Aug 21 Update

New Coronavirus Cases Below 50,000 in the U.S. for Sixth Straight Day

“The U.S. reported fewer than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the sixth day in a row, as some states and universities took further steps to try to control the pandemic.

Total coronavirus cases in the U.S. are at more than 5.5 million, accounting for just under a quarter of the global tally, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The nation’s death toll rose to more than 174,000.

While the U.S. has the most reported coronavirus deaths in the world, it ranks 11th globally in terms of mortality rate, with about 53 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins. That figure is up from around 39 deaths per 100,000 in early July.” More at Wall Street Journal

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 20th, 2020

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, DHHS announced 14 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,050 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 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (4), Merrimack (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 710 (10%) of 7,050 cases.

Community Based Transmission

 One 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 121
  • Carroll 98
  • Cheshire 108
  • Coos 17
  • Grafton 107
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,280
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1880
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 803
  • Merrimack 480
  • Rockingham 1742
  • Strafford 368
  • Sullivan 44

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

(data updated August 20th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 7,050

  • Recovered 6,367 (90%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 428 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 255
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 710 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 11

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 189,682
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 28,924
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 40,791
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 913
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,325

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: 7,050 positive test results 428 deaths  (1 week ago: 6,921 positive test results 422 deaths) (+129/+6)

MA: 124,728  positive test results 8888 deaths (1 week ago: 122,423  positive test results 8790 deaths) (+2305/+98)

ME: 4,253 positive test results 128 deaths (1 week ago: 4,089 positive test results 126 deaths)

VT: 1,537 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,445 positive test results 58 deaths)

CT:  51,432  positive test results 4,458 deaths (1 week ago: 50,782  positive test results 4,450 deaths)

RI: 20,871 positive test results 1,028 deaths (1 week ago: 20,240 positive test results 1,019 deaths)

NY:  432,523 positive test results 32,451 deaths (1 week ago: 428,155 positive test results 32,399 deaths) (+4,368/+52)


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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