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Coronavirus in New Hampshire: Latest data and information

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More than 5,700 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: 5,717
  • Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 367
  • Number of patients who have recovered: 4,401
  • Number of active cases: 949
  • Number of people who have been hospitalized: 562
  • Number of current hospitalizations: 35
  • Number of pending COVID-19 tests: 538
  • Number of total COVID-19 tests: 116,109
  • Number of total antibody tests: 18,713
  • Number of people being monitored: 3,400 (approximate number)
  • Number of MIS-C cases: 1

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

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KEY LOCAL INFORMATION

  • On June 22, day camps were allowed to open with restrictions.
  • 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 June 5, lodging opened up, and so did state Seacoast beaches for sunbathing and other traditional beach activities. Also, it was announced that indoor dining would be allowed starting in mid-June.
  • On May 29, the governor announced that the stay-at-home order will now remain in effect until June 15.
  • On May 22, the governor announced that state Seacoast beaches would open June 1. Plus, he announced that certain sectors of the economy would reopen with restrictions.
  • Also on May 22, officials announced the state's first case of MIS-C in a child.
  • On May 18, restaurants were allowed to open for outdoor seating only. Plus, the governor encouraged that more day cares open as more Granite Staters get back to work, and said outdoor activities like mini golf, shooting ranges and paintball can resume immediately.
  • On May 8, health officials said there were seven more deaths. The state also announced that Granite Staters could get antibody tests to determine if they had been infected with COVID-19.
  • On May 6, the state announced 19 new deaths (the highest single day increase in the number of deaths) and a new web portal for Granite Staters to request a test.
  • On May 1, the governor announced a new stay-at-home order in effect until May 31. He announced several measures to gradually open up certain sectors of the economy.
  • On April 16, the governor announced remote learning would continue for the rest of the school year, and all schools would remain closed.
  • On April 13, officials released detailed patient demographic data for the first time.
  • On March 26, the governor issued a stay-at-home order, effective at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27. Also, nonessential businesses were ordered to close. Here is a list of essential businesses. And finally, remote learning was extended to at least May 4.
  • On March 23, officials announced the state's first death of a patient diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • On March 21, reusable grocery bags were temporarily banned.
  • On March 18, the governor allowed for beer and wine sales on takeout orders.
  • On March 17, utility disconnections and evictions were banned.
  • Also on March 17, the governor detailed an expansion of unemployment benefits to help those affected by the spread of COVID-19 and the state's response.
  • On March 16, the governor ordered all restaurants to shift to only offer takeout and delivery.
  • On March 15, the governor directed all public schools to close and shift to remote learning.
  • On March 13, Gov. Chris Sununu 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.

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

ACTIVE OUTBREAKS AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES IN STATE

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

  • Bedford Hills Center (Genesis) in Bedford
  • Bedford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Birch Hill in Manchester
  • The Courville At Manchester
  • Crestwood Center in Milford
  • Greenbriar HealthCare in Nashua
  • Hillsborough County Nursing Home
  • Holy Cross Health Center in Manchester
  • Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation in Manchester
  • Residence at Salem Woods in Salem
  • Salemhaven in Salem
  • Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center in Manchester

SYMPTOMS

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

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

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 or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Possible, less common symptoms include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Loss of sense of smell

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

NEW TESTING PROCEDURES

>> More information about testing <<

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

To see if you qualify for a test, visit this link to learn more.

The testing efforts will help officials track of potential community-transmission hot spots and will help guide decision-making on the next steps to gradually reopen the state, the governor said.

UNEMPLOYMENT

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

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

REMOTE LEARNING

Online instruction for all schools will continue through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

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

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED POTENTIAL COMMUNITY EXPOSURES IN NH

The following locations, dates and times indicate when and where people were potential exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who spent time in these locations and develops symptoms like fever and respiratory issues is encouraged to call their health care provider immediately. Anyone without a health care provider can contact DHHS at 603-271-4496.

Honey Dew Donuts in Salem (March 17-19)

Health officials said someone with COVID-19 was at the Honey Dew Donuts location on South Broadway in Salem during the following dates and times:

  • March 17 -- 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • March 18 -- 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • March 19 -- 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Coe-Brown Academy (March 14)

A person with COVID-19 attended an event that began at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Garrish Gym at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood. The risk of exposure applies only to this specific event and not to anyone who attended the school or other school activities, officials said.

Concord Coach Lines buses (March 11, 13, 14 and 16)

A person with COVID-19 rode on the following buses, officials said:

  • March 11 -- 3:15 a.m. bus from Concord, NH – Boston Express Londonderry – South Station – Boston Logan Airport
  • March 13 -- 5:40 p.m. bus from Boston Logan Airport – South Station – Concord, NH – Tilton – Plymouth – Lincoln – Littleton
  • March 14 -- 5 a.m. bus from Concord, NH – Boston Express Londonderry – Boston Express Salem – South Station – Boston Logan Airport
  • March 16 -- 1:40 p.m. bus from Boston Logan Airport – South Station – Concord, NH

DMV location in Manchester (March 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10)

Health officials said that a person with COVID-19 was at the Manchester Division of Motor Vehicles location at 377 South Willow Street on the following days:

  • March 2 -- from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 3 -- from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 4 -- from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 5 -- from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 10 -- from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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