Rural Areas are better than they know

canstoveDon’t get too mad at the next article

I have to apologize, but this article really got my back up. I was shocked, shocked, (heavy sarcasm) to hear ivory tower academics express concern about how those of us in the boonies would deal with the pandemic. They found that we care about our communities and help each other. Amazing. ~ Steve

Dartmouth report finds rural areas adapted well to pandemic

Concord Monitor – Dartmouth Report

Governor’s Orders

I was asked where the list of orders can be found. There are several resources you should see.

  • Safer at Home – This lists guidelines for activities that are reopening
  • Executive Orders – This lusts all executive orders issued by Governor Sununu in 2020
  • COVID – Orders – These are just the orders related to the pandemic

Economic reopening task force discusses NH phase two guidelines

15 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced in NH, second day of no new deaths reported

Plan advances to open restaurants for more indoor dining

Canobie Lake Park set to open with limited capacity in July

Map of Current Positive Cases

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 23, 2020

Current/Active: 929 cases, 54 hospitalizations, 339 deaths.

Totals: 5,558 positive test results, 558 hospitalizations, 4,290 recoveries, 339 deaths.

On Monday, June 22, 2020, DHHS announced 15 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,558 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, all are adults with 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Rockingham (3), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.


Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 558 (10%) of 5,558 cases.

Community Based Transmission

 One of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No additional deaths reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 78
  • Carroll 52
  • Cheshire 64
  • Coos 6
  • Grafton 76
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,080
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1473
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 581
  • Merrimack 397
  • Rockingham 1439
  • Strafford 285
  • Sullivan 24
  • County TBD 3

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

(data updated June 23, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 5,558

  • Recovered 4,290 (77%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 339 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 929
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 558 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 54

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 108,158
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 17,822
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 31,269
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 67
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,300

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 5,558 positive test results 339 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,345 positive test results 320 deaths) (+213/+19)

MA: 107,210  positive test results 7,873 deaths (1 week ago: 105,690  positive test results 7,646 deaths) (+1520/+227)

ME: 2,971 positive test results 102 deaths (1 week ago: 2,588 positive test results 99 deaths)

VT: 1,163 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,128 positive test results 55 deaths)

CT:  45,782  positive test results 4,263 deaths (1 week ago: 45,235  positive test results 4,204 deaths)

RI: 16,459 positive test results 903 deaths (1 week ago: 16,093 positive test results 851 deaths)

NY:  393,257 positive test results 30,934 deaths (1 week ago: 388,719 positive test results 30,645 deaths) (+4,538/+289)

Click to access covid-19-update-06222020.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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