Update July 8 – Education Plans Coming Together

NH school reopening guidance expected to be released soon

Governor says guidance will be comprehensive, flexible

https://www.wmur.com/article/nh-school-reopening-guidance-expected-to-be-released-soon/33240001

doeN.H. School Reopening Task Force Sends Recommendations To Gov. Sununu

After nearly seven weeks of working group meetings and a statewide survey, a task force convened by the N.H. DOE issued pandemic reopening guidelines.
CREDIT MICHAEL BRINDLEY / NHPR

Equipping Teachers to Help Students Returning from Remote Instruction

Two free options build on successful Department UDL Programs

2 more NH COVID-19 deaths announced

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-coronavirus-update-july-7-2020/33234327

More than 23,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans given to NH businesses, feds say

https://www.wmur.com/article/more-than-23000-paycheck-protection-program-loans-given-to-new-hampshire-businesses/33236418

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 7th, 2020

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, DHHS announced 19 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,932 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Rockingham (3) Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (2).

Hospitalizations

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 577 (10%) of 5,932 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors.

Deaths

DHHS has also announced two new additional deaths related to COVID-19.

• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

• 1 female resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older  

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 86
  • Carroll 64
  • Cheshire 74
  • Coos 9
  • Grafton 88
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,133
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1577
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 651
  • Merrimack 420
  • Rockingham 1499
  • Strafford 295
  • Sullivan 35
  • County TBD 1

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

(data updated July 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

  • NH Persons with COVID-191 5,932
  • Recovered 4,758 (80%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 384 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 790
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 577 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 24

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 128,511
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 20,509
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 32,898
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 333
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,450

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive Cases

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 5,932 positive test results 384 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,782 positive test results 371 deaths) (+211/+28)

MA: 110,338  positive test results 8,213 deaths (1 week ago: 108,882  positive test results 8,054 deaths) (+1443/+165)

ME: 3,440 positive test results 110 deaths (1 week ago: 3,253 positive test results 105 deaths)

VT: 1,254 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,208 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  47,033  positive test results 4,338 deaths (1 week ago: 46,514  positive test results 4,322 deaths)

RI: 17,154 positive test results 969 deaths (1 week ago: 16,813 positive test results 950 deaths)

NY:  402,928 positive test results 31,934 deaths (1 week ago: 398,142 positive test results 31,776 deaths) (+4,287/+806)

 

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COVID Update July 7

Orders

I have received some requests for specifics on executive orders and guidance. I am always happy to do that, but if you want to go through them yourselves, here are some resources:

1 more death attributed to COVID-19; 21 new cases announced

https://www.wmur.com/article/1-more-death-attributed-to-covid-19-21-new-cases-announced/33222341

Thousands of NH businesses receive help from Main Street Relief Fund

https://www.wmur.com/article/thousands-of-nh-businesses-receive-help-from-main-street-relief-fund/33221848

Report imminent on how some communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19

https://www.wmur.com/article/report-imminent-on-how-some-communities-disproportionately-affected-by-covid-19/33222668

NH officials urge continued precautions as thousands visit state parks, beaches

https://www.wmur.com/article/nh-officials-urge-continued-precautions-as-thousands-visit-state-parks-beaches/33222207

Wellness kits to be distributed to tens of thousands of NH families

https://www.wmur.com/article/wellness-kits-to-be-distributed-to-tens-of-thousands-of-nh-families/33217807

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 6th, 2020

On Monday, July 6, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,914 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 85% being female and 15% being male. The new cases reside in Belknap (3), Carroll (3), Rockingham (3), Coos (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (4) and Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Hospitalizations

Four new hospitalized case were identified for a total of 574 (10%) of 5,914 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Six of the new cases have no identified risk factors.

Deaths

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

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

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 85
  • Carroll 63
  • Cheshire 73
  • Coos 9
  • Grafton 88
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,130
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1569
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 649
  • Merrimack 419
  • Rockingham 1495
  • Strafford 296
  • Sullivan 35
  • County TBD 3

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

(data updated July 6, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 5,914

  • Recovered 4,706 (80%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 382 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 826
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 574 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 25

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 127,880
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 20,455
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 32,781
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 86
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,450

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

NH: 5,914 positive test results 382 deaths

MA: 110,137  positive test results 8198 deaths

ME: 3,423 positive test results 109 deaths

VT: 1,251 positive test results 56 deaths

CT:  46,976  positive test results 4,338 deaths

RI: 16,991 positive test results 960 deaths

NY:  402,338 positive test results 31,911 deaths

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive Cases

 

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July 6 Update

Let’s Be Careful Out There

Please continue to be careful out there. We are seeing other states who opened early having to reimpose restrictions, and we do not want that here. NH is in a good place right now, but it can go either way. ~ Steve

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N.H. health officials take center stage during coronavirus pandemic

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Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, at the twice-weekly COVID-19 update with Governor Chris Sununu at the State Fire Academy on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

“In early March, state health officials sent out a press release with grave news: COVID-19 was here in New Hampshire and residents needed to take immediate precautions.

Stay home and avoid public places if you feel sick, the public was told. Wash your hands frequently and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

In the days and weeks that followed, two important figures emerged at press conferences alongside Gov. Chris Sununu – State Epidemiologist Benjamin Chan and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette.

Both have strong ties to the Concord area. Chan is a Concord High School graduate, while Shibinette was the former head of the Merrimack County Nursing Home in nearby Boscawen.” Concord Monitor – Shibinette-Chan-Department-of-Health

Trump signs extension of PPP small business coronavirus relief fund

  • President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus.
  • The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8.

“The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8. Lawmakers created the program in March and have modified it twice since, adding money on one occasion and more recently permitting more flexible use of the funding despite some grumbling among GOP conservatives.

About $130 billion of $660 billion approved for the program remains eligible for businesses to seek direct federal subsidies for payroll and other costs such as rent, though demand for the Paycheck Protection Program has pretty much dried up in recent weeks.” CNBC – Trump Signs PPP Extension

Coronavirus on track to overwhelm Houston hospitals in two weeks, mayor says

  • Hospitals in Houston, Texas are on track to be overwhelmed in approximately two weeks as coronavirus cases mount, Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Sunday.
  • “The number of people who are getting sick and going to the hospitals has exponentially increased. The number of people in our ICU beds has exponentially increased,” Turner said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
  • In Houston, the percentage of tests for the virus coming back positive has risen to nearly 25%. Turner said that people of color were being disproportionately impacted, particularly Hispanic residents.

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020.

CNBC – July 5 – Houston Mayor says hospitals will be overrun

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 5th, 2020

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, DHHS announced a two-day total of 43 new positive test results of COVID-19. The following update includes data from Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. DHHS did not issue an update on July 4 due to the holiday. There have now been 5,897 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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (14) and Manchester (11). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Hospitalizations

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 570 (10%) of 5,897 cases.

Community Based Transmission

Twelve of the new cases have no identified risk factors.

Deaths

DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday.

  • 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

  • 2 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

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

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 82
  • Carroll 60
  • Cheshire 73
  • Coos 7
  • Grafton 88
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,128
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 1568
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 645
  • Merrimack 418
  • Rockingham 1494
  • Strafford 295
  • Sullivan 35
  • County TBD 4

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

(data updated July 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191 5,897

  • Recovered 4,684 (79%)
  • Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 381 (6%)
  • Total Current COVID-19 Cases 832
  • Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 570 (10%)
  • Current Hospitalizations 25

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 125,235
  • Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
  • Laboratory Tests 20,395
  • Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 32,776
  • Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 388
  • Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,475

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm

Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)

Look-back period is 1 week.

NH: 5,897 positive test results 381 deaths  (1 week ago: 5,747 positive test results 367 deaths) (+150/+14)

MA: 109,974  positive test results 8183 deaths (1 week ago: 108,667  positive test results 8060 deaths) (+1307/+123)

ME: 3,415 positive test results 109 deaths (1 week ago: 3,191 positive test results 104 deaths)

VT: 1,249 positive test results 56 deaths (1 week ago: 1,202 positive test results 56 deaths)

CT:  46,717  positive test results 4,335 deaths (1 week ago: 46,303  positive test results 4,316 deaths)

RI: 16,991 positive test results 960 deaths (1 week ago: 16,661 positive test results 927 deaths)

NY:  401,822 positive test results 31,895 deaths (1 week ago: 397,293 positive test results 31,137  deaths) (+4,529/+758)

Map of Cumulative Positive CasesMap of Current Positive Cases

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