COVID Summary for 5/5

Masks and other equipment

I received a lot of questions regarding where businesses who are reopening can get masks. Application information, as well as other information for businesses from the Department of Business and Economic Affairs can be found at Update for NH Businesses

Federal efforts

For information regarding federal planning for reopening, please see Federal COVID Update May 5 2020

Supply chain

There were also questions about how states receive PPE and other supplies. To learn more about this supply chain and how it works, please see Masks and Other PPE – Project Air Bridge


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
GOFERR Meeting of the Bipartisan Legislative Advisory Board
  • 1:00 PM
  • Call-in: 800-356-8278
  • PIN: 389388
Governor’s Economic Re-opening Task Force

Business Liability Issues | Religious Organizations | Dentistry

  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Call-in: 1-800-356-8278 or 1-857-444-0744
    Pin: 194499 or 600744
Broad eligibility for unemployment benefits will continue, governor says
New Hampshire has launched a new web portal to help people sign up for unemployment benefits.
State issues guidelines for in-person graduation ceremonies
State education officials said Tuesday that in-person graduation ceremonies can still be held in New Hampshire, but only if students are easily able to physically distance themselves.
State sets rules for cities, towns to apply for COVID-19 grants
City and town officials have until June 1 to make their first requests for reimbursement of COVID-19-related expenses from a $32 million pool, Gov. Chris Sununu’s office announced Tuesday.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 4, 2020 

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,636 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The number of tests reported today is lower due to specimens collected during Saturday or Sunday, when healthcare providers typically see fewer patients. 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 are four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5) Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.


Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 295 (11%) of 2,636 cases. Current hospitalizations stand at 115.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors.


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

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

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

May6 Case Map
Cases by County

Belknap 40

Carroll 34
Cheshire 41
Coos 2
Grafton 54
Hillsborough – Other 371
Hillsborough – Manchester 568
Hillsborough – Nashua 242
Merrimack 206
Rockingham 888
Strafford 163
Sullivan 12

County TBD 15

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

(data updated May 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 2,636
Recovered 1,105 (42%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 92 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,439
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 295 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations2 115
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories3 25,097
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 10,619
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4 79

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,875

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:
Look-back period is 1 week.
NH: 2,636 positive test results 92 deaths  (1 week ago: 2010 positive test results 60 deaths) (+626/ +32)
MA: 70,271 positive test results 4212 deaths (1 week ago: 58,302 positive test results 3153 deaths) (+11969/ +1059)
ME: 1226 positive test results 61 deaths (1 week ago: 1,040 positive test results 51 deaths)
VT: 907 positive test results 53 deaths (1 week ago: 862 positive test results 47 deaths)
CT: 30,621 positive test results 2633 deaths (1 week ago: 26,312 positive test results 2089 deaths)
RI: 9,933 positive test results 355 deaths (1 week ago: 7,926  positive test results 239 deaths)
NY:  326,659 positive test results 25028 deaths (1 week ago: 295,137 positive test results 17638 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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