcare systems, municipal health departments and ConvenientMD Urgent Centers.

For any questions about the testing, please call NH 2-1-1.

State of New Hampshire Secures 4M+ Masks for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Today, Governor Chris Sununu, Veterans Affairs (VA) Deputy Secretary Pam Powers, Dean Kamen, and members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation will greet a plane and unload over 110,000 pounds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from a FedEx cargo plane on the tarmac of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport — the largest shipment destined for New Hampshire to date.

maskplane“When VA Secretary Robert Wilkie reached out to me I knew this was a mission New Hampshire could take on,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “We owe those on the frontlines taking care of our veterans the protection they deserve. I give a lot of credit to Secretary Wilkie for leaving no stone unturned in his search for equipment, and I am honored that the State of New Hampshire could help VA hospitals across the country.”

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to work with New Hampshire as part of our ongoing effort to ensure our hospitals have access to the equipment they need to take care of our nation’s Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Governor Sununu and his team are demonstrating the spirit of service that should serve as an example to all Americans.”

The State of New Hampshire purchased the entire shipment of PPE and will be distributing supplies to the areas of greatest need across the state as part of its ongoing effort to respond to the COVID19 global pandemic. The State of New Hampshire secured this new shipment of PPE with the help of inventor Dean Kamen and others. Roughly 4.5 million masks on the plane will be sent to the VA for their distribution. The VA will reimburse the State of New Hampshire for the 4.5 million masks.

The FedEx cargo plane departed Shanghai, China, last night, and is wheels up to New Hampshire after passing through United States Customs in Anchorage, Alaska early this morning.

Additional Funds Received to Support Local Non-Profits Adapt to Challenges From COVID-19
 
Contact: Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network, GSCPHN@hitchcock.org or 203-598-5032
NEWPORT, NH – At a special meeting of the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on April 10th, BOC members approved accepting an additional $25,000 grant award from Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital) to support non-profits in the Greater Sullivan County area. The County will continue to act as the fiscal agent for the program and award funds based on requests that are approved by the Greater Sullivan County COVID-19 Community Response Coalition.
The program is intended to support non-profits who are experiencing increased challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Including this most recent contribution, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), with support from D-H Philanthropy and private donors, has provided a total of $55,000 for the program of which $36,000 has been dispersed to nine local organizations. The funding to organizations from the Relief Fund include but are not limited to: Access and Expansion of Technology/ Telecommuting Needs for Organizations and Schools, Personal Protective Equipment and Needs for Essential Workers, and Food Access.
Sullivan County Manager Derek Ferland is not surprised at how quickly this program came together. “Dartmouth-Hitchcock approached the county and gave $30,000 to kickstart the program right away. It underscores the positive impact D-H makes in our region—they are a great partner and team player. Together, along with the Greater Sullivan County Regional Public Health Network and the Region1 Integrated Delivery Network, the county is helping to connect our local non-profits with emergency funding and other resources during a time when they need it most.”
Here’s an example of how the fast response has helped the Claremont Senior Center. According to Thomas Liveston, the Center’s grant coordinator and finance committee chair, “Our center has relied on rental income to operate for years. With the stay at home order due to COVID-19, we have been unable to pay bills. These funds will help us to pay these debts and remain operational and serve the seniors in the greater Claremont area.”
All non-profit community support organizations are encouraged to apply. The Community Response Coalition is working to determine the needs of the community and access additional funds. If your organization has a critical need, please complete the attached form and scan and email to: GSCPHN@hitchcock.org. In addition to funds, the coalition also is providing technical assistance to organizations.
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to D-H Philanthropy, D- H Population Health and the many donors who have contributed to the Greater Sullivan County COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. DH (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital) made a generous donation to kick off this campaign and we’d like to invite you to join us. If you are interested in contributing to this community fund, please call Sharon Callum at 603-863-2560 or email sharonjc@sullivancountynh.gov with instructions about how you would like to make a donation. The county can support checks and wire transfers and Sharon can provide further instructions to support your donation.

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

(data updated as of May 2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-191 2,429
Recovered 1.017 (46%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 84 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,238
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 277 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations 2 103
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 3 25,964
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 10,097
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 4 220
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,800

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.

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About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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