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358 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced in NH, 1 additional death – WMUR Manchester

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Nov 17, 2020

November has brought new highs in COVID-19 infections to New Hampshire, with numbers expected to keep climbing as the holiday season begins.>> Download the FREE WMUR appOn Monday, health officials announced 358 new positive test results for COVID-19 in the state. The results included 193 people who tested positive by PCR test and 165 who tested positive by antigen test. With a daily test positivity rate of 4.3%, there are now 3,344 active cases.There were five new hospitalizations announced and one additional death linked to a long-term care facility. The man who died was a resident of Coos County and was 60 years of age and older. Health officials said most of the hospitalizations involve an older population. But, they stressed young people or people who are otherwise healthy can still have serious complications. “We’re having increasing numbers of reports coming in from scientific literature of potential long-term complications from COVID-19 infections that can include heart and lung problems,” state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said. “So, we want everyone to take this seriously because we know anybody can become infected and anybody can spread it.”** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **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

November has brought new highs in COVID-19 infections to New Hampshire, with numbers expected to keep climbing as the holiday season begins.

>> Download the FREE WMUR app

On Monday, health officials announced 358 new positive test results for COVID-19 in the state. The results included 193 people who tested positive by PCR test and 165 who tested positive by antigen test. With a daily test positivity rate of 4.3%, there are now 3,344 active cases.

There were five new hospitalizations announced and one additional death linked to a long-term care facility.

The man who died was a resident of Coos County and was 60 years of age and older.

Health officials said most of the hospitalizations involve an older population. But, they stressed young people or people who are otherwise healthy can still have serious complications.

“We’re having increasing numbers of reports coming in from scientific literature of potential long-term complications from COVID-19 infections that can include heart and lung problems,” state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said. “So, we want everyone to take this seriously because we know anybody can become infected and anybody can spread it.”

** Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list **

 

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