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Coronavirus Update: State Reports 18 New COVID Cases, 5 Under 18 Years-Old

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The most recent update from the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 14: 

  • No new deaths reported. 
  • 18 new cases reported.
  • The state's total case number stands at 7,714.
  • The state's total COVID-19 deaths total 436.

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Five of 18 new COVID-19 patients are kids

Update: Monday, Sept 14., 3:00 p.m.

The Department of Health and Human Services reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire Monday. No new deaths were reported.

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Of the new cases, five patients were under 18 years-old. The state is reporting no new hospitalized cases.

So far, 436 New Hampshire residents have died of the coronavirus.

- NHPR Staff

One patient dies, 44 new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Hampshire

Update: Sunday, Sept. 13, 3:45 p.m.

State health officials reported one more death of a New Hampshire resident from COVID-19 Sunday. The patient was a female resident of Carroll County who was over the age of 60. So far, 436 Granite Staters have died as a result of the coronavirus.

The state also reported 44 new cases, and said that community-based transmission still continues to occur around the state.

- NHPR Staff

N.H. reports 1 additional death, 37 new cases of COVID-19

Update: Saturday, Sept. 12, 4:21 p.m.

One additional Granite Stater has died from COVID-19. State health officials announced on Saturday that a woman from Rockingham County, who was 60 or older, died from the virus. To date, 435 residents have died as a result of the coronavirus.

The state reported 37 new cases, bringing the total since March to 7,652. There are 297 current cases, and six current hospitalizations.

One new hospitalization was announced Saturday.

- NHPR Staff

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48 new infections reported Friday

Update: Friday, Sept. 11, 5:28 p.m.

State health officials announced 48 new coronavirus infections on Friday. The state has recorded 7,620 total cases since March. Of those, 6,870 have recovered, according to N.H. Health and Human Services.

One new hospitalization was reported, and there are currently seven residents in the hospital due to COVID-19. 

Current cases number 316.

- NHPR Staff

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1 additional death, 56 new cases

Update: Thursday, Sept. 10, 3:39 p.m.

Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced another resident has died from COVID-19. 

She said the woman, who was 60 or older, was associated with a long-term care facility in Hillsborough County. The state has recorded 434 deaths due to coronavirus to date.

The state reported 56 new cases Thursday, bringing the overall total to 7,573 since the outbreak began.

No new hospitalizations were reported.

- NHPR Staff

School Dashboard

Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette noted the state’s COVID-19 case school dashboard is not always exactly the data that the schools themselves may report.

It is similar to the state’s reports, and individual nursing homes’ announcements, she said. Shibinette said there is always a lag between the Division of Public Health reports, because the state does not add and disclose numbers until it completes its contact investigation.

Nashua Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Update: Thursday, Sept. 10, 3:01 p.m.  

Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and two others at Nashua city hall have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from the mayor's office.

The city says the cluster of cases are connected to a "specific congregate activity." The city did not disclose what that activity was or identify the others who tested positive, and officials maintain there is no outbreak at City Hall at this time.

Donchess and the others who tested positive are self-isolating at home for 10 days, and the city's public health department have conducted contact tracing to notify others who might be affected.

As of this morning, the state's COVID-19 dashboard showed five active cases in Nashua.

- Casey McDermott 

23 new cases, 1 new hospitalization

Update: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:14 p.m.

The state announced 23 new COVID-19 infections today. The total number of cases since March is now 7,517, of which, 6,842 residents have recovered.

There are 242 current cases and nine current hospitalizations. State health officials reported one additional resident in the hospital due to the coronavirus. No additional deaths were announced Wednesday.

- NHPR Staff

Governor issues executive order for 'Lost Wages Assistance'

Update: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:45 p.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu has issued an executive order, his 68th in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, to authorize the state's participation in the "Lost Wages Supplemental Payment" program administered through FEMA. It is effective going back to Aug. 1.

Residents who are collecting unemployment benefits, who are eligible for at least $100 per week, are eligible for the new $300 weekly aid from the Lost Wages program. As the executive order states, about 5 percent of those filing for benefits would not be eligible for the extra $300.

The intent of the order is to provide a fair and broad-based eligibility for Granite Staters, according to Sununu.

- NHPR Staff

Voting in the time of COVID

Update: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4:00 p.m.

State health officials reported 21 new positive test results for COVID-19 in New Hampshire on Tuesday, bringing total cases in the state to 7,494. No new deaths were reported.

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The new case numbers come on Primary Day, as voters around the state cast ballots in statewide races. Election officials in New Hampshire's cities and towns have taken precautions to keep voters safe, including blocking off some voting booths, taping marks on floors to ensure voters stand six feet apart, and providing single-use pens to fill out ballots.

For more on how this election is playing out, visit our Primary Day live blog for updates, photos, and more.

- NHPR Staff

N.H. reports 33 new cases

Update: Monday, Sept. 7, 5:46 p.m.

Thirty-three new infections were announced Monday, bringing the state's total coronavirus cases to 7,476 since March. Of those, 6,805 residents have recovered, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

No additional deaths were reported. Current hospitalizations are seven.

- NHPR Staff

1 person dies of COVID-19, bringing New Hampshire's total deaths to 433

Update: Sunday, September 6, 4:55 p.m.

The state reported one death related to COVID-19 on Sunday, as well as 29 new cases of the virus in New Hampshire. There have now been 7,447 postitive test results and 433 deaths from the coronavirus in the Granite State.

- NHPR Staff

58 new infections, 1 new hospitalization

Update: Saturday, Sept. 5, 5:31 p.m.

The state announced 58 new infections and one new coronavirus hospitalization on Saturday. No new deaths were reported.

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Of the new cases, 17 people had no identified risk factor, indicating community-based transmission. There are 250 current cases and nine current hospitalizations.

Sixteen of the new cases are from Strafford County, and nine from Rockingham County. Other geographic breakouts, reported by the state: 11 from Manchester, five each from Hillsborough and Merrimack counties, three from Grafton County, and one each from Carroll and Cheshire counties. The state was still trying to determine the county for seven of the cases.

- NHPR Staff

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Supreme Court resuming in-person oral arguments

Update: Saturday, Sept. 5, 8:15 a.m.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is resuming in-person oral arguments on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and some criminal trials and some hearings also are going to be conducted in person, according to new orders related to the coronavirus pandemic issued Friday.

In-person proceedings in the courts remain limited through Monday, Sept. 28.

The court said criminal trials, delinquency/CHINS adjudicatory hearings, child support enforcement hearings, and termination of parental rights hearings will be conducted in person. Additionally, the superior court is conducting some in-person hearings if lawyers show the need for them.

Following a successful pilot jury trial in Cheshire County, one criminal jury trial in each of the following counties will be held in October: Strafford, Hillsborough North, Belknap, and Cheshire. Virtual status conference hearings are also being held in civil cases to keep them on track, the court said.

Circuit courts will require all landlords seeking to evict tenants to file an affidavit that their respective case meets a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exemption in order for the eviction proceeding to move forward

- AP 

23 new infections; 1 new hospitalization

Update: Friday, Sept. 4, 3:54 p.m.

State health officials announced 23 new infections and one new hospitalization on Friday. There were no new deaths reported.

The new cases bring the overall confirmed coronavirus caseload to 7,368 since the outbreak began. Of that total, 6,727 have recovered, and there were 209 current cases Sept. 4, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

There were nine residents in the hospital for treatment of COVID-19 on Friday.

- NHPR Staff

Governor says primary election should go smoothly

Update: Friday, Sept. 4, 10:50 a.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu says he's confident state and local election officials have taken the steps needed to run a smooth election during Tuesday's state primary. But he says voters should confirm details given the circumstances.

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"Because of COVID you could see some different times and some different processes in your polling location,” he said. “So by all means check on the polling locations and the times. You can check with your towns or even with the secretary of state's office as well."

Sununu said some polling places have extended their hours to reduce lines. Sununu has said he plans to vote in person, and urged all voters who choose that option, or choose to drop off an absentee ballot at the polls, to wear a mask.

- NHPR Staff

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Sununu says N.H. will be ready when a vaccine is available

Update: Thursday, Sept. 3, 4:01 p.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire will be ready when the federal government makes a coronavirus vaccine available for states. The CDC has asked states to prepare for possible vaccine distribution by the end of October.

The governor said the state does not anticipate regulatory processes or challenges, but that it’s in a position to address those questions as they arise.

“Given the network that the federal government is looking to use to get us the vaccine, we don’t anticipate having to expedite a whole lot of licensing,” he said.

The big questions are how much will be available, and when - and how quickly the distribution will arrive, he said. The state would also assess directing vaccines to priority areas and populations, a process that would take months, not weeks.

The federal government has Nov. 1 as a target date. Sununu says he anticipates it could be late 2020, or early 2021.

Asked at a news conference today about the process, both distribution and timing, being political, the governor responded, "I don't see it being politicized at all."

- NHPR Staff

41 new COVID-19 cases reported in New Hampshire

Update: Thursday, September 3, 3:10 p.m.

New Hampshire health officials announced 41 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday. No new deaths were reported. The state's death toll from the virus stands at 432.

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Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette also announced the closure of an outbreak at one of the state's long-term care facilities, Evergreen Place in Manchester. The Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee is currently the only residential facility in the state experiencing an outbreak.

- NHPR Staff

15 new cases, no new hospitalizations

Update: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 7:47 p.m.

State health officials announced 15 new infections from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing New Hampshire's total confirmed cases to 7,309 since the outbreak began. There are 224 current cases, as of Sept. 2, at 9 a.m.

The state reported no new deaths and no new deaths on Wednesday. Hospitalizations remain in the single digits - at nine.

- NHPR Staff

State has new guidance document for school reopening

Update: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 3:11 p.m.

State health officials today unveiled a new guidance document for New Hampshire schools as they return to class.

Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist, said the state will be monitoring the number of infections and the number of possible clusters in schools. It is not, he said, meant to direct schools on how to reopen.

The state has the ability to monitor school absenteeism, based on a system in place since 2009 in which schools report the percentage of students absent. Chan said schools can take a more- or less- restrictive approach to state guidance.

The state also launched its COVID-19 schools dashboard Tuesday to publicize transmission metrics, cases, and trends statewide.

State Responds to New Outbreak

Lori Shibinette, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a new outbreak at a long-term care facility. At Mountain View Community, a nursing home in Ossipee, one resident and four staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

The state continues to monitor outbreaks at Evergreen Place, an assisted living facility in Manchester, and at the Rockingham County jail.

- NHPR Staff

The state's COVID-19 news conference is continuing this afternoon in Concord. This post will be updated with additional information.

Concord council votes for mask ordinance

Update: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 10:01 a.m.

Concord’s city council has approved a mask mandate requiring people to wear face coverings in certain buildings.

The council voted nearly unanimously in favor of the mandate Monday night. It applies to businesses – primarily retail stores – and city government buildings.

It does not apply to restaurants, health clubs or other places where the governor has already issued guidance. Face coverings will not be required for children under the age of 5.

The penalty for noncompliance will initially be a warning and a $15 fine for every subsequent offense.

In Manchester, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are considering a mask requirement - and Exeter is debating a draft ordinance for the same.

- Mary McIntyre

Nursing Homes to Get $11 Million

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11 million in federal funds to bolster the state’s nursing homes, as they work to contain COVID-19.

The money was announced by the state’s congressional delegation this weekend. It will be used to hire and train additional staff at nursing homes, as well as acquire PPE and other supplies.

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have been at the epicenter of the state’s coronavirus caseloads and fatalities.

Earlier updates

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