July 29 Update – Schools and NASCAR

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count


More than 1,300 Americans died from the virus yesterday, the highest one-day number since late May. More than 4,366,900 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 149,700 have died, according to a New York Times database. Interactive maps and detailed data can be found at NY Times – Latest Map and Case Count

Fall Mountain releases hybrid plan for the fall

LANGDON — The Fall Mountain Regional School District plans to open the 2020-2021 school year using a hybrid instructional model, with students attending classes at their school building on alternate days, according to district officials.

Fall Mountain Regional School District Superintendent Lori Landry discussed the framework of the district’s reopening plan at the Fall Mountain School Board meeting Monday night. Approximately 50 people, including school officials, parents and stakeholders, joined the meeting by Google Meet to hear the plan.

While some components of the plan are still in development, Landry said the overall framework will split students into smaller cohorts and alternate their days of attendance in their designated school in an effort to reduce occupancy in buildings and busses and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.” More at Eagle Times


USDA Announces a Third Round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program Purchases

Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will launch a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases with distributions to occur beginning by September 1 with completion by October 31, 2020. The purchases will spend the balance of $3 billion authorized for the program. So far, over 46 million Farmers to Families Food Boxes have been invoiced and delivered.

“This third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases is a testament to the great work done by vendors in support of American agriculture and the American people. It is also a testament that the program is accomplishing what we intended – supporting U.S. farmers and distributors and getting food to those who need it most. It’s a real trifecta, which is why we call it a win-win-win,” said Secretary Perdue. “The efforts of everyone involved form the backbone of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and its goal to help fill the hunger gap in all of our communities.” More information at USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

Sununu announces scholarships from CARES Act money


NH public health officials tracking slight uptick in COVID-19 cases


NH to examine ventilation systems of long-term care facilities as 59 new COVID-19 cases reported


Upcoming NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to include changes for fans and drivers


Concord school officials detail proposal for school return


NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 28th, 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, DHHS announced 59 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,500 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Carroll (3), Cheshire (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Grafton (2), and Strafford (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (15) and Nashua (5).


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 690 (11%) of 6,500 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No additional deaths reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 101
  • Carroll 84
  • Cheshire 85
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,207
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1749
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 736
  • Merrimack 452
  • Rockingham 1607
  • Strafford 322
  • Sullivan 38

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

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

(data updated July 28, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,500
  • Recovered 5,688 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 409 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 403
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 690 (11%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 21

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 156,083
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 26,524
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,184
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 257
  • 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: 6,500 positive test results 409 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,262 positive test results 400 deaths) (+238/+9)

MA: 116,182  positive test results 8551 deaths (1 week ago: 114,033  positive test results 8450 deaths) (+2149/+101)

ME: 3,838 positive test results 121 deaths (1 week ago: 3,723 positive test results 118 deaths)

VT: 1,405 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,366 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  49,077  positive test results 4,423 deaths (1 week ago: 48,096  positive test results 4,406 deaths)

RI: 18,725 positive test results 1005 deaths (1 week ago: 17,986 positive test results 996 deaths)

NY:  417,591 positive test results 32,333 deaths (1 week ago: 412,889 positive test results 32,218 deaths) (+4,702/+115)


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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