October 1, 2020 By [email protected]_84 Off

34 New Positive Test Results

CONCORD, NH — The state reported another 34 new positive test results Wednesday including two children.

Eighteen of the new cases were female while 11 live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, four live in Merrimack County, four live in Rockingham County, and one lives in Nashua.

The state has 8,266 cases reported since March 1 with 7,522 recovering from the virus.

The state reported no new hospitalizations but two of the cases had no identified risk factors meaning that community-based transmission, according to officials, was still occurring in New Hampshire.

Nearly 274,000 people have been tested for the virus while around 445,500 tests have been issued.

Approximately 2,750 people are under public health monitoring.

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Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets, usually through coughing and sneezing, and exposure to others who are sick or might be showing symptoms.

Health officials emphasize residents should follow these recommendations:

  • Avoid any domestic and international travel, especially on public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes.

  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, including distancing while in waiting areas or lines.

  • When you can’t practice 6 feet of social distancing, wear a face covering.

  • Anyone who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs to stay home and not go out into public places.

  • If you are 60 years or older or have chronic and underlying health conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.

  • Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.

  • Employers should work from home as much as possible.

  • There is increasing evidence that the virus can survive for hours or possibly days on surfaces. People should clean frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, grocery carts and grocery basket handles, etc.

Take the same precautions as you would if you were sick:

  • Stay home and avoid public places.

  • Wear a face covering.

  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

  • Wash hands frequently.

  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services about coronavirus can be found here on the department’s website.

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This article originally appeared on the Concord Patch

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