Nov 4 Update – Thank You

Thank You All

I want to thank the voters of District 11 for your faith in me. Over the next two years, I will do my best to be worthy of that trust and represent you and your interests in Concord. When you are elected to the NH House, you are called “Honorable” thereafter. I take that seriously and hope to live up to it. The local people doing the real work of running the election in each town did exemplary work as always. We are lucky to live here.

I also want to congratulate Rep. Judy Aron and Rep.-Elect Walter Spilsbury on their elections. I look forward to working with them to advocate for southern Sullivan County. All three of us will be out today cleaning up signs.

The US reported its second highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Election Day

The U.S. recorded 91,530 new COVID-19 infections on the day many Americans cast their ballots, adding to a series of staggering case numbers reported within just the past week.. More at

Does it count? School hybrid models run afoul of mandated minimum instruction time

Lucinda Snyder, 9, studies at the kitchen table of her father’s home in Hillsboro on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Nine-year-old Lucinda Snyder of Hillsboro loved school last year.

Lucinda, who has a budding interest in science and a zealous curiosity about the way the world works, enjoyed her combined third and fourth grade class at Henniker Community School, where she could interact with the other students and with her favorite classroom teacher.

But this year, Lucinda’s average school day is spent at home, doing work remotely from either her mom’s house or her dad’s house. While her eagerness to learn is as strong as ever, her mother, Ally Snyder, says Lucinda has been struggling with boredom during remote learning and with the lack of social interaction. More at

132 new COVID-19 cases as community transmission increases Tuesday

FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 132 new positive test results for COVID-19 Tuesdat and no new deaths, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%.

Today’s results include 73 people who tested positive by PCR test and 59 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,450 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. More at

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

(data updated as of November 3, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 111,448
Recovered9,515 (83%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19483 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,450
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19784 (7%)
Current Hospitalizations41
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2350,194
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,243
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL52,586
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3381
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,750

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.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – November 3, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, DHHS announced 132 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. Today’s results include 73 people who tested positive by PCR test and 59 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,450 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 eighteen 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 (33), Coos (18), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (12), Strafford (6), Belknap (5), Cheshire (5), Grafton (5), Sullivan (4), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 41 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,448 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 784 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

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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