COVID-19 in NH: Important information, latest data


More than 8,100 Granite Staters have tested positive for coronavirus disease COVID-19, which was first detected last year in Wuhan City, China. The outbreak was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization in mid-March.



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New Hampshire data:

  • Number of overall COVID-19 cases: 8,172
  • Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 439
  • Number of patients who have recovered: 7,403
  • Number of active cases: 330
  • Number of people who have been hospitalized: 736
  • Number of current hospitalizations: 20
  • Number of pending COVID-19 tests: at least 1,585
  • Number of total COVID-19 tests: 267,486
  • Number of total antibody tests: 31,030
  • Number of people being monitored: 2,400 (approximate number)
  • Number of MIS-C cases: 1
  • Average number of COVID-19 tests each day over last seven days (includes UNH data): 7,329
  • Average number tests for antibodies each day over last seven days: 42

** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **

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KEY DATES

  • On Sept. 24, the governor said that all restaurants can move tables closer than 6 feet as long as there is a protective divider in place between tables.
  • On Aug. 21, the governor announced that all New Hampshire restaurants could open at 100% capacity, though they still must following distancing and mask guidelines.
  • On Aug. 11, the governor announced that masks would be required at all scheduled gatherings of 100 or more people.
  • On July 14, officials announced the plan to reopen schools in the fall.
  • On June 15, the stay-at-home order expired and was replaced by a safer-at-home advisory. A key difference is that the requirement that all groups must be fewer than 10 people is no longer in place.
  • On May 22, officials announced the state’s first case of MIS-C in a child.
  • On March 23, officials announced the state’s first death of a patient diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • On March 13, the governor first declared a state of emergency, which ensures resources will be ready so the state is able to respond quickly, as needed. This has been renewed and is currently active. It needs to be renewed every three weeks while an emergency is ongoing in order to remain active.

KEY LOCAL INFORMATION

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** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **

DHHS WARNS OF POTENTIAL COMMUNITY EXPOSURES

On Aug. 26, health officials warned that Granite Staters who attended the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, might have been exposed to COVID-19. At least 100 cases are connected to the event.

Health officials also have issued notices about two potential community exposures in New Hampshire — one in Raymond and one in Windham.

ACTIVE OUTBREAKS AT FACILITIES IN STATE

The following facilities have seen confirmed cases in residents and/or staff in recent days or weeks, according to officials:

  • Mountain View Community Nursing Home in Ossipee

SYMPTOMS

Officials said symptoms might appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

According to the CDC, emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

PROTECTING YOURSELF

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, officials said.

Here are ways to protect yourself:

  • Frequent hand-washing with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol) for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact through social distancing (at least 6 feet from someone)
  • Stay home

PREVENTING THE SPREAD

There are steps that can be taken to avoid spreading coronavirus:

  • Covering coughs and sneezes and then washing hands afterward
  • Stay home and avoid public places when sick
  • Avoid being within 6 feet of a person when sick
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva
  • Wear cloth face coverings when near other people in public

CURRENT TESTING PROCEDURES

>> More information about testing

Testing is available for active COVID-19 infections and for antibodies, which would indicate evidence of past infection.

All Granite Staters, whether they have symptoms or not, are now allowed to get tested and are being encouraged to do so. Visit this link to learn more.

UNEMPLOYMENT

Tens of thousands of Granite Staters have filed for unemployment, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out.

Here’s what you need to know about how to file and if you’re eligible.

REMOTE LEARNING

Online instruction became the new normal for schools across the state this past school year. Many districts have some form of remote learning this fall, as well.

Here are important resources if your children are learning from home.

RECENT COVERAGE

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NATIONAL UPDATES

More than 6.89 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 200,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.

The CDC issued its first guidance for the holidays, including Halloween. Door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume masks and parties are discouraged this year due to the pandemic, the CDC said.

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