Oct 20 Update

1 more COVID-19 death announced as current case count in NH exceeds 1,000

https://www.wmur.com/article/1-more-covid-19-death-announced-as-current-case-count-in-nh-exceeds-1000/34417753

Manchester mask ordinance proposal goes to a vote at Board of Mayor and Alderman

https://www.wmur.com/article/manchester-mask-ordinance-proposal-goes-to-a-vote-at-board-of-mayor-and-alderman/34419972

AG: Hudson restaurant tied to COVID-19 outbreak fined $2,000 for violating emergency order

https://www.wmur.com/article/ag-hudson-restaurant-tied-to-covid-19-outbreak-fined-dollar2000-for-violating-emergency-order/34420267

Lakes Region General Hospital files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

https://apnews.com/article/new-hampshire-concord-health-laconia-lakes-13b4db2d43b3767b54a2212e5622b0da

LRGHealthcare files for bankruptcy protection, announces offer from Concord Hospital

https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/lrghealthcare-files-for-bankruptcy-protection-announces-offer-from-concord-hospital/article_f27e00cc-333b-5a36-a0cb-d3d66e65097a.html?block_id=664693

Epping restaurant chooses to close rather than require masks

https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/epping-restaurant-chooses-to-close-rather-than-require-masks/article_fc5cc63c-bad7-5fca-a954-3163b9faaffe.html

Committee recommends Manchester mask mandate be passed, minus $1,000 fine

https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/committee-recommends-manchester-mask-mandate-be-passed-minus-1-000-fine/article_86ac5d77-5b24-58a0-aa5b-809d3881c7f7.html?block_id=664693

As N.H. Sees Continued Rise In COVID-19 Cases, Experts Say To Prepare For More

https://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-sees-continued-rise-covid-19-cases-experts-say-prepare-more#stream/0

Lakes Region General Hospital Files For Bankruptcy, Will Continue Treating Patients

https://www.nhpr.org/post/lakes-region-general-hospital-files-bankruptcy-will-continue-treating-patients#stream/0

Portsmouth restaurants see growing COVID-19 cases, temporary closures

https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20201019/portsmouth-restaurants-see-growing-covid-19-cases-temporary-closures

DHHS Daily Updates: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Dashboard map (Active Cases): https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/active-cases.htm

Dashboard map (Cumulative Positive Cases): https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/cumulative-cases.htm

NY Times Regional Information: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html#states

Current/Active: 1,020 cases, 16 hospitalizations, 468 deaths.

Totals: 9,746 positive test results, 761 hospitalizations, 8,258 recoveries, 468 deaths.

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

(data updated October 19th, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 9,746

  • Recovered 8,258 (85%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 468 (5%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 1,020
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 761 (8%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 16
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 49,685
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 945
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 4,175

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 192
  • Carroll 135
  • Cheshire 174
  • Coos 34
  • Grafton 183
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,733
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 2291
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 1,115
  • Merrimack 775
  • Rockingham 2,382
  • Strafford 650
  • Sullivan 68

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – October 19th, 2020 

On Monday, October 19, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 41 people who tested positive by PCR test and 16 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,020 current COVID-19 cases 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 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Merrimack (12), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his fifth term. Rep. Smith currently represents Acworth, Charlestown, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, and Washington. Rep. Smith is the Chairman of the Sullivan County Delegation.
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