June 25 Update – Slow and steady

Governors Office For Economic Relief and Recovery

GOFERR administers many relief programs and grants. They also work on other issues and you can participate. If you want information from GOFERR, you can submit inquiries at https://new-hampshire.secure.force.com/support/GOV_GOFERR_Inquiry

New cases, hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests have been on the rise for weeks, indicators that the coronavirus is spreading rapidly. Since late May, the average number of newly reported cases each day has more than doubled to about 3,500, up from 1,500. That is not just the result of more testing: The percentage of tests coming back positive has soared from 4.5 percent to about 9 percent. Hospitalizations are also on the rise. Texas has surpassed more than 100,000 cases, joining a small club of only six other states to do so — New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and Florida. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/us/coronavirus-texas-abbott-masks.html

4 more COVID-19 deaths reported in NH as current hospitalizations hit new low


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Health officials say time isn’t right to allow hairstylists in long-term care facilities


Plymouth State University students return to classes Aug. 24


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 24, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,598 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 70% being female and 30% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), Grafton (1), Rockingham (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for one new case


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 558 (10%) of 5,598 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Two 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

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

• 2 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 78
  • Carroll 52
  • Cheshire 66
  • Coos 6
  • Grafton 77
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,089
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1489
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 585
  • Merrimack 400
  • Rockingham 1443
  • Strafford 286
  • Sullivan 25
  • County TBD 2

Map of Current Positive Cases

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

(data updated June 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 5,598
  • Recovered 4,358 (78%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 347 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 893
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 558 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 49

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 111,566
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 18,082
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 31,386
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 155
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,400

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 5,598 positive test results 347 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,436 positive test results 330 deaths) (+162/+17)

MA: 107,611  positive test results 7,937 deaths (1 week ago: 106,151  positive test results 7733 deaths) (+1460/+204)

ME: 3,017 positive test results 103 deaths (1 week ago: 2,836 positive test results 102 deaths)

VT: 1,184 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1130 positive test results 55 deaths)

CT:  45,913  positive test results 4,287 deaths (1 week ago: 45,429  positive test results 4219 deaths)

RI: 16,606 positive test results 912 deaths (1 week ago: 16,213 positive test results 876 deaths)

NY:  394,430 positive test results 31,001 deaths (1 week ago: 389,910 positive test results 30,722 deaths) (+4,520/+279)


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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