CONCORD, NH — The State Joint Information Center reported the lowest number of new positive coronavirus cases in New Hampshire since mid-March.
On Monday, 16 new positive test results for COVID-19 after 1,966 were collected Sunday including tests from 1,185 people who have not been tested yet. The last time cases were this low was June 29 when 14 positive cases were reported. The new positive cases brings the total of accumulative cases to 6,068 in the state while 5,056 or 83 percent have recovered from the virus.
Three of the new cases were children while 56 percent were women and 44 percent men. Four of the new cases live in Merrimack County while three reside in Rockingham County. Three live in Manchester while three live in Nashua.
None of the new cases required hospitalization with four reporting no identified risk factors like traveling, exposure to a known positive case, or a cluster outbreak. Twenty-four people are still in the hospital.
The state has collected 158,074 specimens from people with 96.2 percent reporting negative results.
Approximately 3,550 are under public health monitoring.
Stop The Spread Of COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets, usually through coughing and sneezing, and exposure to others who are sick or might be showing symptoms.
Health officials emphasize residents should follow these recommendations:
Avoid any domestic and international travel, especially on public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes.
Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, including distancing while in waiting areas or lines.
When you can't practice 6 feet of social distancing, wear a face covering.
Anyone who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs to stay home and not go out into public places.
If you are 60 years or older or have chronic and underlying health conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.
Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
Employers should work from home as much as possible.
There is increasing evidence that the virus can survive for hours or possibly days on surfaces. People should clean frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, grocery carts and grocery basket handles, etc.
Take the same precautions as you would if you were sick:
Stay home and avoid public places.
Wear a face covering.
Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Wash hands frequently.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Guidance to schools can be found can be found here.
Instructions for returning travelers to self-observe for symptoms of COVID-19 are available are available here.
For more information on COVID-19 in NH, visit its site here.
For the latest information from the CDC, visit its site here.
To access the state's COVID-19 data dashboard, click on this link here.
Editor's note: This post has been updated with the correct information of the last time there were cases as low as they were reported on July 13.
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