August 3 Update

masksplease_badart_store_littletonnh062020_tuohyCommunities Across N.H. Weigh Mask Ordinances This Week

Several New Hampshire towns will vote this week on whether to require residents to wear face masks in public. The votes come as New Hampshire remains the only state in the region without a statewide mask mandate. See NHPR

Science and Practices to Keep Workers Safe

Project ECHO at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered. This telementoring model uses video-conferencing technology to connect participants with experts at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. ECHO® sessions use case-based learning to provide education.

As employers begin returning to more normal operations, Project ECHO has some excellent resources for businesses and employers to access.
A recording on “Science and Practices to Keep Workers Safe” can be accessed with this link:

Plane with hundreds of thousands of pieces of PPE for VA facilities arrives in NH

Another shipment of personal protective equipment touched down in Manchester on Saturday, and much of it is destined for Veterans Affairs facilities across the country.

The chartered FedEx Boeing 777-200 is the largest cargo plane to ever land at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, and it was carrying critical supplies to keep people safe.

It’s becoming almost a weekly occurrence: a planeload of personal protective equipment delivered to New Hampshire from China. To date, more than 1,200 tons of PPE has been secured by inventor Dean Kamen, made possible through partnerships in the public and private sectors.

“Once we started getting all this really high-quality stuff really coming in, instead of being done with it as a one-shot deal, more and more folks around the U.S. that are in desperate need started calling us,” Kamen said.

This was the 15th shipment of PPE to the airport and the 10th dedicated to VA facilities.

NH Department of Revenue Honored

NH Department of Revenue Honored

The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) recently received the 2020 Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) Award for its strategic approach to public outreach. NHDRA developed and coordinated a 12-month communications plan, which is customized annually, to deliver its core messages to its key stakeholders.

Business NH Magazine

Survey shows slight preference for bringing students back to class

DHHS issues alert over possible COVID-19 exposure at Tuckaway Tavern

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 3rd, 2020

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,634 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 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Belknap (4), Rockingham (4), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Strafford (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (4).


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 696 (10%) of 6,634 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Six of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19.

  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 109
  • Carroll 89
  • Cheshire 90
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,226
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1792
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 749
  • Merrimack 458
  • Rockingham 1632
  • Strafford 330
  • Sullivan 40

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

(data updated August 3, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,634

  • Recovered 5,820 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 417 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 397
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 696 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 24

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 162,622
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,251
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,882
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 344
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,025

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here:

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 6,634 positive test results 417 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,436 positive test results 409 deaths) (+198/+8)

MA: 118,458  positive test results 8638 deaths (1 week ago: 115,637  positive test results 8529 deaths) (+2821/+109)

ME: 3,958 positive test results 123 deaths (1 week ago: 3,814 positive test results 119 deaths)

VT: 1,426 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,400 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  49,810  positive test results 4,432 deaths (1 week ago: 48,776  positive test results 4,413 deaths)

RI: 19,022 positive test results 1007 deaths (1 week ago: 18,224 positive test results 1002 deaths)

NY:  421,008 positive test results 32,401 deaths (1 week ago: 416,443 positive test results 32,305 deaths) (+4,565/+96)


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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