COVID update: No COVID deaths in 4 days for first time since March

  • DHHS—Courtesy

Published: 8/11/2020 7:32:13 AM

In what is probably a reflection of increased emphasis on long-term health care facilities, New Hampshire has not had a COVID-related death in four days, the longest such stretch since late March.

So far, 419 deaths have been reported linked to COVID-19 but only two have been confirmed in the last week.

More than 80% of deaths have occurred in people over age 60 in nursing homes and similar facilities, which for the past month have seen heightened testing to spot outbreaks before they spread.

Hospitalizations continue at a low rate of about one per day and the number of new cases is showing signs of starting to pull back from the recent increase, although the two-week average of 31 per day is still higher than it was a month ago.

Overall, 89% of cases have recovered, 6% have died and 10% have been in the hospital at one point or another.

David Brooks


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