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COVID-19 In New Hampshire: 5 More Deaths In 7-Days

Patch logo Patch 6/13/2021 Tony Schinella
map: The current active case map released on June 11. © New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services The current active case map released on June 11.

CONCORD, NH — While the coronavirus pandemic is waning in New Hampshire, five more people died due to COVID-19 during the past week, according to the State Joint Information Center.

The fatalities included a woman from Cheshire County, two women from Hillsborough County, a man from Rockingham County, and a woman from Strafford County. Of the fatalities, one lived in a long-term care setting while two were 80 years of age or older, two were between 70 and 79, and one was in the 60- to 69-year-old age bracket.

The state said 1,360 people or about 1.37 percent of all infections had died due to or related to the virus.

The level of transmission in the state is at a minimal level. But during the past week, another 127 people became infected by the virus leading to a total of 99,068 accumulative cases in the state. As of Friday, there were about 353 active cases and 27 people hospitalized.

About 51.6 percent of the state's residents have been vaccinated including nearly 700,000 fully vaccinated. During the past seven days, about 11,500 people got shots, the state said. More than 2.37 million people have been tested with 55.6 percent of the population being tested at least once.

The 2020-2021 school year has ended or will end in some communities but 38 active cases of coronavirus are connected to the K-12 school setting. Active cases in Patch communities include one at the North Elementary School in Londonderry; one at the Merrimack Middle School; single cases at both St. Christopher Academy and Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua; and three at the Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook.

There are no active cases at colleges and universities in New Hampshire.

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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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