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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at Restaurant in Raymond

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating potential community exposures related to a person with confirmed COVID-19 at Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery, located at 58 Route 27 Raymond, NH 03077. DHHS has determined that the person was in the bar area on the following dates:

  • Friday July 24, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday July 25, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday July 26, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Any individuals who visited the Tuckaway Tavern and sat at the bar during those days and times may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should contact NH DHHS at (603) 271-4496 for further guidance. DHHS has conducted a contact investigation and notified known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus.

Pandemic EBT Food Assistance Program Applications Open through August 24

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program allows for families with students, who haven’t been able to physically attend school, to receive additional nutritional benefits if the student was eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits are equal to the value of the free or reduced-price meals the student would have received if schools weren’t closed during the Spring. Depending on the eligibility of the student for free and reduced-price meals, or eligibility of the student’s family for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) before the COVID-19 crisis began, enrollment in this program may not be automatic. As of July 21, 2020, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates potentially 17,000 students in New Hampshire are eligible for P-EBT benefits but have not been automatically enrolled or applied for benefits. The parents or guardians of these students need to apply via NH Easy by August 24, 2020, after obtaining a verification of eligibility from their school district, in order to receive their P-EBT benefits.

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

On Monday, August 3, 2020, DHHS announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,660 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 four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 38% being female and 62% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Cheshire (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (2) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 697 (10%) of 6,660 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Six of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


No additional deaths were reported by DHHS.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 109
  • Carroll 89
  • Cheshire 92
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,229
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1794
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 752
  • Merrimack 458
  • Rockingham 1642
  • Strafford 335
  • Sullivan 40

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

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

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

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,660

  • Recovered 5,848 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 417 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 395
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 697 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 23

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 164,836
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,314
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 36,912
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 28
  • 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: 6,660 positive test results 417 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,441 positive test results 409 deaths) (+219/+8)

MA: 118,657  positive test results 8648 deaths (1 week ago: 115,926  positive test results 8536 deaths) (+2731/+112)

ME: 3,970 positive test results 124 deaths (1 week ago: 3,832 positive test results 119 deaths)

VT: 1,427 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,402 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  50,062  positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 48,983  positive test results 4,418 deaths)

RI: 19,246 positive test results 1010 deaths (1 week ago: 18,515 positive test results 1004 deaths)

NY:  421,550 positive test results 32,413 deaths (1 week ago: 417,056 positive test results 32,322 deaths) (+4,494/+91)


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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