Nov 16 Update

Employment Opportunity

  • The NHDOT is looking for private plowing contractors with the right equipment and experience to help plow various NH roads throughout the State. Additional contractor information is available on the NHDOT website.
  • The State of NH DOT Bureau of Highway Maintenance, District 1 (in Lancaster, NH), is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the following full-time position: Transportation and Emergency Dispatcher for 40 hours per week, (Job ID#18530).

To review the job description and the minimum qualifications, and to apply,
please visit, (enter Job ID #18530).   

The State of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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NH announces 361 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, no additional deaths

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

(data updated as of November 15, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 114,671
Recovered10,866 (74%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19499 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases3,306
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19814 (6%)
Current Hospitalizations69
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2384,752
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,647
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3654
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)5,950

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 15, 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 Sunday, November 15, 2020, DHHS announced 361 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.2%. Today’s results include 241 people who tested positive by PCR test and 120 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,306 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 fifty individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (76), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (46), Merrimack (40), Strafford (36), Belknap (33), Grafton (14), Carroll (6), Cheshire (6), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (49) and Nashua (27). The county of residence is being determined for twenty new cases.

None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. 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.

There are currently 69 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 14,671 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 814 (6%) 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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