May 14 News and Updates

Governor Chris Sununu Directs State and U.S. Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Declares Law Enforcement Memorial Week

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that in accordance with the President’s proclamation recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day, all U.S. and State flags in the State of New Hampshire should be flown at half-staff on May 15, 2020, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Governor Sununu has also proclaimed the week of May 10-16, 2020 as Law Enforcement Memorial week in the State of New Hampshire.

“During this Law Enforcement Memorial Week, we are especially grateful for the bravery and dedication of the men and women who serve to keep New Hampshire’s communities safe and strong,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “New Hampshire’s law enforcement officers exemplify the time-honored American ideals of public service – a commitment that is especially appreciated during these difficult times.”

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 13, 2020 
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, DHHS announced 63 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,299 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. More than 1,900 COVID-19 tests were reported to DHHS on May 12, the highest one-day total to be reported to date.
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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (11), Merrimack (6), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (9). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.
Seven new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 326 (10%) of 3,299 cases.
Community Based Transmission
Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors.
DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

• 1 female resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County
Belknap 47

Carroll 37
Cheshire 45


Coos 2
Grafton 58
Hillsborough – Other 533
Hillsborough – Manchester 750
Hillsborough – Nashua 309
Merrimack 256
Rockingham 1021
Strafford 201
Sullivan 14

County TBD 26

May13 Case Map
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 13, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191 3,299
Recovered 1,236 (37%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 150 (4.5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,913
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 326 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations 126
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories 35,876
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 13,984
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 735

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,375

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: 3,299 positive test results 150 deaths  (1 week ago: 2,740 positive test results 111 deaths) (+559/+39)
MA: 80,497  positive test results 5315 deaths (1 week ago: 72,025 positive test results 4420 deaths) (+8472/+895)
ME: 1,515 positive test results 66 deaths (1 week ago: 1264 positive test results 62 deaths)
VT: 929 positive test results 53 deaths (1 week ago: 908 positive test results 53 deaths)
CT:  34,855  positive test results 3125 deaths (1 week ago: 30,995 positive test results 2718 deaths)
RI: 11,835 positive test results 462 deaths (1 week ago: 10,205 positive test results 370 deaths)
NY:  345,828 positive test results 27,450 deaths (1 week ago: 329,405 positive test results 25720 deaths) (+16423/+1730)

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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