The state reported 79 new COVID-19 positive test results during the past two days including 21 children. One of the 79 cases is still under investigation. The accumulative case count in New Hampshire is 7,573 with current cases climbing back up to 272.
Nineteen of the new cases reside in Rockingham County while 17 live in Manchester. Another 10 live in Nashua while nine live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua. Five new patients were reported in Merrimack County.
The majority of the new infections were female.
Editor’s note: The Sept. 9 new coronavirus update for New Hampshire included data posted between Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. This report features data posted on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.
The State Joint Information Center also reported the death of another elderly resident of New Hampshire. The woman lived in a long-term care setting in Hillsborough County and was 80 years of age or older.
“We offer our sympathies to the family and friends,” the state said Thursday.
During the past 48 hours, one new hospitalization was reported bringing the accumulative hospitalization rate to 9.5 percent or 719 cases. Only seven people are currently hospitalized in the state.
Thirteen of the new cases have no identified risk factor meaning that they neither traveled recently nor were in contact with a person who was a known COVID-19 patient.
Specimens for polymerase chain reaction tests from 225,659 New Hampshire residents have been collected while 30,284 residents have taken antibody laboratory tests. The state has administered 361,968 PCR tests with 97.9 percent of those tests offering a negative result.
Approximately 1,900 Granite State residents are 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.
More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services about coronavirus can be found here on the department’s website.
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