Quite a change
Most people are doing what they can to be safer, and it is quite a change from normal life. Most of you have avoided large gatherings that you would normally have hosted or attended. Most of you have prudently canceled unnecessary trips. Because of your efforts, we are in better shape than other places. With kids going back to school and staged business re-openings, we will have better data because the risks are higher. The things you have done to get us here are worth it, and I thank you. ~ Steve
CONCORD — Despite receiving more than $300 million in federal aid, New Hampshire’s hospitals warn they could face record losses by year’s end without additional COVID-19 relief from Congress.
New Hampshire Hospital Association President Steven Ahnen said by the end of September, the hospitals’ losses will total $187 million more than all their revenues — after $329 million of COVID-19 assistance.
The hospitals expect to lose nearly another $100 million by the end of December, he said.
“We are going to need help to get us through to the other side,” Ahnen said. More at Union Leader
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Higher risk activities
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
- Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
- Attending crowded parades
- Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
- Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated as of September 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|Number of Persons with COVID-19 1||8,233|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||439 (5%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||331|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||738 (9%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||270,204|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||31,078|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||46,757|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||993|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||2,725|
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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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.