New Hampshire Has 45 New Coronavirus Patients; 2 More Die: Data

CONCORD, NH — The State Joint Information Center announced two more deaths due to COVID-19 in New Hampshire Saturday.

The woman and man were both connected to long-term care settings and were 80 years of age or older. The woman lived in Merrimack County while the man lived in Hillsborough County.

Another 45 positive test results were also released Saturday bringing the accumulative case number in the state to 6,415 cases. The state has 568 current cases of COVID-19. According to the state, 5,438 people or 85 percent have recovered from the virus.

Twelve of the new patients live in Manchester, 10 reside in Rockingham County, eight live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, five live in Nashua, and two live in Merrimack County.

Only one of the new patients required hospitalization bringing the current hospital count to 27 in the state and 686 overall or about 11

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A ‘shocking’ two-thirds of patients recently hospitalized in NY had been staying home

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that a survey showed that a “shocking” two-thirds of patients recently hospitalized for coronavirus became infected despite largely staying at home.

Hospitals were asked to document where their most recent COVID-19 patients had been staying before admission, Cuomo said, and 66 percent came from their own homes.

About 18 percent came from nursing homes, 4 percent from assisted-living facilities, 2 percent were homeless, 2 percent had been at other “congregate” settings, fewer than 1 percent were prison or jail inmates, and 8 percent were classified as “other.”

“This is a surprise,” the governor told reporters at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York. “Sixty-six percent of the people were at home, which is shocking to us.”

The data came from 113 hospitals reporting information on patients being treated over three recent days, according to state health officials.

“They’re not

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