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Mise à jour sur le coronavirus : l'état d'urgence du N.H. expirera vendredi à minuit

La mise à jour la plus récente du ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du N.H. le 10 juin  :

  • 3 nouveaux décès signalés.
  • 51 nouveaux cas signalés
  • Les décès dus au COVID-19 dans l'État totalisent 1 360
  • Les cas actifs totalisent 345
  • 31 patients sont actuellement hospitalisés
  • REMARQUE : Notre rapport sur l'âge des cas nouvellement signalés et des décès dus au COVID-19 reflète les rapports de l'État par âge, que vous pouvez trouver ici.

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Sununu dit qu'il ne renouvellera pas l'état d'urgence

Mise à jour : jeudi 10 juin, 15 h 12

Le gouverneur Chris Sununu a annoncé que l'état d'urgence prendra fin le vendredi 11 juin à minuit. L'état d'urgence a été décrété pour la première fois le 13 mars 2020 en réponse à la pandémie de coronavirus.

Le gouverneur a déclaré que l'état d'urgence était nécessaire depuis lors pour soutenir la réponse fédérale de l'État à COVID-19. "Chaque jour, nous vaccinons plus de personnes, chaque jour les cas diminuent", a-t-il déclaré jeudi lors d'une conférence de presse.

Le Dr Benjamin Chan, épidémiologiste d'État, a déclaré que les nouveaux cas et les taux de positivité continuaient de baisser. Il a annoncé trois décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19, dont l'un est associé à un établissement de soins de longue durée.

Cinquante et un nouveaux cas ont également été confirmés. L'État enregistre désormais en moyenne une cinquantaine de cas par jour.

Les taux de vaccination continuent de ralentir, l'offre dépassant la demande. Plus de 800 000 personnes ont maintenant reçu leurs premières injections dans le New Hampshire. Les prises de vue sont disponibles dans plus de 450 emplacements, y compris de nombreuses options sans rendez-vous.

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Une délégation du Congrès appelle à une réouverture rapide de la frontière américano-canadienne

Mise à jour : jeudi 10 juin, 12h32

Les représentants américains du nord de la Nouvelle-Angleterre exhortent le ministère de la Sécurité intérieure à rouvrir en toute sécurité la frontière américano-canadienne, notant que les touristes canadiens sont des contributeurs essentiels à l'économie de la région.

Les démocrates, dirigés par la représentante américaine Annie Kuster du New Hampshire, ont écrit jeudi au secrétaire Alejandro Mayorkas.

Ils ont déclaré que les touristes canadiens dépensaient en moyenne 19 milliards de dollars aux États-Unis, dont 500 millions de dollars dans le nord de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.

Ils ont déclaré que permettre aux touristes vaccinés de voyager entre les deux pays stimulerait la création d'emplois de chaque côté de la frontière et maintiendrait les deux économies sur la voie de la reprise.

Le nombre de cas de N.H. reste faible

Mise à jour : mercredi 9 juin 15h31

Les responsables de la santé de l'État ont signalé 57 nouveaux cas de coronavirus aujourd'hui et une moyenne de 50 nouveaux cas par jour au cours de la semaine dernière, soit une baisse de 9 % par rapport à la période de sept jours précédente.

Il y a 328 infections actives dans tout l'État et 29 personnes hospitalisées à cause du virus.

Aucun nouveau décès n'a été signalé pour le deuxième jour consécutif. Depuis le début de la pandémie, l'État a enregistré 1 357 décès dus au COVID-19, et 62% des décès étaient des résidents de plus de 80 ans, selon le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du New Hampshire.

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Des millions pour aider les communautés de couleur, les zones rurales

Mise à jour : mercredi 9 juin 9h01

La délégation du Congrès du New Hampshire a déclaré que l'État recevait plus de 24,5 millions de dollars de fonds COVID-19 liés à la santé pour aider les communautés médicalement mal desservies.

Les fonds proviennent du programme de secours fédéral approuvé en décembre et aideront les communautés de couleur et les zones rurales. Les fonds permettront au ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux de l'État de renforcer les tests COVID-19 et les capacités de recherche des contacts.

Il servira également à améliorer la collecte de données et à habiliter les partenaires communautaires à remédier aux disparités en matière de santé.

La sénatrice américaine Jeanne Shaheen a déclaré que la pandémie a exacerbé de graves obstacles et inégalités dans le système de santé de l'État auxquels sont confrontées les familles rurales et les communautés de couleur.

Les nouveaux cas tombent à 28 dans le N.H.

Mise à jour : mardi 8 juin, 17h35.

La dernière mise à jour de la santé publique du New Hampshire montre une amélioration spectaculaire des infections à COVID-19. L'État n'a signalé que 28 nouveaux cas mardi. Il s'agit du plus faible nombre de nouveaux cas signalés en une seule journée depuis septembre.

Les infections actives ont diminué à 322.

Vingt-huit personnes sont actuellement hospitalisées à cause du virus. Aucun nouveau décès n'a été signalé.

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Durham annule son mandat de masque

Mise à jour : mardi 8 juin, 13h39.

Le mandat du masque est terminé à Durham.

L'ordonnance d'urgence de la ville est entrée en vigueur le 3 août. Elle a été abrogée lundi. Le conseil municipal a voté à l'unanimité sa suppression. LIRE la politique.

D'autres communautés dotées d'ordonnances locales pour le couvre-visage ont pris des mesures similaires. Les dirigeants de la ville d'Enfield ont voté lundi pour mettre fin à leur politique.

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Portsmouth annule le mandat du masque de la ville

Mise à jour : mardi 8 juin, 10 h 33

La ville de Portsmouth a mis fin à son mandat de masque.

Le conseil municipal a voté à l'unanimité lundi soir pour abroger la politique. Le gouverneur Chris Sununu a levé le mandat de masque de l'État en avril.

Dans un autre développement, le responsable de la santé de Portsmouth, Kim McNamara, a annoncé que la baisse des taux de positivité au COVID-19 dans le comté de Rockingham a permis aux services de restauration et de restauration à l'intérieur de Portsmouth de revenir à une capacité normale de 100% – tout en respectant les codes de la ville applicables.

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Exigence de masque de levage de la haute cour NH

Mise à jour : mardi 8 juin, 10 h 01

La Cour suprême du New Hampshire autorise les gens à se rendre sans masque devant les tribunaux, à quelques exceptions près.

La Chambre des représentants de l'État a également rejeté une tentative de faire des maladies infectieuses comme COVID-19 une condition d'éligibilité pour le vote par correspondance.

Dans le Maine, les autorités sanitaires ont signalé dimanche près de 80 nouveaux cas de coronavirus et zéro nouveau décès dû au virus. Dans le Massachusetts, les autorités ont signalé dimanche quatre décès supplémentaires et plus de 100 nouveaux cas de COVID-19. Et dans le Vermont, le Bellows Falls Opera House devrait rouvrir le week-end prochain après la fermeture du cinéma bien-aimé de Rockingham pendant la pandémie.

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2 nouveaux décès dus au COVID dans le New Hampshire

Mise à jour : Lundi 7 juin 16h30

Les responsables de la santé du New Hampshire ont annoncé lundi deux nouveaux décès dus au COVID-19, portant le bilan de l'État depuis le début de la pandémie à 1 357. Les patients décédés étaient tous deux des femmes, résidant dans les comtés de Cheshire et Hillsborough.

L'État a signalé trois jours de données sur les infections nouvellement identifiées: 36 nouveaux cas aujourd'hui, 46 dimanche et 52 samedi. Les autorités suivent 353 infections actives et les hospitalisations continuent de baisser, ne comptant que 27 patients, a annoncé l'État.

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Concord pour libérer les étudiants tôt lundi, mardi

Mise à jour : Lundi 7 juin 9h20

La politique des masques a joué un rôle dans la décision d'au moins un district scolaire du New Hampshire de libérer les élèves tôt lundi en raison des températures et de l'humidité de plus de 90 degrés.

"Pour rendre les choses plus difficiles, les élèves doivent toujours porter des masques dans les salles de classe et à l'extérieur n'est pas une option appropriée", a écrit dimanche Kathleen Murphy, surintendante par intérim du district scolaire de Concord, dans une lettre aux familles. "Je suis désolé pour le imposition aux familles, mais pour la sécurité et la santé globales des élèves, j'ai pensé que c'était une décision prudente."

Le district libérait également des étudiants tôt mardi. Le district scolaire de Manchester a annulé les cours pour lundi et a déclaré qu'il réévaluerait pour mardi. A Londonderry, des zones de refroidissement ont été mises à disposition.

Les températures dans le New Hampshire devraient atteindre les années 90 lundi et mardi.

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Le New Hampshire signale un décès par COVID-19

Mise à jour : vendredi 4 juin, 17h00

Vendredi, les autorités sanitaires du New Hampshire ont annoncé un décès par coronavirus. Le patient décédé était un résident du comté de Carroll. Depuis le début de la pandémie, 1 355 Granite Staters ont perdu la vie à cause du virus.

L'État, qui suit 402 cas actifs, a également annoncé 61 infections à COVID-19 nouvellement identifiées. Trente-deux résidents sont hospitalisés avec le virus.

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Sununu est prêt à échanger des vaccins contre la réouverture des frontières

Mise à jour : jeudi 3 juin, 17h30.

Alors que la saison touristique estivale approche à grands pas, le gouverneur Chris Sununu a déclaré qu'il était en pourparlers avec des responsables canadiens et d'autres gouverneurs locaux au sujet de la réouverture de la frontière. La décision appartient en fin de compte aux gouvernements des deux pays, et non aux autorités locales.

Sununu se dit prêt à partager l'approvisionnement de l'État en vaccins COVID-19 avec le Canada si cela contribue à accélérer l'ouverture de la frontière.

Il a déclaré : «Donc, si le gouvernement fédéral et moi avons lancé cet appel à Washington, nous attendons des nouvelles du président, pouvons-nous donner notre vaccin au Canada? Cela aidera-t-il à ouvrir la frontière ? »

Dans le New Hampshire, l'offre de vaccin dépasse désormais de loin la demande.

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Le New Hampshire signale un autre décès par COVID

Mise à jour : jeudi 3 juin, 17h15.

Un autre Granite Stater est décédé du coronavirus, ont rapporté jeudi les responsables de la santé de l'État. Selon l'épidémiologiste de l'État, le Dr Benjamin Chan, le patient décédé n'était pas lié à un établissement de soins de longue durée.

Au cours de la semaine dernière, les décès dus au COVID dans l'État ont été en moyenne de moins d'un par jour, a déclaré Chan, ajoutant que la baisse du nombre de décès et de cas indique une "diminution spectaculaire" des niveaux de transmission communautaire à travers l'État.

Soixante-quatorze infections nouvellement identifiées ont été annoncées. L'État suit actuellement 423 infections actives, dont 26 patients hospitalisés.

Depuis le début de la pandémie, le New Hampshire a perdu 1 354 habitants à cause du virus.

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L'État retirera des fonds du programme d'aide aux entreprises

Le gouverneur Sununu a réaffirmé que l'État récupérera les fonds de Main Street Relief auprès des entreprises qui ont fini par gagner de l'argent cette année, ou ont perdu moins d'argent que prévu.

Sununu a déclaré que l'État était en pourparlers avec des responsables du Trésor fédéral à la suite de questions sur la question de savoir si la collecte était requise ou non par le gouvernement fédéral.

Alors que le Main Street Relief Program a été mis en place par l'État, les fonds provenaient de la loi fédérale CARES.

"Ils nous ont envoyé un e-mail disant qu'ils n'autoriseraient pas les entreprises à conserver une subvention pour les pertes de revenus si ces pertes ne se produisaient pas", a déclaré Sununu.

Sununu a déclaré que l'État prévoyait toujours de réaffecter les fonds à plusieurs nouveaux programmes, dont l'un couvrira les dépenses liées au COVID-19 des entreprises.

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Le programme de vaccination à domicile se poursuit

Les responsables de la santé de l'État affirment qu'un effort pour vacciner les résidents confinés à domicile contre le COVID-19 se poursuivra jusqu'à la fin du mois. L'État a fourni environ 4 700 vaccins aux personnes incapables de quitter leur domicile. Toute personne souhaitant s'inscrire au programme est priée d'appeler le 211.

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Les législateurs vont peser les dépenses du plan de sauvetage

Les législateurs de l'État discuteront la semaine prochaine de la manière d'allouer la première tranche d'argent du plan de sauvetage américain de 1,9 billion de dollars.

L'État a identifié ce qu'il appelle des initiatives prêtes à l'emploi d'une valeur d'environ 150 millions de dollars. Cela comprend 22 millions de dollars pour les parcs d'État, 50 millions de dollars pour les infrastructures hydrauliques et 13 millions de dollars supplémentaires pour les services de santé mentale.

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L'État signale 48 nouvelles infections, aucun nouveau décès

Mise à jour : mercredi 2 juin, 18h30.

Les responsables de la santé du New Hampshire ont annoncé mercredi 48 infections à COVID-19 nouvellement identifiées, reflétant une tendance à la baisse du nombre de cas dans l'État. Aucun nouveau décès n'a été annoncé.

Parmi les nouveaux cas, quinze patients ont moins de 18 ans. Il y a 25 Granite Staters hospitalisés avec le virus.

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Les établissements de soins de longue durée repensent les règles concernant les visites

Mise à jour : mercredi 2 juin, 17h05.

Alors que les niveaux de transmission communautaire de COVID-19 baissent - et que les vaccinations augmentent - les résidences-services et les maisons de soins infirmiers continuent de repenser leurs propres règles concernant les visites et les activités

Lors d'un appel avec les fournisseurs aujourd'hui, l'épidémiologiste d'État, le Dr Benjamin Chan, a répondu à des questions sur une variété de scénarios spécifiques différents, allant des divertissements en salle en direct avec un artiste entièrement vacciné au nombre de visiteurs autorisés dans la chambre d'un résident lors d'une visite en fin de vie..

Le message de Chan est resté cohérent - que les directives et réglementations les plus récentes du CDC, du CMS et de l'État offrent une flexibilité aux installations.

"Je pense que ce que vous nous entendez exprimer encore et encore, c'est qu'il existe des moyens de faire un grand nombre de ces choses avec une protection intégrée", a déclaré Chan.

La protection comprend des choses comme le masquage, la distanciation sociale et la vaccination.

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Les hospitalisations de l'État chutent au plus bas depuis octobre

Mise à jour : mardi 1er juin 17h35

Les responsables de la santé de l'État ont annoncé 77 infections à COVID-19 nouvellement identifiées, reflétant les résultats des tests positifs de dimanche et lundi, lorsqu'aucun nombre n'a été signalé. L'État suit actuellement 499 cas actifs de virus.

Parmi les nouveaux cas, dix patients ont moins de 18 ans. Selon les autorités, les nouvelles infections couvrent tous les comtés du New Hampshire, reflétant la propagation continue de la communauté. Seuls 26 Granite Staters sont hospitalisés avec le virus, le nombre d'hospitalisations le plus bas depuis octobre 2020. (Visitez le suivi des cas COVID de NHPR ici.)

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L'État annonce un décès de COVID-19 de plus

Mise à jour : dimanche 30 mai, 18h15.

Un autre Granite Stater est décédé des suites du coronavirus, ont annoncé dimanche les responsables de la santé de l'État. Le patient était un résident du comté de Strafford. Depuis le début de la pandémie, 1 353 résidents sont décédés du COVID-19.

Les responsables de la santé ont signalé 48 nouvelles infections au COVID-19, dont treize patients de moins de 18 ans. L'État suit 476 infections à coronavirus actives ; 40 Granite Staters sont hospitalisés avec le virus.

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N.H. annonce 73 nouveaux cas de COVID

Mise à jour : samedi 29 mai, 15h33.

Les responsables de la santé du New Hampshire ont signalé samedi 1 décès supplémentaire de COVID-19 et 73 nouveaux cas positifs de coronavirus. Seize des nouveaux cas ont moins de 18 ans.

Il y a actuellement 500 infections actives et 46 personnes hospitalisées à cause du virus.

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Le gouverneur prolonge l'état d'urgence du N.H.

Mise à jour : samedi 29 mai, 9h39.

Le gouverneur Chris Sununu a de nouveau prolongé l'état d'urgence du New Hampshire en réponse à la pandémie de coronavirus.

Il s'agit de la 21e prolongation de l'ordonnance, qui a été émise pour la première fois le 13 mars 2020.

En annonçant le renouvellement de 14 jours de l'ordonnance d'urgence, Sununu a souligné que le New Hampshire n'a mis en place aucune restriction commerciale et n'a pas de mandat de masque à l'échelle de l'État.

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Deux décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19 annoncés

Mise à jour : vendredi 28 mai, 16h06.

Les responsables de la santé de l'État ont annoncé aujourd'hui deux décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19 : un homme et une femme, tous deux âgés de plus de 60 ans, du comté de Hillsborough.

Il y a 53 personnes hospitalisées avec le virus et il y a 480 infections actives dans tout l'État.

L'État a signalé 64 nouveaux cas le 28 mai, dans le cadre d'une baisse continue des nouvelles infections. L'État a suivi 81 cas par jour au cours de la semaine dernière, ce qui, selon lui, représente une baisse de 36% par rapport à la période de sept jours précédente.

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Le Sénat adopte trois projets de loi liés au COVID

Mise à jour : vendredi 28 mai, 11h37.

Le Sénat de l'État a adopté trois projets de loi liés à la pandémie de coronavirus.

La législation approuvée jeudi comprend un projet de loi visant à restreindre l'autorité du gouverneur lors de futures pandémies, à établir "la liberté médicale en matière de vaccination" et à désigner les églises comme services essentiels pendant un état d'urgence.

Les projets de loi retournent maintenant à la Chambre, qui avait adopté différentes versions des propositions. Dans d'autres nouvelles liées au coronavirus, l'État a annoncé jeudi que tous les sites de vaccination COVID-19 gérés par l'État fermeront fin juin.

Fin du mandat du masque Nashua

Les responsables de Nashua ont approuvé la fin de l'ordonnance sur les masques de la ville. Le conseil des échevins a choisi de mettre fin à l'ordonnance mardi, et il attendait une signature du maire Jim Donchess, a rapporté le Telegraph of Nashua.

Les entreprises locales pourraient toujours exiger que les travailleurs et les clients portent des masques.

Le conseil de santé de la ville a voté pour recommander que la ville lève son mandat de masque. La ville a mis en place une ordonnance depuis mai 2020.

Mise à jour : jeudi 27 mai, 10h00

Le nombre quotidien de nouveaux cas reste inférieur à 100 par jour. Hier soir, l'État a annoncé 67 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 pour le mercredi 26 mai. Ils ont également annoncé deux nouveaux décès, un homme du comté de Cheshire et une femme du comté de Merrimack.

Il y a 416 cas actifs et 49 hospitalisés dans l'État.

Mise à jour : lundi 24 mai, 19h11.

L'État n'a annoncé lundi que 52 nouveaux résultats de tests positifs pour COVID-19, une forte baisse par rapport aux nouveaux cas au cours des dernières semaines et des derniers mois.

Aucun nouveau décès n'a été signalé pour le deuxième jour consécutif.

Il y a actuellement 411 cas et 48 personnes hospitalisées à cause du virus.

Les nouveaux cas dans le N.H. au plus bas en près de sept mois

Mise à jour : lundi 24 mai, 8 h 38

Les autorités sanitaires de l'État ont signalé dimanche 79 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 dans le New Hampshire. Il s'agit du plus faible nombre de nouvelles infections sur une journée en près de sept mois.

Cinquante-quatre personnes ont été hospitalisées dans le New Hampshire en raison de complications liées au COVID-19.

L'État suit 513 infections actives, un point de données qui a également considérablement diminué.

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3 nouveaux décès dus au COVID-19 annoncés

Mise à jour : samedi 22 mai, 16h39.

Trois décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19 ont été annoncés samedi.

Les responsables de la santé de l'État ont déclaré que deux résidents du comté de Rockingham et un homme du comté de Strafford étaient décédés du virus. À ce jour, l'État a enregistré 1 344 décès dus au COVID-19.

La dernière mise à jour montre des nouvelles plus prometteuses dans le déclin des nouveaux cas de coronavirus. L'État a signalé 109 nouveaux cas et les infections actives sont tombées en dessous de 1 000 – il y avait 954 cas actifs, au 22 mai à 9 heures.

Cinquante-trois personnes sont actuellement hospitalisées pour un traitement lié au COVID-19.

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Les nouveaux cas dans le N.H. continuent de diminuer

Mise à jour : vendredi 21 mai, 16h01.

Les nouvelles infections à coronavirus continuent de diminuer. L'État a annoncé vendredi 127 nouveaux cas, dont 36 personnes de moins de 18 ans.

Aucun nouveau décès n'a été signalé.

Il y a actuellement 51 personnes hospitalisées en raison du virus et 1 047 infections actives dans tout l'État.

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Le New England College exige la vaccination pour le retour à l'automne

Mise à jour : vendredi 21 mai, 15h31.

Le New England College de Henniker a déclaré qu'il exigerait que les étudiants assistant aux cours sur le campus cet automne soient entièrement vaccinés, ainsi que les professeurs et le personnel. La présidente Michele Perkins a déclaré vendredi dans un communiqué qu'avec le vaccin COVID-19 désormais largement disponible dans tout le pays, le collège l'ajouterait à sa liste de vaccinations obligatoires.

Perkins a déclaré que la vaccination de la communauté sur le campus permettra plus de cours en face-à-face, de sorties sur le terrain, de compétitions sportives et d'ouverture de ses galeries et de son théâtre.

En avril, le recteur du Collège Dartmouth, Joseph Helble, a annoncé que tous les étudiants doivent être vaccinés avant de retourner sur le campus pour l'automne, ou doivent être vaccinés peu de temps après leur arrivée.

N.H. a 149 nouveaux cas - 1 décès COVID supplémentaire

Mise à jour : jeudi 20 mai, 15h39.

Les responsables de la santé de l'État signalent aujourd'hui 1 décès supplémentaire lié au COVID-19 et 149 nouvelles infections.

Un homme du comté de Strafford, âgé de plus de 60 ans, est décédé des suites du virus, selon le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. L'État a maintenant enregistré 1 341 décès dus au COVID-19.

Autres statistiques de la dernière mise à jour sur la santé publique  :

  • 53 hospitalisations
  • 1 086 infections actives
  • 48 des nouveaux cas ont moins de 18 ans

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Pollyanna Glad Day de retour à Littleton

Mise à jour : jeudi 20 mai, 13h07.

Une célébration en l'honneur d'une orpheline qui reste optimiste malgré les nombreux défis auxquels elle est confrontée est de retour dans le New Hampshire après son annulation l'année dernière en raison de la pandémie de coronavirus. "Pollyanna Glad Day" est un rendez-vous pour le 12 juin à Littleton, avec quelques ajustements. Il rend hommage au livre pour enfants classique de 1913, "Pollyanna", et à l'auteur Eleanor Porter, originaire de Littleton.

Il y aura de la musique, de la nourriture et des souvenirs, comme un t-shirt "Pollyanna Power" représentant Pollyanna en super-héros dans une cape.

N.H. annonce un nouveau décès par COVID

Mise à jour : mercredi 19 mai, 15h09.

L'État a annoncé aujourd'hui un décès supplémentaire dû au COVID-19 : un homme résidant dans le comté de Hillsborough, âgé de moins de 60 ans.

La dernière mise à jour de santé publique montre une baisse continue du nombre de nouvelles infections à coronavirus. L'État a signalé 124 cas mercredi, dont 26 personnes de moins de 18 ans. Il y a 1 104 infections actives dans tout l'État et 50 personnes à l'hôpital pour traitement.

Depuis le début de la pandémie, l'État a enregistré 1 340 décès et près de 100 000 cas.

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Sununu met fin aux prestations de 300 $ et annonce des primes pour ceux qui obtiennent un emploi

Mise à jour : mardi 18 mai, 16h00

Le gouverneur Sununu annonce des changements dans le système d'allocations de chômage de l'État. Sununu mettra fin aux 300 $ supplémentaires d'avantages améliorés le 19 juin. Lors d'une conférence de presse mardi, Sununu a cité les difficultés d'embauche que rencontrent certaines industries alors qu'elles se préparent pour la saison touristique estivale.

Pour stimuler les travailleurs mis à l'écart, l'État offre une prime unique de 500 $ pour ceux qui obtiennent un emploi à temps partiel et de 1 000 $ pour ceux qui obtiennent un emploi à temps plein. Le programme de bonus durera huit semaines.

Le taux de chômage de l'État s'élève à 2,8%

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L'État annonce 1 nouveau décès ; nombre de cas en baisse

Mise à jour : mardi 18 mai, 15h10.

Un autre Granite Stater est décédé du coronavirus, ont annoncé mardi les responsables de la santé de l'État. Selon l'épidémiologiste de l'État, le Dr Benjamin Chan, le décès n'était pas associé à un établissement résidentiel de longue durée, mais le résultat de la transmission communautaire du virus.

Chan dit que les mesures clés du New Hampshire COVID-19 – y compris les nouveaux cas, les hospitalisations et les taux de positivité des tests – ont une tendance à la baisse. L'État a signalé mardi 139 infections nouvellement identifiées, et Chan dit qu'au cours de la semaine dernière, environ 150 nouvelles infections ont été identifiées quotidiennement.

Depuis le début de la pandémie, 1 134 habitants du New Hampshire sont morts du virus. L'État suit actuellement 1 118 infections actives.

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L'État annonce un nouveau décès, 104 nouveaux cas de COVID

Mise à jour : lundi 17 mai, 15h35.

Les autorités sanitaires du New Hampshire ont annoncé lundi un nouveau décès dû au COVID-19. La patiente décédée était une résidente du comté de Carroll.

L'État a également annoncé 104 infections nouvellement identifiées, ce qui poursuit une tendance à la baisse du nombre de cas dans l'État de Granite. Depuis le début de la pandémie, il y a eu près de 98 000 cas de COVID diagnostiqués dans l'État ; 1333 habitants sont décédés.

Quarante-six résidents sont actuellement hospitalisés avec le coronavirus.

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L'État prévoit une clinique de vaccination pour les résidents sourds/malentendants

Mise à jour : lundi 17 mai, 10h00

L'État organise une clinique pour les personnes sourdes et les résidents malentendants ce week-end à Manchester.

Le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du New Hampshire a annoncé son partenariat avec Elliot Health System pour administrer les premières doses du vaccin Pfizer le samedi 22 mai de 8h à 16h. à l'emplacement de l'hôpital sur Mammouth Road. Les deuxièmes doses du vaccin seront prévues pour le 12 juin.

La clinique est accessible aux résidents de douze ans et plus.)

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L'État annonce un décès de COVID-19 de plus

Mise à jour : dimanche 16 mai, 17h05.

Un autre Granite Stater a succombé au coronavirus, ont annoncé dimanche les responsables de la santé de l'État. Le nombre de morts dans l'État depuis le début de la pandémie s'élève désormais à 1 332.

L'État a également signalé 139 infections à COVID-19 nouvellement identifiées et suit actuellement 1 274 cas actifs de virus. Cinquante résidents sont hospitalisés avec le virus.

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Deux décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19, 145 nouveaux cas

Mise à jour : samedi 15 mai, 17h31.

Les autorités sanitaires de l'État ont annoncé samedi deux décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19. Il s'agissait de deux hommes, tous deux âgés de plus de 60 ans, des comtés de Hillsborough et de Merrimack.

L'État a signalé 145 nouveaux cas et 52 patients hospitalisés en raison du virus. Ces deux chiffres représentent une baisse continue. L'État a enregistré en moyenne 156 cas par jour au cours de la semaine dernière, ce qui représente une baisse de 26% par rapport à la période de sept jours précédente.

Parmi les nouveaux cas, 48 ​​étaient des personnes de moins de 18 ans.

Il y a actuellement 1 338 infections actives dans le New Hampshire, selon le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

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3 décès supplémentaires dus au COVID ; hospitalisations en cours en baisse

Mise à jour : vendredi 14 mai, 17h07.

Les hospitalisations et les nouveaux cas de COVID-19 continuent de baisser dans le New Hampshire. L'État a déclaré vendredi qu'il y avait 54 personnes actuellement hospitalisées en raison du virus. Il y a eu 178 nouveaux cas, avec des personnes de moins de 18 ans représentant environ un quart d'entre eux.

Les responsables de la santé de l'État ont annoncé que trois hommes sont décédés du coronavirus: un du comté de Hillsborough et deux résidents du comté de Rockingham. Tous les trois avaient 60 ans ou plus.

Il y a 1 394 infections actives dans l'État.

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Dartmouth autorisera plus d'accès le 1er juin

Mise à jour : vendredi 14 mai, 14h17.

Le Dartmouth College prévoit d'assouplir certaines de ses restrictions liées au coronavirus à compter du 1er juin.

Le groupe de travail COVID-19 du collège a déclaré jeudi dans un communiqué qu'il y aurait toujours un dépistage du virus, le port d'un masque et une distance de 6 pieds pour dîner avec d'autres et participer à des activités et performances sportives.

Les visiteurs des espaces intérieurs doivent avoir un professeur ou un parrain du personnel de Dartmouth qui remplira un formulaire d'inscription pour eux. Les événements peuvent avoir plus de 25 participants dans des lieux pré-approuvés, mais ne doivent pas dépasser 100 personnes à l'intérieur ou 200 personnes à l'extérieur sans dérogation spéciale.

L'État annonce quatre autres décès dus au COVID, 222 nouvelles infections

Mise à jour : jeudi 13 mai, 15h20.

Les responsables de la santé du New Hampshire ont signalé jeudi quatre autres décès de résidents dus au COVID-19. Selon l'épidémiologiste d'État, le Dr Benjamin Chan, aucun des nouveaux décès n'a été associé à des établissements de soins de longue durée, ce qui, selon lui, souligne le danger persistant de transmission communautaire du virus, même si le nombre de cas diminue.

L'État a également annoncé 222 infections à coronavirus nouvellement identifiées. Les autorités surveillent 1 450 cas actifs de virus. Soixante-deux Granite Staters sont hospitalisés avec le virus.

Chan dit que le nombre de cas continue de baisser dans le New Hampshire, avec une moyenne de 150 à 200 nouveaux cas identifiés par jour au cours de la semaine dernière.

Mise à jour de la vaccination

Selon le Dr Beth Daly, chef du Bureau de contrôle des maladies infectieuses du DHHS, environ 750 000 ont reçu une dose et 555 000 - soit 41% de la population de l'État - ont été entièrement vaccinés.

Mise à jour de l'épidémie

Il y a actuellement deux éclosions institutionnelles actives dans le New Hampshire, une à l'établissement correctionnel fédéral de Berlin et une à Sullivan County Health Care, une maison de soins infirmiers à Claremont.

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Les ostréiculteurs touchés par la pandémie se tournent vers la conservation pour survivre

Mise à jour : jeudi 13 mai, 10 h 17

Lorsque la pandémie a frappé, les ostréiculteurs ont découvert que les restaurants qui vendaient leurs bivalves étaient en grande partie fermés. Beaucoup ont été confrontés à la ruine économique jusqu'à ce qu'un groupe de conservation et deux agences fédérales proposent d'acheter des millions d'huîtres en Nouvelle-Angleterre, dans le Mid-Atlantic et dans l'État de Washington dans le cadre d'un programme de restauration des récifs de coquillages sur 20 sites.

The Nature Conservancy dépense 2 millions de dollars sur deux ans pour acheter plus de 5 millions d'huîtres pour les efforts de restauration.

Les récifs d'huîtres fournissent un habitat essentiel pour les poissons et aident à protéger les rives de l'érosion. Les huîtres filtrent les polluants et les excès de nutriments de l'eau.

Michael Casey,

Les rendez-vous pour les vaccins pour les enfants de 12 à 15 ans ouvrent jeudi

Mise à jour : jeudi 13 mai, 8 h 31

L'État du New Hampshire autorise les rendez-vous pour le vaccin COVID-19 pour les enfants âgés de 12 à 15 ans, à partir de jeudi. Le site Web de planification des vaccins et de gestion des rendez-vous de l'État, VINI, s'ouvrira pour les rendez-vous pour le vaccin Pfizer.

L'annonce a été faite par le bureau du gouverneur Chris Sununu à la suite de l'autorisation fédérale du vaccin pour ce groupe d'âge. Le vaccin Pfizer était auparavant disponible pour toute personne âgée de 16 ans et plus.

Le vaccin Pfizer est disponible dans tous les sites fixes gérés par l'État et les emplacements Walgreens, ainsi que dans divers hôpitaux du New Hampshire. Le bureau de Sununu a déclaré qu'il y avait plus de 25 000 rendez-vous pour la première dose encore disponibles dans VINI avant le Memorial Day.

AP

L'État annonce quatre autres décès dus au COVID-19

Mise à jour : mercredi 12 mai, 17h35.

Les responsables de la santé du New Hampshire ont annoncé mercredi quatre autres décès dus au COVID-19. Les patients étaient des résidents des comtés de Hillsborough, Merrimack et Strafford. L'État a perdu 1 322 habitants à cause du virus depuis le début de la pandémie.

Les autorités ont signalé 174 infections à coronavirus nouvellement identifiées, dont 51 patients de moins de 18 ans. L'État suit actuellement 1 402 cas de COVID-19. Soixante-trois Granite Staters sont hospitalisés avec le virus.

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N.H. annonce deux décès supplémentaires dus au COVID-19

Mise à jour : mardi 11 mai 17h11

Deux autres Granite Staters sont morts du coronavirus. L'État a annoncé qu'une femme du comté de Carroll et un homme du comté de Strafford sont décédés du virus. Tous deux avaient plus de 60 ans.

Depuis le début de la pandémie, le New Hampshire a enregistré 1 318 décès et confirmé près de 97 000 cas positifs.

Les responsables de la santé de l'État signalent que les nouvelles infections au COVID-19 restent faibles, par rapport à la flambée hivernale. Il y a eu 134 nouveaux cas et 1 424 infections actives dans tout l'État mardi. L'État a enregistré en moyenne 185 nouveaux cas par jour au cours de la semaine dernière, ce qui représente une baisse de 21% par rapport aux sept jours précédents.

Les hospitalisations continuent également de baisser. L'État indique que 71 personnes sont actuellement hospitalisées – six de moins que lundi.

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Le comté envisage de modifier sa politique de vaccination après l'épidémie

Mise à jour : mardi 11 mai à 10h21.

Une récente épidémie de COVID-19 dans une maison de soins infirmiers du comté a conduit certains responsables à envisager des changements de rémunération pour le personnel et une exigence de vaccination obligatoire pour eux.

L'épidémie, qui a commencé le mois dernier, a touché le personnel et les résidents de la maison de soins infirmiers du comté de Sullivan à Unity, y compris certains qui ont été entièrement vaccinés. Last year, the county instituted a compensation program for employees in quarantine, paying them two-thirds of wages for a missed day of work.

The Eagle Times reports that under a new proposal, only vaccinated employees will still be eligible. County Manager Derek Ferland says unvaccinated employees who contract the virus will have to use their sick or vacation days to still be paid.

Active New Hampshire COVID infections drop below 1,500

Update : Monday, May 10, 5 :20 p.m.

State health officials are tracking 1,492 active COVID-19 infections, the first time New Hampshire's case number has dropped below 1,500 since November 3 of last year.

Visit NHPR's COVID-19 tracker to get case data and trends over time.

According to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services Monday, 77 residents are currently hospitalized with the virus.

Officals reported 134 newly-identified coronavirus infections. The cases span all ten New Hampshire counties and include twenty-two patients younger than 18.

No new deaths were announced Monday.

NHPR Staff

One more COVID-19 death in New Hampshire

Update : Sunday, May 9, 6 :55 p.m.

State health officials announced one COVID-19 death Sunday, bringing New Hampshire's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,315. The patient who died was a woman from Rockingham County.

The state also reported 130 newly-identified cases of the coronavirus, including 32 patients younger than 18 years old.

Seventy-four Granite Staters are currently hospitalized with the virus. The state is tracking 1,577 active infections.

NHPR Staff

N.H. announces three additional COVID deaths

Update : Saturday, May 8, 5 :17 p.m.

Three additional COVID-19 deaths were announced Saturday.

State health officials identified the deceased as a male from Belknap County and a male from Hillsborough County, both under 60, and a man from Rockingham County, who was older than 60. To date in New Hampshire, 1,314 residents have died from the coronavirus.

The state reported 197 new cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 1,932 active infections statewide on May 8.

Dan Tuohy

213 new cases; no new COVID deaths

Update : Friday, May 7, 4 :44 p.m.

State health officials announced 213 new cases Friday, with 68 of them individuals under 18 years old. No new deaths were announced.

There are 1,772 active infections and 84 hospitalizations in New Hampshire. The state Department of Health and Human Services has tracked an average of 222 cases per day over the past week, which is a 12% decrease from the previous seven-day period.

NHPR Staff

Mask mandate lifted at N.H. State House

Update : Friday, May 7, 1 :17 p.m.

Masks are no longer mandatory at the New Hampshire Statehouse, which remains closed to everyone but lawmakers and staff.

The Republican-led Joint Facilities Committee voted 8-4 along party lines Friday to remove a requirement that masks be worn to prevent spread of the coronavirus in the Statehouse and legislative office building.

The vote comes three weeks after Gov. Chris Sununu lifted a statewide mask mandate, leaving it up to individual communities, businesses and organizations to set their own policies. Under the new Statehouse policy, legislators and staff can choose to wear masks, and to require them for those who enter their personal workspaces.

Holly Ramer, AP

CDC eviction moratorium struck down by judge

Update : Thursday, May 6, 4 :59 p.m.

The CDC’s eviction moratorium, which was scheduled to remain in place until June 30, was struck down by a federal judge yesterday. The ruling has been put on hold until next week.

Gov. Chris Sununu says that New Hampshire has no plans to issue a state moratorium if the federal moratorium is removed.

“We got rid of our moratorium on evictions last summer, we haven’t had that in place for a while, if the national moratorium were to go away, we’re not going to take any additional action there," he said Thursday.

Sununu pointed to the state's Rental Assistance Program as a resource for landlords and tenants.

Housing advocates across the country say the eviction moratorium has helped keep people housed, and that rental assistance funds still haven’t reached many who need them.

Alli Fam

Sununu Outlines Infrastructure Focus For virus Relief Money

3 additional COVID-19 deaths announced

Update : Thursday, May 6, 3 :14 p.m.

New Hampshire's state epidemiologist today announced three additional COVID-19 deaths. One of them was associated with a long-term care facility, Dr. Benjamin Chan said.

To date, the state has recorded 1,311 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

Chan, in his weekly update, said there are several promising trends on new cases, active infections, and the testing positivity rate, which averaged 3.6% over the past week. The state reported 269 new cases, 1,849 active infections, and 88 people hospitalized due to the virus.

Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, says 1,190,000 doses of vaccine have been administered so far in New Hampshire, and 725,000 have had a first dose, which is 53% of the state's population -- and 36% of the state's population is fully vaccinated.

NHPR Staff

Dartmouth will allow guests at graduation after all

Update : Thursday, May 6, 3 p.m.

Dartmouth College will allow graduating seniors to bring two guests to next month's commencement ceremony.

The new guidelines reverse the college's earlier decision to prohibit guests at the June 13 ceremony.

President Phil Hanlon said the change was made based on declining COVID-19 cases, the availability of vaccines nationwide and "more flexible state and local guidance."

Two tickets will be available to each student receiving an undergraduate degree. Those receiving graduate and professional degrees will be allowed two guests at events hosted by their individual schools, but not at the larger ceremony.

State announces one new COVID-19 death

Update : Wednesday, May 5, 5 :45 p.m.

State health officials reported one new COVID-19 death Wednesday. The patient was a man from Rockingham County.

The state also announced 198 newly-identified coronavirus infections, including 56 patients under the age of 18. There are currently 1. Eighty-five residents are hospitalized.

NHPR Staff

Vaccinations under way at Valley Street Jail

Update : Wednesday, May 5, 3 :11 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in the state's largest jail, located in Manchester. The Hillsborough County House of Corrections, known as the Valley Street Jail, says of this week that about 100 people have received the vaccine.

Jails and prisons in New Hampshire have seen significant outbreaks of COVID-19 in the last year, but people incarcerated there weren't prioritized in the state's vaccination rollout.

Many became eligible last month, as the state expanded vaccine eligibility to the general population.

Last week the National Guard administered shots to people incarcerated at Valley Street Jail - and around of half of population is now at least partially vaccinated

Jail staff have been able to access shots since February. The superintendent of the Valley Street Jail says around 80 percent of them are fully vaccinated.

Other jails report a similar rate of vaccination among staff.

N.H. reports 252 new infections

Update : Tuesday, May 4, 6 :11 p.m.

New Hampshire is continuing to see its COVID trends move in an encouraging direction, though there's still a long way to go to bring the spread of the virus down to where it was before the recent winter and spring surges.

The state is averaging about 250 new cases each day, down from more than 400 a day this time last month. About 80 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, also down from the bump seen in recent weeks.

At the same time, New Hampshire's current COVID levels are still substantially higher than they were for most of last year.

As of Tuesday, according to federal data, about 61 percent of New Hampshire residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about half as many are fully vaccinated.

The state announced 252 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday, with more than a fifth of the cases residents under the age of 18.307.

The number of active cases continued to drop. Health officials report 1,898 current cases, and 85 people hospitalized due to the virus.

NHPR Staff

Hassan, Shaheen support expansion of telehealth services

Update : Tuesday, May 4, 12 :01 p.m.

A bill supported by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire would expand coverage of telehealth services through Medicare and permanently remove geographic restrictions on them.

The bill also would require a study to learn more about how telehealth has been used during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act would allow health centers and rural health clinics to provide telehealth services, a provision currently in place because of the pandemic, but on a temporary basis. It also would allow for the waiver of telehealth restrictions during public health emergencies.

AP

N.H. COVID cases drop below 2,000

Update : Monday, May 3, 2021

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced 161 newly-identified coronavirus infections Monday. No new deaths were announced.

According to health officials, the state is tracking 1,979 active COVID-19 infections, the first time the state's case number has dropped below 2,000 since March 9. (Click here to see our COVID-19 tracker for case trends and more.)

NHPR Staff

State reports one more COVID-19 death

Update : Sunday, May 2, 4 :20 p.m.

New Hampshire health officials announced one resident death from the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the state's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,305. The patient who died was a resident of Rockingham County and younger than 60 years old.

The state also reported 221 newly-identified COVID-19 infections, including 50 patients under the age of 18. The state is currently tracking 2,242 active coronavirus infections.

NHPR Staff

Maine ends COVID visitor testing, quarantine needs

Update : Sunday, May 2 9 :20 a.m.

The state of Maine is ending its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirement for people for people visiting the state.

Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the policy could change based on the spread of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Shah said that last year there was little transmission of COVID-19 from visitors to Maine.

In Massachusetts, an annual gathering at the Massachusetts State House will take place virtually because of the pandemic.

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition says it's 25th annual Immigrants' Day will be held May 4 on Zoom and Facebook Live.

1 additional death, 293 new cases

Update : Saturday, May 1, 3 :01 p.m.

One additional COVID-19 death was announced Saturday. A man from Strafford County, who was older than 60, died, the state Department of Health and Human Services said.

The fatality brings the overall coronavirus death total in New Hampshire to 1,304.

The state also reported 293 new cases, 2,459 active infections statewide, and 84 people hospitalized due to the virus.

NHPR Staff

N.H. state workers to return to offices by May 10

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says state government employees who have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic will be back in their offices by May 10.

State Releases Guidance Document That Lifts COVID-19 Rules on Businesses

Sununu said Thursday that he expects state offices to be fully operational and open to the public now that workers have had time to get vaccinated.

More than 1 million doses of vaccine have been administered in New Hampshire, and more than half of the state's total population has received at least a first dose.

Holly Ramer, AP

New Hampshire reports 2 additional COVID deaths

Update : Friday, April 30, 5 :09 p.m.

State health officials on Friday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths: two men from Rockingham County, both older than 60.

The state reported 264 new cases, 2,514 active infections, and 94 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

New Hampshire's COVID death toll increased to 1,303. More than 94,000 cases have been confirmed since the pandemic began.

NHPR Staff

Senators ask for Treasury guidance on COVID relief funds

Update : Friday, April 30, 2 :29 p.m.

U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire are requesting that the Treasury Department provides guidance to states on uses of funds provided by the American Rescue Plan during the coronavirus pandemic.

The plan provided $350 billion in emergency relief to state and local governments that have been on the front-lines during the COVID-19 crisis. The senators wrote a letter Friday to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

They said impending budget deadlines, New Hampshire and other states "require prompt guidance from Treasury regarding the eligible uses of state and local relief funds."

Cheshire Fair hosting 3-day agricultural event

Update : Friday, April 30, 7 :24 a.m.

The Cheshire Fair will return this August, but as a smaller three-day agricultural event.

It was one of several iconic New Hampshire fairs that took last summer off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event scheduled for Aug. 6-8 will feature many of the traditional fair events, including horse and ox pulls, open farm animal shows, and truck and tractor pulls, according to the fair's announcement yesterday.

The midway, however, will be missing from the 2021 Cheshire Fair. The organizers say they are still working on plans to ensure public safety, in concert with public health advisories for the pandemic.

NHPR Staff

5 more deaths; N.H. cases, hospitalizations trend down

Update : Thursday, April 29, 3 :21 p.m.

New Hampshire has confirmed another five COVID-19 deaths. One of the deaths was associated with a long-term care facility, said Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist. The state has had 1,301 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.

Chan said today that other public health indicators are trending down. The latest report: 2,610 active infections, 87 hospitalizations, and 298 new cases.

The state is averaging 250-300 new infections a day.

Lori Shibinette, commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Services, announced one new outbreak - at Sullivan County Health Care, where nine residnets and three staff tested positive for coronavirus. So there are currently three outbreaks in the state at congregate living centers: Coos County Nursing Home, the federal correctional facility in Berlin, and the Sullivan County Health Care.

New Hampshire continues to make big gains on vaccinations. Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, said 1,093,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. A third of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, she said.

Dan Tuohy

Massachusetts AG calls for mandatory vaccines for public employees

Update : Thursday, April 29, 12 :31 p.m.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for public employees.  The Democrat said Tuesday during an appearance on Boston Public Radio that public employees should be vaccinated because they are interacting with the public.

Healy said people have a right to refuse a vaccine or seek a health or religious exemption, but suggested those abstaining may effectively forfeit the right to public-sector employment.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker has hesitated to mandate vaccines.

Staff, Wire

243 new cases, 2 additional deaths

Update : Wednesday, April 28, 5 :47 p.m.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths, both from Hillsborough County, were announced today.

The state reported 243 new cases, 2,563 active infections, and 84 hospitalizations. Those case counts reflect a decrease over the past week. There have been an average of 303 new cases per day over the past week, which is a 13% decrease from the previous week, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

To date, the state has had 1,311 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

NHPR Staff

Virtual job fairs scheduled after benefits change

Update : Wednesday, April 28, 1 :29 p.m.

The state of New Hampshire has scheduled 10 virtual job fairs during May. Starting May 23, New Hampshire is once again requiring that people receiving unemployment benefits be looking for work.

That was waived last year during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scheduled job fairs include May 6, for veterans; May 11, one for students and the other for students and adult education in partnership with Pinkerton Academy; May 13, construction industry in partnership with ABC NH/VT; May 18, Great North Woods Region and Dartmouth Lake-Sunapee Region; May 19, Seacoast Region; May 20, White Mountains Region; May 25, Lakes Region; May 26, Monadnock Region; May 27, Capitol and Southern Region.

DHHS announces 273 new infections - no new deaths

Update : Tuesday, April 27, 5 :30 p.m.

State health officials announced 273 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday, with 61 of those cases being younger than 18. The state did not report any new deaths April 27.

There are 2,611 active infections, and 86 current hospitalizations due to the coronavirus. The state has averaged 322 new cases a day over the past week, which is a 9% decrease compared to the previous seven-day period, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

New Hampshire has confirmed more than 94,000 positive cases since the pandemic began. The state has conducted over 693,000 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to date.

NHPR Staff

N.H. to add 4,500 J&J appointments on Sunday

Update : Tuesday, April 27, 2 :29 p.m.

The state of New Hampshire will be providing additional Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appointments at three vaccination sites this Sunday.

Gov. Chris Sununu said the sites will be in Concord at the former Sears in the Steeplegate Mall, in Newington at the former Sears at the Mall at Fox Run, and in Nashua at the former Sears store at the Pheasant Lane Mall.

The sites are for appointment only, and anyone 18 and older must register through the state's vaccination website. The sites will be open Sunday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While New Hampshire now allows anyone 16 and older to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only available for those 18 and older.

An estimated 4,500 J&J vaccine appointments were opened for Sunday.

NHPR Staff

N.H. reports 138 new cases, hospitalizations decrease

Update : Monday, April 26, 3 :01 p.m.

Two additional residents have died from the coronavirus. State health officials identified the deceased only as a woman from Belknap County and a man from Rockingham County, both over 60 years old.

The state on Monday reported 138 new COVID-19 cases, 2,717 active cases, and 86 patients hospitalized. All three of those indicators are down from the daily numbers over the past week.

NHPR Staff

N.H. Speaker wants SCOTUS review of case challenging in-person sessions

Update : Monday, April 26, 2 :50 p.m.

New Hampshire's House Speaker wants to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving a challenge to holding in-person legislative sessions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seven Democratic lawmakers had sued Sherman Packard, a Republican, arguing that holding in-person sessions without a remote option violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the state and federal constitutions.

A federal judge in Concord ruled in Packard's favor. But the Boston-based 1st Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to the judge with instructions to hold further proceedings. The attorney general's office is representing Packard and said Monday that it wants to pursue the matter with the Supreme Court if the case isn't reheard.

Kathy McCormack, AP

Two additional COVID fatalities in N.H.

Update : Sunday, April 25, 5 :02 p.m.

The state reported two additional COVID-19 deaths and 284 new cases Sunday.

There are 2,960 active infections statewide, and 91 residents are currently hospitalized for treatment. The Department of Health and Human Services says the state had an average of 336 cases per day over the past week.

New Hampshire has had 1,284 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. The two deaths announced Sunday were a woman from Grafton County and a man from Hillsborough County. Both residents were older than 60.

NHPR Staff

N.H. announces one additional COVID death

Saturday, April 24, 7 :01 p.m.

State health officials announced one additional COVID-19 death Saturday. The Department of Health and Human Services said a woman from Rockingham County, who was younger than 60, died due to the virus.

The state reported 334 new cases, 3,157 active infections, and 103 residents hospitalized on April 24.

Since the pandemic began, New Hampshire has recorded 1,282 COVID-19 deaths and confirmed 93,542 coronavirus cases.

NHPR Staff

N.H. racetrack hosts another mass vaccination

Update : Saturday, April 24, 8 :03 a.m.

Another mass vaccination clinic will be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, but it is limited to those who had received their first doses there on March 27 and 28.

This weekend's clinic has been shortened to one day because many individuals decided to move their appointments to other locations closer to their homes, state officials said Friday.

All remaining appointments that had been scheduled for Sunday at the speedway have been rescheduled for Saturday.

The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to login to the state's vaccination system to confirm their appointment times.

N.H. reports two additional deaths

Update : Friday, April 23, 5 :09 p.m.

State health officials announced two additional COVID-19 deaths Friday : a man from Strafford County and a woman from Sullivan County. Both residents were older than 60.

The state reported 377 new coronavirus cases, with 85 individuals younger than 18.

198 active infections statewide.

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Courts gradually expanding operations

Update : Friday, April 23, 1 :01 p.m.

Courts in New Hampshire will be gradually expanding in-person operations to the public, starting with the state Supreme Court, which is allowing the public to its clerk's office and law library as of April 27.

In person oral arguments at the court will resume on May 5.

At the superior court, in-person hearings will be expanded. They will include suppression; contested pleas, sentencings, and violations of probation; drug court termination hearings; contested civil hearings; and bench trials.

The circuit court will resume in-person final hearings in domestic violence or stalking cases and in adjudicatory hearings in abuse and neglect cases.

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One more N.H. death, outbreak at Berlin prison accounts for 100 new infections

Update : Thursday, April 22, 3 :20 p.m.

State health officials reported one new COVID-19 death Thursday, bringing the state's total deaths to 1,274 since the start of the pandemic. 515 newly-identified infections were announced.

According to state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan, 100 of the new infections are connected to an outbreak at the federal prison in Berlin, one of two active institutional outbreaks in the state. The other outbreak is at the Coos County Nursing Home.

The daily average of new cases has stood at about 350 in the past week, which Chan says is part of a declining trend. The state is currently tracking 3.233 active cases of the coronavirus.

Dr. Beth Daly, who heads the state's Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, says that 28% of Granite Staters have been fully vaccinated, and 48% of the population has received at least one shot of the vaccine.

The state is planning a mass vaccination event this Saturday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

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2 additional deaths announced

Update : Wednesday, April 21, 5 :44 p.m.

Two more Granite Staters have died from coronavirus. The state on Wednesday announced that a woman from Belknap County and a man from Strafford County died. Both were over 60.

Health officials also reported 362 new COVID-19 cases, with 79 of them individuals under 18 years old. There are currently 3,090 active infections and 124 residents hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, New Hampshire has recorded 1,273 COVID-19 deaths and confirmed more than 92,000 coronavirus cases.

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Dartmouth launches COVID 'long-hauler' clinic

Update : Wednesday, April 21, 10 :19 a.m.

fatigue and body aches, rapid heartbeat, memory issues and other symptoms more than three months after they became infected.

Related : DHMC Works To Set Up Post-COVID Syndrome Clinic As 'Long-Hauler' Questions Remain

An infectious disease specialist with a 10-member team of specialists is heading the program. Patients with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome accounts for about 10% to 30% of those who get the virus.

N.H. announces 1 additional COVID-19 death

Update : Tuesday, April 20, 5 :40 p.m.

State health officials announced one additional COVID-19 death on Tuesday.  A woman from Coos County, who was older than 60, died from complications with the virus.

The state also reported 285 new cases and 3,159 active infections statewide.

There are currently 129 residents hospitalized due to coronavirus. Of the new cases announced, 59 are people under age 18.

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8 school districts still partially remote

Update : Tuesday, April 20, 10 :48 a.m.

Some New Hampshire schools have started their first full week of in-person instruction in more than a year, though waivers allowed eight districts to maintain at least partially remote schedules.

Gov. Chris Sununu had ordered all public K-12 schools to begin offering in-person education five days per week by Monday.

The Department of Education says a dozen districts requested waivers because of staffing shortages or other issues.

Eight waivers have been granted to the following districts or individual schools: Keene, Manchester, Milton, MicroSociety Academy, Mills Falls Charter School, The Monarch School, Kreiva Academy and the Birch Tree Center.

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Dartmouth plans vaccination clinics

Update : Tuesday, April 20, 9 :59 a.m.

Dartmouth College plans to host vaccination clinics on campus now that the state has lifted its residency requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Monday, anyone age 16 or older is eligible for the vaccine in New Hampshire regardless of where they live.

In a recent message to students, faculty and staff, Dartmouth officials said they plan to partner with the state to open vaccination clinics starting the week of May 3.

The college also is planning to increase access to campus facilities and ease travel restrictions on a rolling basis through the summer and into the fall.

Out-of-staters now eligible for vaccines in New Hampshire

Update : Monday, April 19, 5 :05 p.m.

New Hampshire opened up vaccine eligibility for non-residents, like out-state college students, today.

Reshma Gigi is an international student from the United Arab Emerates, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She got her first vaccine shot today at an on-campus clinic.

"I would say it's very convenient to get it here, at UNH since I'm a student, rather than going back home, since I would not know when exactly I would be going back," she said.

Durham is currently seeing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, when adjusted for population.

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State announces 235 new infections

Update : Monday, April 19, 4 :00 p.m.

New Hampshire health officials reported 235 newly-identified COVID-19 infections Monday. No new deaths were reported.

Of the new cases, 58 patients are under the age of 18.

The state says that community transmission continues to occur in New Hampshire, and that most of the new cases are the result of either close contact with infected people or exposure during recent travel.

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State announces 4 new deaths, 308 new COVID infections

Update : Sunday, April 18, 6 :00 p.m.

State health officials announced the deaths of four Granite Staters Sunday, bringing the state's death toll from the coronavirus to 1,270 since the start of the pandemic.

The patients, who were all over 60 years old, were residents of Carroll, Hillsborough, and Rockingham counties.

The state also reported 308 newly-identified COVID-19 infections, including 59 in patients under 18 years old. There are currently 133 coronavirus hospitalizations in New Hampshire.

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370 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths

Update : Saturday, April 17, 4 :19 p.m.

New Hampshire reported 370 new COVID-19 infections and no additional deaths Saturday.

Of the new cases, 61 were residents under the age of 18.

The state announced 3,254 active infections and 127 people hospitalized with the virus. Since the pandemic began, New Hampshire has had 1,266 deaths and over 91,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Governor extends state of emergency

Update : Friday, April 16, 6 :19 p.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu issued his 90th executive order today, which is the 19th extension of the state of emergency he first issued March 13, 2020. Read the emergency order.

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Two additional COVID-19 deaths as N.H. mask mandate expires

Update : Friday, April 16, 3 :41 p.m.

State health officials announced two additional COVID-19 deaths Friday. New Hampshire's death toll from coronavirus is now at 1,266.

The state also reported 423 new cases, 3,751 active infections, and 132 residents hospitalized due to the virus.

NHPR Staff

County Jails Hitting Pause On Vaccination Efforts

Update : Thursday, April 15, 6 :30 p.m.

Some county jails in New Hampshire are encountering challenges to vaccinating their general population.

Four county jails postponed their rollout this week after the state paused use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. That vaccine is preferred because it requires only one shot, as opposed to two with other vaccines.

Of those offering vaccines this week, the Cheshire County Jail, in Keene, says one fifth of its population signed up for vaccines. At the Merrimack County Jail, in Boscawen, that percentage is closer to a third.

Most county jails have already vaccinated the majority of their staffs.

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Statewide mask mandate expires tomorrow

Update : Thursday, April 15, 3 :25 p.m.

Governor Chris Sununu announced that he will not extend New Hampshire's statewide mask mandate. The mandate expires tomorrow, April 16.

Sununu said that private businesses, cities, towns, and organizations may continue to keep mask mandates in place.

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Three new COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire

Update : Thursday, April 15, 3 :15 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of New Hampshire's residents have been fully vaccinated, according to an announcement by state health officials Thursday. According to Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the state's Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, approximately 885,000 vaccines doeses have been administered in the state. Forty-three percent of residents have received a first dose of the vaccine.

The state reported three new COVID-19 deaths, none associated with long-term care facilities. All three of the patients were older than 60, according to Dr. Daly. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,264 Granite Staters have died from the coronavirus.

The state also announced 552 newly-identified COVID-19 infections.763.

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Dartmouth students must be vaccinated for fall term

Update : Thursday, April 15, 2 :51 p.m.

Officials at Dartmouth College say students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall term.

Dartmouth Provost Joseph Helble made the announcement to the community on Wednesday. He says this is an important step for campus to return to normal operations.

“We are starting with students because they are members of a congregate living environment on our campus. They are living in closer quarters to one another, and we know through everything we've learned this past year, that that's one of the most critical areas for controlling the spread of the infection.”

Helble said students with medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated. As of now, the college is not requiring employees to be vaccinated, but is strongly encouraging it.

Currently, New Hampshire resident age 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. On Monday, April 19 the state will lift the residency requirement, allowing out-of-state college students eligible.

A spokesperson for the University System of New Hampshire, which includes Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire said a decision about vaccinations for the fall has not been made, but USNH does “strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated.”

All members of the UNH community can register to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Monday at the Whittmore Center.

State reports four more deaths, 412 new infections

Update : Wednesday, April 14, 4 :10 p.m.

Four more Granite Staters are known to have died from the coronavirus, state health officials announced Wednesday. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, one of the new deaths occurred in December 2020, and was just recently confirmed to be a result of COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,261 residents have died from the virus.

State health officials announced 412 newly-identified COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases being tracked by the state to 3,544. Of the new cases, 82 are individuals under the age of 19. (Scroll down to read about the uptick in COVID cases among young people in New Hampshire.) 118 residents are currently hospitalized.

According to today's report, community transmission continues to occur in New Hampshire, and most of the new cases are a result of close contact with people who were infected with the coronavirus.

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378 new infections reported in New Hampshire

Update : Tuesday, April 13, 6 :40 p.m.

State health officials reported 378 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday. No new deaths were announced.

Of the newly-identified infected patients, 89 are under the age of 18.)

Coronavirus hospitalizations number 123 in New Hampshire. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,257 residents have died from the virus.

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H.'s Pandemic Economy

Update : Tuesday, April 13, 4 :50 p.m.

After peaking last April at more than 16 percent, New Hampshire's unemployment rate has steadily rebounded to near pre-COVID-19 levels.

New figures from the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security show that trend continued last month: March saw an unemployment rate of 3%. That’s just slightly above where the rate was before the pandemic emerged.

But the state actually lost jobs last month. And it’s total labor force -- both those with jobs and those looking -- also declined.

There are still about 12,000 fewer residents employed now than there were before the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Cases Among Younger Residents Seeing Sharp Rise

Update : Tuesday, April 13, 4 :15 p.m.

People under the age of 30 now account for close to half of new COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire.

Cases among Granite Staters of nearly all age groups have increased over the past month, but the increase is particularly sharp among young people.

The state's average number of new daily cases is around 450. Of that, close to 100 daily are among residents in their twenties, and around 75 are in people between the ages of 10 and 19.

Health officials are seeing this trend across the country. The CDC says the rise in infections among young people, and the spread of new COVID-19 variants, are among several factors contributing to the spike in cases.

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N.H. Pauses Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Update : Tuesday, April 13, 10 :17 a.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu announced New Hampshire would pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after the CDC and FDA issued a recommendation earlier today, following reports of six people in the U.S. developing a rare disorder involving blood clots within two weeks after vaccination.

The announcement comes after a third mass vaccination clinic this past weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, which used the J&J vaccine. Sununu was among those getting the vaccine -- which is a one-dose vaccine, as opposed to Moderna and Pfizer, which require two doses.

The six reported cases were among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered in the U.S.

and that the state is working with partners, like Walmart, to ensure they have an alternative supply of Pfizer and Moderna for vaccinations scheduled today. Some Regional Public Health Networks were planning to use the J&J vaccine at clinics and to homebound residents.

No state-run vaccination sites are currently scheduled to hold clinics with the J&J vaccine.

The CDC has indicated that those who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

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Your Guide To Coronavirus Vaccines in New Hampshire

Nashua Vaccination Site Moves To Former Sears At Mall

Update : Tuesday, April 13, 9 :59 a.m.

The vaccination site at Nashua High School South has relocated to the Pheasant Lane Mall, inside the former Sears store there. The move took effect Monday.

The Sears is located at 310 Daniel Webster Highway.

The state says all appointments at the former high school location will be honored at the Pheasant Lane Mall site for the same date and time originally scheduled. Vaccine recipients do not need to change their appointments in the state’s VINI scheduling website.

Those who have scheduled appointments at the school will receive email and text notifications.

Questions about your appointment? The state number is 2-1-1, and the website is vaccines.nh.gov.

A handful of the state-run vaccination sites in New Hampshire are located in former stores at mall and shopping centers, including the former Sears at Steeplegate Mall in Concord, the former Lord & Taylor at the Rockingham Mall in Salem, the former Sears at the Mall at Fox Run in Newington, and the former JCPenney building in West Lebanon.

Dan Tuohy

New Hampshire Muslims observe second Ramadan during pandemic

Update : Monday, April 12, 5 :50 p.m.

The month of Ramadan begins this evening, and it's the second year that Muslims across New Hampshire have had to balance traditional observance and festivities with COVID safety.

Imam Mustafa Akaya is with the Islamic Society of Concord. He says that while his mosque is open, this year still feels far from normal.

One difference is not eating together after sunset.

“We call it Iftar, like breaking the fast, all together, and that’s one of the activities we used to do in Ramadan, so were not gonna do any.all together coming, we're just gonna come for special, like for our prayers, and then we leave right after.”

Akaya says many regular mosque-goers haven't been by for more than a year. But, as vaccination rates climb, he says more and more people have been returning in person.

Alli Fam

New infections reported, hospitalizations tick upward

Update : Monday, April 12, 4 :10 p.m.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced 380 new COVID-19 infections Monday. No new deaths were announced.

Reported hospitalizations increased by more than ten percent over Sunday's numbers; 118 residents are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus.

Since the start of the pandemic, 89,220 Granite Staters have contracted the virus. 1,257 residents have died.

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Another New Hampshire COVID death

Update : Sunday, April 11, 6 :10 p.m.

State health officials announced another coronavirus death in New Hampshire Sunday. The patient was a female resident of Rockingham County. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,257 Granite Staters have died from the virus.

415 new COVID-19 infections were reported. Health officials say 107 residents are hospitalized with the virus.

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N.H. has conducted over 673,000 PCR tests

Update : Saturday, April 10, 5 :39 p.m.

As New Hampshire continues to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, with new locations and participating pharmacies, the state is seeing another bump in the statistics. On Saturday, the state announced three additional deaths, one of whom was younger than 60, and reported 471 new cases.

There are 110 patients currently receiving treatment at hospitals due to the virus. There are 3,689 active infections.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has recorded 1,256 COVID-19 deaths and diagnosed 88,446 cases. As vaccinations continue - including a third mass site at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend - the state's testing numbers have now exceeded 673,000 for the PCR test, and 39,000 for the antibody lab test.

NHPR Staff

N.H. has 2 more deaths; new cases rising again

Update : Friday, April 9, 5 :59 p.m.

State health officials on Friday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, one of which occurred in December, and was recently linked to coronavirus.

The state also reported 552 new cases, with 123 of those being residents under the age of 18. Cases are on the rise over the past two weeks.

There are currently 100 people hospitalized due to the virus, and 3,697 active infections.

Since the pandemic began, New Hampshire has recorded 1,253 COVID-19 deaths and confirmed more than 87,000 cases.

NHPR Staff

Governor to get vaccinated Saturday in Loudon

Update : Friday, April 8, 1 :49 p.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu is due to receive his COVID-19 vaccination Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

The speedway this weekend is serving again as a mass vaccination site for the state. It is by appointment only.

Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette and Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, are also scheduled to receive their vaccination shots Saturday at approximately noon.

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All in N.H. resident or not, will soon be eligible for vaccine here

Update : Thursday, April 8, 3 :21 p.m.

Gov. Chris Sununu announced today that everyone 16 and older in New Hampshire, regardless of residency, will be eligible to register and get the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19.

That means, among others, out-of-state college students and second-home owners will be allowed to get vaccinated - which college towns in the state have called for, while Sununu said residents must first have a chance to get their vaccine.

Sununu made the announcement as state health officials reported a big increase -- over 200,000 residents -- registering for the vaccine since last week.

Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, says around 60% of those 16 and older in New Hampshire have made the choice to get vaccinated.

Daly said the state has administered 754,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and 20% of the state is now fully vaccinated.

Daly reports that New Hampshire has around 100 different vaccination sites, including 86 pharmacy locations -- another 41 pharmacies will begin to offer the vaccine in the next week or so -- appointments must be scheduled through VINI (vaccines.nh.gov).

The vaccine update comes as New Hampshire continues to see an uptick in new cases.

Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist, said the state recorded 515 new cases Thursday, and is now averaging over 400 new cases a day over the past week. The test positivity rate is also creeping up, now at 5.0%, and the state is tracking 3,585 active infections, he said.

The state announced one additional death, a resident not associated with a long-term care facility. "Hospitalizations are starting to increase," Chan said, "and there are 102 people statewide now hospitalized with COVID-19, which is also an increase from last week."

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Additional J&J vaccine shots, spots available

Update : Thursday, April 8, 11 :59 p.m.

For those hoping to get the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine this weekend, the state says that Sunday appointments are available in Concord, Newington and Salem.

The appointments are available through VINI, the state's online vaccine scheduling system.

The mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon is also offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this weekend, however that site is already fully booked.

Alli Fam

1 Additional Death; 96 Residents Hospitalized

Update : Wednesday, April 7, 6 :59 p.m.

Another resident has died from the coronavirus. State health officials announced tonight that a man from Rockingham County, who was older than 60, died from the virus.

New Hampshire has recorded 1,250 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

The state also reported 434 new cases and 3,387 active infections. There are currently 96 residents hospitalized due to the virus.

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As COVID Variants Spread, State Prepares To Ramp Up Testing

Update : Wednesday, April 7, 6 :15 p.m.

As the CDC says that a COVID variant is now the most common strain circulating in the country, New Hampshire health officials say they are ramping up variant testing.

In the week ending on March 31st, over 500 positive cases in New Hampshire received the testing, a process called genetic sequencing.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan says that although the B.1.1.7 variant is still a minority of cases here, he expects it to follow national trends.

“As we see an increasing proportion of some of these variants of concern, we expect that the virus may be more difficult to control,” he said.

At the same time, Chan says we already know what works to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and that still applies for the variants: wearing masks, social distancing, getting vaccinated.

Alli Fam

Hassan highlights funding to combat pandemic scammers

Update : Wednesday, April 7, 10 :59 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan says New Hampshire residents have lost more than $950,000 to pandemic-related fraud, identity theft and other scams, and she's pushing federal officials to do more to stop it.

Hassan, a Democrat, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday.

She asked how it plans to use $30.4 million in pandemic relief funding to combat scammers she called "a danger to the health and financial security of Americans."

She says the commission has received more than 425,000 reports of such scams, including 1,461 from New Hampshire.

State reports 404 new COVID infections

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 6 :35 p.m.

New Hampshire health officials announced 404 newly-identified COVID-19 infections Tuesday, including 85 patients under the age of 18. No new deaths were reported.

313 active cases of the coronavirus, and 94 patients are hospitalized.

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Sununu predicts vaccine cards could lead to problems

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 6 :00 p.m.

Governor Chris Sununu says he's wary of government-mandated vaccine cards. Sununu said he wants as many people to get vaccinated as possible but ultimately sees the matter as one of individual choice. He predicted forcing people to prove their COVID-19 vaccine status would mostly lead to problems.

"At the end of the day, these passports, carrying your card around, to prove that you've been vaccinated, I think you are asking for a lot of problems there, with an experimental vaccine at that," Sununu said. "It's just ripe with - you are going to get pushback from not just the Republicans or the Democrats:, from everybody."

But, Sununu added that despite his own concerns over vaccine cards, he believes private businesses could be within their rights to require workers or customers prove they'd received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Josh Rogers

UNH cancels final football games

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 6 p.m.

The University of New Hampshire Football team is canceling the final two games of its spring season due to COVID-19 cases within the program.

UNH has had to cancel its three previous games due to positive tests. The school played just a single game of what was supposed to be a six-game season.

The team plans to resume its normal football schedule this fall.

Todd Bookman

DHHS reports outbreak at college in Warner

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 1 :50 p.m.

State health officials are alerting those who attended events at Magdalen College in Warner of potential exposure to COVID-19.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has identified an outbreak associated with events that were open to the public at the school between Sunday, March 21, and Easter Sunday. At least sixteen cases have been associated with the outbreak.

The campus is currently closed to the public.

The agency is notifying those known to have close contacts, but is urging anyone who participated in or attended events at Magdalen College during those dates to seek testing.

Rick Ganley

New Hampshire ranks first in using up vaccine supply

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 1 :00 p.m.

New Hampshire is first in the nation for making use of its COVID-19 vaccine supply, an improvement over lagging performance compared to other states earlier this year.

As of Monday, New Hampshire administered about 95 percent of its available vaccine doses, according to federal data.

New Hampshire also leads the nation in getting at least one shot into residents’ arms. About 42 percent of Granite Staters have received at least one dose, which is ahead of every other state.

New Hampshire falls farther behind, however, on completing all recommended vaccine doses. Only about 20 percent of people have been fully vaccinated, putting us behind about half of states, including the rest of New England.

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Staffer to Governor Sununu tests positive

Update : Tuesday, April 6, 8 :17 a.m.

A staff member in Gov. Chris Sununu's office has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The governor's office says the person is in self-quarantine and has not been in the office since Thursday. The person had minor symptoms over the weekend, and had the test conducted.

One close contact to the employee is currently quarantining. Contact tracing is underway for any possible close contacts to the person within 48 hours prior to their symptoms, the governor's office said Monday night.

The governor's office says this is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the office - the first was Dec. 7, 2020.

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State reports 289 new COVID-19 infections

Update : Monday, April 5, 4 :55 p.m.

State health officials reported 289 newly-identified COVID-19 infections Monday. No new deaths were reported.

Of the new cases, 45 patients are under 18 years old.

According to officials, community-based transmission is still occuring in all ten New Hampshire counties. Eighty-three Granite Staters are hospitalized with the virus. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,249 residents have died from the coronavirus. There are currently 3,287 current cases of COVID-19.

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Another mass vaccination at Loudon speedway

Update : Monday, April 5, 4 :45 p.m.

The state will host its third mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon this weekend. The clinic is not open to walk-ins, but appointments are available on VINI, the state's online COVID vaccine registration system.

The state hopes to vaccinate twelve thousand Granite Staters at the clinic using the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Two previous mass clinics were held at the outdoor racetrack earlier this spring.

Alli Fam

Two additional deaths announced in New Hampshire

Update : Sunday, April 4, 9 :20 p.m.

New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services announced 414 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, and two additonal deaths.

The state's death toll from the coronavirus stands at 1,249. There are 87 residents currently hospitalized with the virus.

NHPR Staff

2 more COVID deaths; 440 new infections

Update : Saturday, April 3, 5 :59 p.m.

State health officials announced two additional COVID-19 deaths Saturday. There have been 1,247 coronavirus deaths in New Hampshire to date.

The state reported 440 new cases, 3,681 active infections, and 85 residents hospitalized due to the virus.

Since the pandemic began, the state has confirmed 85,448 coronavirus cases.

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N.H. surveyed schools about return before mandate

Update : Saturday, April 3, 9 :59 a.m.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's mandate that all K-12 schools return to full-time, in-person learning by April 19 caught administrators and teachers off guard, though many schools were already on track to meet that deadline.

Among the two-thirds of schools that responded to a recent Department of Education survey, 60% began offering in-person instruction five days a week to all students who wanted it before April 1.

Sununu Says All Schools Must Reopen Later This Month

Among the rest, 16% planned to reach that goal by April 19, and another 20% had planned to get there by May 3.

Critics of Sununu's announcement Thursday noted that many teachers won't be fully vaccinated by April 19.

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DHHS reports 410 new infections

Update : Friday, April 2, 5 :18 p.m.

State health officials reported 410 new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire today.

That marks the fifth straight day of 400 or more new cases, and continues the trend of steady increases in infections in the state.

Eighty-five people are hospitalized in the state from the virus. That's the single highest daily number in nearly a month.

No new deaths from the coronavirus were reported Friday.

All residents aged 16 and older are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in the state.

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17 percent of N.H. is fully vaccinated

Update : Friday, April 2, 4 :31 p.m.

With anyone 16 and older now eligible, New Hampshire continued to see large numbers of residents using the state’s website to sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Gov. Chris Sununu said the state saw nearly 150,000 vaccination appointments in a single week.

More than 450,000 first doses have been administered, and 227,000 residents, or 17% of the state, are now fully vaccinated, according to Sununu.

“The light at the end of the tunnel is well within sight,” he said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is our shot to get back to normal, and we encourage all Granite Staters to do their part and sign up for an appointment today.

Sununu has signed up for his shot, which he is scheduled to get next week.

Dan Tuohy

Rising cases part of what Sununu calls spring surge

Update : Thursday, April 1, 3 :19 p.m.

The state epidemiologist announced seven additional COVID-19 deaths today. None were associated with a long-term care facility, said Dr. Benjamin Chan.

Chan reports 433 new cases, 81 current hospitalizations, and 3,287 residents with active infection.

The latest figures come as New Hampshire further expands the eligibility for vaccines. Starting tomorrow, April 2, everyone 16 and older in New Hampshire can schedule an appointment for a vaccine shot.

New Hampshire will be expanding the number of vaccination locations, says Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. Besides the state’s sites, there are 45 different pharmacy locations, she notes.

Lori Shibinette, commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Services, says the state is closing a known outbreak at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center. She announced three new outbreaks: Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin, Northern N.H. Correctional Facility in Berlin, and Rockingham County House of Corrections in Brentwood.

Gov. Chris Sununu announced today that, effective April 19, all K-12 schools will be required to return to in-person class five days a week.

Asked about whether the state would allow out-of-state college students to signup for a vaccine, Sununu said New Hampshire will not take that step. “I don’t know of any states that are currently vaccinating out-of-state college students,” Sununu says.

College towns urge state, Sununu to devise plan to vaccinate all college students

Update : Thursday, April 1, 2 p.m.

Administrators of towns and cities that are home to colleges and universities have sent Gov. Chris Sununu a letter requesting the state devise a plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines to out-of-state college students.

Read the letter here.

The communities represented are Durham, Hanover, Henniker, Keene, Manchester, Nashua, New London, and Plymouth. "Any effort we can make to vaccinate all of our local population, including college/university students - who live, work, and participate in the economies of communities around the state - will be a benefit to New Hampshire and all of our residents," the letter reads.

NHPR Staff

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