Aug 28 Update – Fall Mountain Delay

Fall Mountain Pushed to Sept.8

From the letter to families – “This evening, the School Board approved our recommendation to delay the start of school until September 8th, as well as, changes to our Hybrid Model for grades 5-8 and 9-12 . Please review these changes as this will impact student schedules.

Learning Options For Families

NH will purchase 25 rapid test machines

NH health officials say they’re sticking to state guidelines on COVID-19 testing

Colleges urge students to take precautions seriously after large gatherings

Manchester May Start School Year Fully Remote After All

New N.H. Telecommuters Take Aim at Old Foe: Massachusetts Taxes

NH workers, officials testify against Massachusetts tax policy

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 27th, 2020

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,194 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Carroll (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (2) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.


No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 713 (10%) of 7,194 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Eleven of the new cases had no identified risk factors.


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

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

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 123
  • Carroll 104
  • Cheshire 123
  • Coos 18
  • Grafton 112
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,295
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1893
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 813
  • Merrimack 497
  • Rockingham 1787
  • Strafford 379
  • Sullivan 47

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

(data updated August 27th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 7,184

  • Recovered 6,542 (91%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 431 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 221
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 713 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 9

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 204,017
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 29,478
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 41,862
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 557
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 1,875

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: 7,194 positive test results 431 deaths  (1 week ago: 7,050 positive test results 428 deaths) (+144/+3)

MA: 127,124  positive test results 9008 deaths (1 week ago: 124,728  positive test results 8888 deaths) (+2396/+120)

ME: 4,414 positive test results 132 deaths (1 week ago: 4,253 positive test results 128 deaths)

VT: 1,586 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,537 positive test results 58 deaths)

CT:  52,350  positive test results 4,465 deaths (1 week ago: 51,432  positive test results 4,458 deaths)

RI: 21,589 positive test results 1,044 deaths (1 week ago: 20,871 positive test results 1,028 deaths)

NY:  436,852 positive test results 32,507 deaths (1 week ago: 432,523 positive test results 32,451 deaths) (+4,329/+56)

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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