June 18 Update

Statistics on Safety

An article was circulated recently rating various types of activities in terms of virus risk. As with most things, there is more to consider than the headline. The numbers have no methodology based on studies or research. It was the opinion of 4 people, who are also medical professionals. This doesn’t mean they are wrong, but we also don;t know if they are right. Judge for yourself, and maybe read this.



4 more COVID-19 deaths announced in NH; 73 more cases confirmed


NH long-term care facilities prepare to accept visitors


Reopening task force mulls relaxing restrictions on child care, restaurants


Governor answers viewer questions about COVID-19 response


COVID created backlog of tax returns, so some still waiting for refunds


Sununu says final round of business guidance will be released soon


NH universities face big deficits as they prepare for fall semester under COVID-19


Lost summer: Many day, residential camps closed


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 17, 2020

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, DHHS announced 73 new positive test results for COVID-19, approximately 75% of which were associated with recurring testing of residents and staff at three long term care facilities experiencing an outbreak. Of the 73 new cases, 19 were not associated with a long term care facility. There have now been 5,436 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 70% being female and 30% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (30), Rockingham (4), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (11).


Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 531 (10%) of 5,436 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Four of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

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

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 74
  • Carroll 49
  • Cheshire 63
  • Coos 6
  • Grafton 75
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,040
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1444
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 564
  • Merrimack 392
  • Rockingham 1422
  • Strafford 280
  • Sullivan 24
  • County TBD 3

Map of Current Positive Cases

Click to access covid-19-update-06172020.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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