July 28 Update

Comparing what is happening here to other countries is interesting, and difficult. Many countries are the size of our states, so when we see higher numbers in the United States, that context matters. Still, whatever the totals, we are not seeing the right trends. Here is a comparison to other continents, which makes more sense than country to country.




If most people act sensibly and do what they can, we may avoid a second wave of restrictions. Let’s be careful out there, unlike the Mayor of Southampton, NY.  ~ Steve




Coronavirus: European countries tighten controls amid COVID-19 second wave fears

“Across Europe, countries are taking measures to avoid being overwhelmed by another wave of COVID-19 infections.

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK on Monday passed 300,000 and in Germany, Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Helge Braun urged Germans to bring the recent daily case numbers of more than 800 daily cases, back down below 500.

The coronavirus pandemic “continues to accelerate,” with a doubling of cases over the last six weeks, the World Health Organization chief said.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said nearly 16 million cases have now been reported to the UN health agency, with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide.”


Absentee ballots now available for voters through city, town clerks’ offices


Sununu to end ban on reusable shopping bags


7 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced in NH, no new deaths


School districts looking for decisions from parents as they plan for September


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 27th, 2020

On Monday, July 27, 2020, DHHS announced 7 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,441 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 29% being female and 71% being male. The new cases reside in Carroll (2), Cheshire (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (1) and Nashua (1).


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 689 (11%) of 6,441 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 101
  • Carroll 81
  • Cheshire 82
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 101
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,204
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1734
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 731
  • Merrimack 452
  • Rockingham 1581
  • Strafford 320
  • Sullivan 38

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

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

(data updated July 27, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,441

  • Recovered 5,625 (87%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 409 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 407
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 689 (11%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 20

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 155,141
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 26,461
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,123
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 36
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,225

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: 6,441 positive test results 409 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,249 positive test results 398 deaths) (+192/+11)

MA: 115,926  positive test results 8536 deaths (1 week ago: 113,789  positive test results 8433 deaths) (+2137/+103)

ME: 3,832 positive test results 119 deaths (1 week ago: 3,711 positive test results 117 deaths)

VT: 1,402 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,360 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  48,983  positive test results 4,418 deaths (1 week ago: 48,055  positive test results 4,406 deaths)

RI: 18,515 positive test results 1004 deaths (1 week ago: 17,904 positive test results 995 deaths)

NY:  417,056 positive test results 32,322 deaths (1 week ago: 412,034 positive test results 32,203 deaths) (+5,022/+119)



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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