Update July 8 – Education Plans Coming Together

NH school reopening guidance expected to be released soon

Governor says guidance will be comprehensive, flexible


doeN.H. School Reopening Task Force Sends Recommendations To Gov. Sununu

After nearly seven weeks of working group meetings and a statewide survey, a task force convened by the N.H. DOE issued pandemic reopening guidelines.

Equipping Teachers to Help Students Returning from Remote Instruction

Two free options build on successful Department UDL Programs

2 more NH COVID-19 deaths announced


More than 23,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans given to NH businesses, feds say


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 7th, 2020

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, DHHS announced 19 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,932 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Rockingham (3) Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (2).


Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 577 (10%) of 5,932 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors.


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

• 1 female resident of Hillsborough 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 86
  • Carroll 64
  • Cheshire 74
  • Coos 9
  • Grafton 88
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,133
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1577
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 651
  • Merrimack 420
  • Rockingham 1499
  • Strafford 295
  • Sullivan 35
  • County TBD 1

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

(data updated July 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 5,932
  • Recovered 4,758 (80%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 384 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 790
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 577 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 24

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 128,511
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 20,509
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 32,898
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 333
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,450

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive Cases

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: 5,932 positive test results 384 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,782 positive test results 371 deaths) (+211/+28)

MA: 110,338  positive test results 8,213 deaths (1 week ago: 108,882  positive test results 8,054 deaths) (+1443/+165)

ME: 3,440 positive test results 110 deaths (1 week ago: 3,253 positive test results 105 deaths)

VT: 1,254 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,208 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  47,033  positive test results 4,338 deaths (1 week ago: 46,514  positive test results 4,322 deaths)

RI: 17,154 positive test results 969 deaths (1 week ago: 16,813 positive test results 950 deaths)

NY:  402,928 positive test results 31,934 deaths (1 week ago: 398,142 positive test results 31,776 deaths) (+4,287/+806)


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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