July 14 – Education Update

Plans for the fall are coming together. Some of this should be addressed at today’s press conference, and more importantly, you can hear from the source by attending a meeting remotely next week. The information is below ~ Steve

Presentations: TUESDAY, JULY 21

  • 9:00 a.m. School Reopening Task Force Recommendations and Follow Up Guidance – Commissioner Edelblutdoe
  • 9:30 a.m. Superintendents Panel
  • 10:00 a.m. Employee Guidance
  • 10:20 a.m. Access Issues
  • 11:20 a.m. Policy and Regulations

Members of the public may attend using the following links:
1. To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92277769775
2. Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 1-301-715-8592, or 1-312-626-6799, or 1-929-205-6099, or 1-253-215-8782, or 1-346-248-7799, or 1-669-900-6833
3. Or iPhone one-tap: 13126266799,,92277769775# or +19292056099,,92277769775#
4. Webinar ID: 922 7776 9775
5. To view on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBZdtrjRnQdmg2MPMiWrA
The following email will be monitored throughout the meeting by someone who can assist with and alert the committee to any technical issues: remotesenate@leg.state.nh.us or call (603-271-3043).

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 13th, 2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020, DHHS announced 16 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,068 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 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside Merrimack (4), Rockingham (3), Belknap (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (3).


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 589 (10%) of 6,068 cases.

Community Based Transmission

 Four of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No Additional Deaths Reported by DHHS

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive Cases

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 91
  • Carroll 67
  • Cheshire 76
  • Coos 11
  • Grafton 92
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,158
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1598
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 677
  • Merrimack 430
  • Rockingham 1526
  • Strafford 301
  • Sullivan 36
  • County TBD 5

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

(data updated July 13, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,068
  • Recovered 5,056 (83%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 391 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 621
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 589 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 24

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 136,028
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 21,638
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 33,628
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 408
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,550

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: 6,068 positive test results 391 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,914 positive test results 382 deaths) (+154/+9)

MA: 111,827  positive test results 8330 deaths (1 week ago: 110,137  positive test results 8198 deaths) (+1690/+132)

ME: 3,558 positive test results 114 deaths (1 week ago: 3,423 positive test results 109 deaths)

VT: 1,301 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,251 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  47,510  positive test results 4,371 deaths (1 week ago: 46,976  positive test results 4,338 deaths)

RI: 17,487 positive test results 984 deaths (1 week ago: 16,991 positive test results 960 deaths)

NY:  406,962 positive test results 32,075 deaths (1 week ago: 402,338 positive test results 31,911 deaths) (+4,624/+164)


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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