Coronavirus Recoveries Break 4,000 In New Hampshire: Data

Tony Schinella

CONCORD, NH — More than 4,000 people who contracted the new coronavirus since early March have recovered from the virus, according to state health officials.

The announcement that COVID-19 infections crossed another milestone, in this case, 4,041 recovered patients, or 76 percent of all infections, was made Monday. There are fewer than 1,000 active cases in the state.

The State Joint Information Center also announced 27 new positive test results including another child. Fifty-six percent of the new patients were women while 44 percent were men. Twelve reside in Manchester while five live in Nashua. Another five live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua while four reside in Rockingham County and one in Merrimack County.

The state said six of the new patients required hospitalization bringing the cumulative number of Granite Staters needing hospital care to 519 or less than 10 percent of all cases. Currently, 69 patients are in the hospital being cared for COVID-19.

Four of the new patients had no identified risk factors with most of the remaining cases either having close contact with an infected party or being someone connected to an outbreak.

Another 1,570 polymerase chain reaction and antibody lab tests were taken Sunday bringing the total number of specimens collected to 114,953. The state said 123 tests are pending while 95.4 percent of all tests yielded a negative result.

Approximately 3,625 people are under public health monitoring.

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New Emergency Order

Gov. Chris Sununu issued three new emergency orders plus universal guidelines for the orders Monday. The order removes the Stay-At-Home 2.0 order and moves to a Stay Safer At Home phase.

Residents under 65 without underlying health conditions are advised they can leave their homes to perform certain functions so long as they adhere with state and federal COVID-19 health guidelines.

People over 65 or with health conditions under 65 are advise to continue staying in their homes as much as possible.

Learn More About 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.
  • Anybody who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspect COVID-19 needs to stay home and not go out into public places.
  • If you are 60 years or older or have chronic medical conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.
  • Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
  • Employers need to move to telework as much as possible.
  • There is increasing evidence that this virus can survive for hours or possibly even a few days on surfaces, so 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 when sick (i.e., social distancing).
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services about coronavirus can be found here on the department's website.

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This article originally appeared on the Concord Patch