Coronavirus Outbreak Continues At Nashua’s Greenbriar Healthcare

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire health officials announced 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the state but nearly half were due to an outbreak at a Nashua nursing home.

The state reported that Greenbriar Healthcare in Nashua had 21 positive cases as part of an “ongoing outbreak” at the nursing home out of the 51 new cases. According to state data released 48 hours ago, 23 people have died due to COVID-19 at Greenbriar with 35 staff infections and 82 residents contracting the virus.

Of the new cases in New Hampshire, one was a child, 58 percent were women and 42 percent men. Of the cases not connected to Greenbriar, 11 reside in Rockingham County, six live in Manchester, four live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, three live in Merrimack County, and two live in Nashua.

The new cases bring the state to 5,717 accumulative patients since

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Where 23 states stand on NFL, coronavirus measures

It’s that time of year when NFL teams should be heading into their final month of operations before wrapping the offseason with a full squad veteran minicamp in mid-June. Instead, the league’s power brokers are still trying to figure out when franchises across the country will be allowed to resume their operations — and if there is any hope of training camps or the regular season starting on time.

Murphy said on Tuesday that professional sports may resume practices and actual games in the state as soon as leagues allow teams to do so. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that his state will allow practices and games without spectators as long as the leagues have a safety plan approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health once the state enters the “yellow” and “green” phases.

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When there’s a coronavirus vaccine, how will we make sure everybody gets it? That’s the job of state immunization registries.

A collection of 62 obscure state and local agencies may end up being crucial players in the fight against coronavirus once vaccines become available.

They’re known as immunization registries and they keep track of children’s – and increasingly adults’ – immunizations.

Vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease COVID-19 are expected to require two doses, given a month or so apart, and come in several types. That’s a recipe for disaster without a central repository to know who got what vaccine and when.

Imagine this scenario: You get your first coronavirus shot at a local health department clinic. A month later, when it’s time for your follow-up, you go to your doctor or a local pharmacy.

“They’ll need to know which one you got, when you got it and double-check when you’re due for your second dose,” said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of immunization education with

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Health Officials Report 6 More Coronavirus Deaths, 317 Cases

SEATTLE, WA —Wednesday state health officials confirmed six new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Washington and 317 new confirmed cases of the disease.

Three of the deaths were reported in King County. The remainder were in Yakima, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Yakima County also had the brunt of the new cases, with 189 lab-confirmed infections.

The new numbers mean a total of 22,484 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the evergreen state since the outbreak began, and 1,135 people have died. A total of 377,327 Washingtonians have been tested for the coronavirus, meaning roughly six percent of tests come back positive.

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State Officials Confirm 6 Coronavirus Deaths, 275 New Cases

SEATTLE, WA — After the first day without a coronavirus-related death in weeks Sunday, the death toll has once again risen in Washington. Monday state health officials confirmed six new deaths linked to COVID-19, and 275 new confirmed cases of the disease.

The new numbers mean a total of 21,977 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Washington since the outbreak began, and 1,124 people have died. A total of 365,272 Washingtonians have been tested for the coronavirus, meaning roughly six percent of tests come back positive.

Starting Monday the new county-based Safe Start plan went into effect, meaning each county is now being independently judged on their individual coronavirus transmission rates. The state will use the number of new cases and other metrics to determine which counties can move ahead into further phases of reopening, which will allow business to slowly return to usual as they progress. Already,

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