August 5 Update

RESOURCES560--Update on Stimulus 4

Negotiations over the weekend and on Monday failed to progress far enough to continue even a short-term extension of expiring unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, much less for the more comprehensive stimulus package. Members of both parties could not agree on the amount of unemployment insurance benefits to provide and remain far apart on the larger stimulus bill to help states, citizens and businesses weather the pandemic. House members are back in their districts for the August recess, with members being on call to return to D.C. within 24 hours if a deal is reached.

HEALS Act information –

New Hampshire has small increase in virus infections

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COVID-19 case uptick not a surge, state says

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 4th, 2020

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, DHHS announced 33 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,693 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (12), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1) and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.


One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 698 (10%) of 6,693 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Five of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


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

• 1 female resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 110
  • Carroll 90
  • Cheshire 93
  • Coos 16
  • Grafton 103
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,232
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1799
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 756
  • Merrimack 458
  • Rockingham 1654
  • Strafford 338
  • Sullivan 40

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive CasesSummary

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

(data updated August 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 6,693

  • Recovered 5,915 (88%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 418 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 360
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 698 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 23

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 165,976
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 27,364
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 37,087
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 144
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,975

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: 6,693 positive test results 418 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,500 positive test results 409 deaths) (+193/+9)

MA: 119,203  positive test results 8657 deaths (1 week ago: 116,182  positive test results 8551 deaths) (+3021/+106)

ME: 3,975 positive test results 123 deaths (1 week ago: 3,838 positive test results 121 deaths)

VT: 1,431 positive test results 57 deaths (1 week ago: 1,405 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  50,110  positive test results 4,437 deaths (1 week ago: 49,077  positive test results 4,423 deaths)

RI: 19,390 positive test results 1011 deaths (1 week ago: 18,725 positive test results 1005 deaths)

NY:  422,296 positive test results 32,422 deaths (1 week ago: 417,591 positive test results 32,333 deaths) (+4,705/+89)


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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