Monday June 15 -a new scenario

NH reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

State health officials on Sunday announced 21 new positive cases and two additional deaths due to COVID-19, putting the death toll at 320 in New Hampshire.

The state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said eight of the new cases involved residents of Manchester, putting the total number of cases in the Queen City at 1,399. There have been a total of 5,318 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Granite State. Read more at

Point: Technology Can’t Replace In-Person Jury Trials, but It May Help During a Pandemic

It is essential that courts develop plans to adapt jury trials to our current public health crisis.

Thousands of defendants are currently in limbo around the country awaiting trial as COVID-19 has kept jurors out of court. The use of video technology to facilitate remote jury trials, however, must be implemented with caution.

At a time when virtual court proceedings are becoming the norm in North Texas, Collin County became the first in the United States to experiment with virtual jury trials last week. The judge who oversaw the county’s first non-binding summary jury trial commented in an interview that its success “showed us jurors can appear remotely.” Read more at

NH restaurants prepare to resume indoor dining Monday


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 14, 2020 

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,318 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 are three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (3), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (8). Please note that the previous day’s update reported the number of tests conducted at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) on June 12, rather than the number of persons whose specimens were tested. The PHL testing data has been updated below.


There were no new hospitalized cases identified for a total of 513 (10%) of 5,318 cases.

Community Based Transmission

None of the new cases had unidentified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 74
  • Carroll 49
  • Cheshire 60
  • Coos 6
  • Grafton 76
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,002
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1399
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 541
  • Merrimack 391
  • Rockingham 1412
  • Strafford 278
  • Sullivan 25
  • County TBD 5

Click to access covid-19-update-06142020.pdf



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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