Sept 23 Update – World News

Eric Sylvers in Milan and Margherita Stancati in Rome | Photographs by Marzio Emilio Villa for The Wall Street Journal|

Months after Italy’s lockdown against the coronavirus ended, Enrica Grazioli still sanitizes everything that comes into her Milan apartment, wears face masks diligently and limits interactions between her sons and their grandparents. More at Wall Street Journal

COVID ‘firepower’: Britain imposes six-month curbs against second wave

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the British people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered restaurants and bars to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19, with new restrictions lasting probably six months. More at Reuters

Coronavirus second wave: Which countries in Europe are experiencing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases?

Belgium, Italy and the UK — among Europe’s worst-hit countries — are seeing a resurgence but, so far at least, nothing like March and April. Of the three, the UK’s figures look the most worrying. It registered 4,926 cases yesterday.

France, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain are likely dealing with the much-feared second wave and have started taking action to curb it. France, for example, declared 13,498 new cases on Saturday and the Netherlands 2,215 on Monday — the highest figures they have recorded. More at EuroNews

Colder weather starting to impact outdoor dining, restaurants anticipate changes to guidelines

Severe drought impacting access to water for firefighters in smaller communities

N.H. Electric Co-op tries again to add internet broadband to its services

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated as of September 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, DHHS announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,990 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 are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 74% being female and 26% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (12), Strafford (10), Grafton (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Merrimack (2), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (1) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 727 (9%) of 7,990 cases. Thirteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Number of Persons with COVID-19 1 7,990
Recovered 7,259 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 438 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 293
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 727 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations 11
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2 243,527
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2 30,781
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 45,824
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 988
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,225

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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