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Gov. Chris Sununu is lifting some of the state's COVID-19 restrictions, citing falling case numbers and rising rates of vaccination.

Tedd S. Warren, The Associated Press

Mutations in viruses occur continually and though many don't result in changes in disease severity or immune response, COVID-19 has mutated in some ways that concern scientists. These variants apparently originated in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa, though recently scientists have found evidence of about seven variants in the U.S. How and where are these variants developing -- and how well is the U.S. tracking them compared with other countries?  How do current vaccines hold up against these variants and what work is being done now to prepare for new, potentially more virulent strains? We explore these questions and more. 

Air date: Feb. 18, 2021

Dan Barrick/NHPR

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the state's political circles, as one of the top-ranking Republicans in the New Hampshire House announced she had tested positive, and lawmakers and State House staff lined up to be tested for the virus in the wake of House Speaker Dick Hinch’s death from COVID-19.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

As high demand for COVID-19 tests continues beyond the long holiday weekend, some sites are looking to expand their testing capacity. 

Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth usually tests 65 to 70 people per day, and has had a full schedule for the past two weeks.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

With hundreds of thousands of rapid COVID-19 antigen testing supplies slated to arrive in the coming months, the state says it will now include those results in its daily coronavirus testing figures.

Sarah Gibson/NHPR

En el noticiero de hoy, te compartimos una entrevista con Claudia Castaño, coordinadora para el programa de English Language Learners del distrito de Nashua, sobre cómo ha empezado el año escolar y que recursos de apoyo hay para familias de los estudiantes. 

También te compartimos otras noticias sobre lo que sucede en New Hampshire hoy, viernes 18 de septiembre.