I know people are getting frustrated with the shut down. I know each of you probably does not know anyone who is sick, so it all seems like an awful lot of economic damage for nothing. This is the problem with a strategy that is successful when nothing really happens. These same strategies were used to different degrees in the 1918 pandemic, so we can see what worked. A naysayer said that a lot has changed in the last 100 years, so it doesn’t matter. They are wrong. Viruses still spread the same way. The things that have changed have actually made it worse. More goods are shipped internationally and more people travel internationally than 100 years ago. More to the point, they travel much faster. If a virus can live outside the human body for 72 hours, you can get anywhere in the world in that time span. This article from National Geographic is worth reading – How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic
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- Sununu moves to dismiss legislators’ suit
- Survey: Most N.H. Residents Prioritize Social Distancing Over Restarting Economy
- Hundreds protest governor’s stay-home order
- Reasons many for fewer NH infections than Mass.
- N.H. court system attempts to chip away at backlog caused by COVID-19
On Sunday, April 19, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,392 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (2), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.
Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 198 (14%) of 1,392 cases.
Seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been
international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
• One female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age or older
County TBD 2
(data updated April 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,300
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm