August 13 Update

Cases up again in Sullivan County

Acworth has an active case again, along with active cases in Charlestown, Claremont, Newport and Grantham.

Map of Current Positive Cases

1 more COVID-19 death, 26 new cases reported in NH, officials say

Rapid test systems sent to NH nursing homes, despite concerns about accuracy

NH Department of Education releases reopening surveys categorized by district

Liquor Commission prepares to enforce rules at Motorcycle Week

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 12th, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, DHHS announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,887 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 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Sullivan (3), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (5) and Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 705 (10%) of 6,887 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.


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 117
  • Carroll 95
  • Cheshire 103
  • Coos 17
  • Grafton 105
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,249
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1839
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 784
  • Merrimack 467
  • Rockingham 1703
  • Strafford 363
  • Sullivan 44

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesriskSummary

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

(data updated August 12th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 6,887
  • Recovered 6,162 (89%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 420 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 305
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 705 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 18
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 180,451

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody

  • Laboratory Tests 28,195
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 39,073
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 821
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,825

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: 6,887 positive test results 420 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,719 positive test results 418 deaths) (+168/+2)

MA: 122,000  positive test results 8769 deaths (1 week ago: 119,643  positive test results 8659 deaths) (+2357/+110)

ME: 4,070 positive test results 126 deaths (1 week ago: 3,992 positive test results 124 deaths)

VT: 1,478 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,436 positive test results 57 deaths)

CT:  50,706  positive test results 4,450 deaths (1 week ago: 50,225  positive test results 4,437 deaths)

RI: 20,129 positive test results 1018 deaths (1 week ago: 19,481 positive test results 1012 deaths)

NY:  427,419 positive test results 32,384 deaths (1 week ago: 422,935 positive test results 32,431 deaths) (+4,484/-47)


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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