WMUR: Gov. Chris Sununu answers viewer questions regarding COVID-19 in New Hampshire
“The governor was live in WMUR’s studios Wednesday during News 9 at 5:30 to answer viewer questions about the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Union Leader: NH expands testing as 19 new deaths reported; long-term care facilities with most revealed
“Gov. Chris Sununu announced plans to dramatically expand testing on New Hampshire’s deadliest day of the COVID-19 crisis, with 19 deaths reported, by far the most since the pandemic began.
Under the expanded testing protocol, anyone with a single symptom will be permitted to schedule a test even without a doctor’s recommendation.
Those eligible for testing at five sites across the state also will include people without symptoms but who are at a greater risk of contracting the virus, including people over 60, anyone with a chronic medical condition such as asthma or diabetes and all health care workers, Sununu said.”
Since the state launched its new portal for anyone with symptoms to request testing, about 2,200 people have signed up. Anyone 60 years or older or who has underlying conditions can also get an appointment to get tested.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,843 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new case.
One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 308 (11%) of 2,843 cases. Current hospitalizations stand at XXX.
Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. no identified risk factors.
DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
• 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older
(data updated May 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,050