CONCORD, NH — The State Joint Information Center announced Sunday that 23 more people in New Hampshire have become infected with COVID-19 — including three children.
The new cases bring the accumulative cases since March to 6,436 with 5.438 recovering from the virus or about 84 percent — a slight dip from 85 percent in previous reports. Seven of the new cases live in Manchester while four live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, three live in Nashua, two reside in Rockingham County, and one lives in Merrimack County.
Two of the new patients requested hospitalization. The state said there were currently 20 people in the hospital and 688 or 11 percent have required more extensive care. Four of the new cases also had no identified risk factors.
"Community-based transmission continues to occur in the state and has been identified in all counties," the said. "Most of the remaining cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled."
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The state issued 1,973 more new coronavirus tests Saturday bringing the total to 180,272 tests. Of those tests, more than 96.4 percent have offered a negative result.
The state has 3,300 people 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.
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