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7 Deaths Across 7 Days: Coronavirus In New Hampshire

Patch logo Patch 6/21/2021 Tony Schinella
map: The current coronavirus case map published on June 17. © New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services The current coronavirus case map published on June 17.

CONCORD, NH — During the past week, seven more deaths due to or related to COVID-19 were reported in New Hampshire, according to the State Joint Information Center.

The deaths included a man from Carroll County, a man from Coos County, two women from Hillsborough County and Rockingham County, and a woman and man from Strafford County. Of the deaths, two were connected to long-term care settings while three were 80 years of age or older, two were between 70 and 79, one was in the 60- to 69-year-old bracket, and one was between 50 and 59. In New Hampshire, 35 cases or about 2.6 percent of all fatalities were in this age bracket. There have been 1,367 fatalities in the state about 1.38 percent of all infections.

Between Sunday and Friday, 186 new infections were reported in the state including 79 healthcare workers and 17 long-term care residents. Forty were children, according to the state.

Hospitalizations have dropped to 19 in New Hampshire while 98.4 percent of all infections have recovered from the virus. More than 56 percent of Granite Staters have been tested at least once while more than 2.39 million tests have been administered. More than 53 percent of the state's residents have been fully vaccinated.

As of Friday, there were 265 active cases in the state including 22 in Nashua, 10 in Concord, five in Londonderry and Merrimack, and less than four cases in Amherst, Bedford, Hampton, Milford, Portsmouth, Salem, and Windham. Exeter and North Hampton have no cases.

There are 20 active cases connected to the K-12 school setting including a single case at Patch school, at Nashua High School North.

UNH in Durham is reporting two active cases.

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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 a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs to not go out to 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.

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Schools, Employers, Employees, and Businesses (Can your employer force you to get the vaccine? It depends).

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Healthcare Providers and Public Health Partners

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