COVID Summary for 5/7

Unemployment Benefits
I am still working with people to get them signed up. Even if you don’t think you qualify, apply anyway. Most pf the rules have been relaxed. If you can not work because of COVID, go to and apply. If you want more information first, you can call or email me (603-826-5940 or or call the NH Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700. ~Steve

WMUR: Gov. Chris Sununu answers viewer questions regarding COVID-19 in New Hampshire

“The governor was live in WMUR’s studios Wednesday during News 9 at 5:30 to answer viewer questions about the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Link: Gov. Chris Sununu answers viewer questions regarding COVID-19 in New Hampshire

Union Leader: NH expands testing as 19 new deaths reported; long-term care facilities with most revealed

“Gov. Chris Sununu announced plans to dramatically expand testing on New Hampshire’s deadliest day of the COVID-19 crisis, with 19 deaths reported, by far the most since the pandemic began.

Under the expanded testing protocol, anyone with a single symptom will be permitted to schedule a test even without a doctor’s recommendation.

Those eligible for testing at five sites across the state also will include people without symptoms but who are at a greater risk of contracting the virus, including people over 60, anyone with a chronic medical condition such as asthma or diabetes and all health care workers, Sununu said.”

Link: NH expands testing as 19 new deaths reported; long-term care facilities with most revealed

State encourages people to sign up for COVID-19 testing
Since the state launched its new portal for anyone with symptoms to request testing, about 2,200 people have signed up. Anyone 60 years or older or who has underlying conditions can also get an appointment to get tested.
N.H. DOE Offers Guidance to High Schools Planning Graduation Ceremonies
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 7, 2020 

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,843 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 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new case.


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 308 (11%) of 2,843 cases. Current hospitalizations stand at XXX.


Community Based Transmission

Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. no identified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
• 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

• 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

Cases by County
May8 Case Map
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated May 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 2,843
Recovered 1,165 (41%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 114 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,564
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 308 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations 113
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 27,829
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 11,797
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 532

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,050

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: 2,843 positive test results 114 deaths  (1 week ago: 2146 positive test results 72 deaths) (+697/+42)
MA: 73,721 positive test results 4552 deaths (1 week ago: 62,205 positive test results 3562 deaths) (+11516/+990)
ME: 1,330 positive test results 62 deaths (1 week ago: 1,095 positive test results 53 deaths)
VT: 916 positive test results 54 deaths (1 week ago: 866 positive test results 49 deaths)
CT: 31,784 positive test results 2792 deaths (1 week ago: 27,700 positive test results 2257 deaths)
RI: 10,530 positive test results 388 deaths (1 week ago: 8,621 positive test results 266 deaths)
NY:  332,931 positive test results 26206 deaths (1 week ago: 309,696 positive test results 23,616 deaths) (+23235/+2590)


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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