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Manchester Aldermen vote 8-5 against city mask ordinance


New Hampshire restaurant fined for violating virus orders


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

(data updated as of October 20, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 19,828
Recovered8,536 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19468 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases824
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19763 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations16
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2316,091
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,802
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL49,812
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3310
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,050

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 195
  • Carroll 136
  • Cheshire 176
  • Coos 34
  • Grafton 185
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,752
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 2298
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 1,120
  • Merrimack 788
  • Rockingham 2,405
  • Strafford 658
  • Sullivan 68

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

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, DHHS announced 85 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 68 people who tested positive by PCR test and 17 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 824 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 eleven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Merrimack (12), Strafford (8), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

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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