July 27 Update

SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A


Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.

The webinar will cover:

  • SCORE http://www.score.org
  • EIDL and PPP updates
  • Paid sick and family leave dollar-for-dollar reimbursement instructions

As always, we’ll save time to answer your individual questions. We welcome your questions in advance, just email info@nfib.org.

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Big shortfalls in State revenues/funds put new investments in health & education at risk


Uptick in unemployment claims could signal return of layoffs


NH reports 68 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths over weekend


Schools look to use redistricting bond to cover remote learning costs


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 26th, 2020

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, DHHS announced 23 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,436 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Strafford (3), Grafton (2), Rockingham (2), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3).


Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 688 (11%) of 6,436 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Four of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No additional deaths reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 101
  • Carroll 79
  • Cheshire 81
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 101
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,204
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1734
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 730
  • Merrimack 451
  • Rockingham 1582
  • Strafford 319
  • Sullivan 38

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

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

(data updated July 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,436
  • Recovered 5,438 (84%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 409 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 589
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 688 (11%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 20

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 153,609
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 26,428
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,037
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 235
  • 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: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,436 positive test results 409 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,203 positive test results 398 deaths) (+233/+11)

MA: 115,637  positive test results 8529 deaths (1 week ago: 113,534  positive test results 8431 deaths) (+2103/+98)

ME: 3,814 positive test results 119 deaths (1 week ago: 3,687 positive test results 117 deaths)

VT: 1,400 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,350 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  48,776  positive test results 4,413 deaths (1 week ago: 47,893  positive test results 4,396 deaths)

RI: 18,224 positive test results 1002 deaths (1 week ago: 17,793 positive test results 990 deaths)

NY:  416,443 positive test results 32,305 deaths (1 week ago: 411,515 positive test results 32,187 deaths) (+4,928/+118)


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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