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COVID-19 update: Numbers remain very good

Monitor staff
Published: 8/27/2020 5:22:25 PM

New Hampshire’s COVID-19 numbers continue to be quite good despite concerns about opening up business this summer, as the start of the school year approaches.

The number of newly reported cases tied a record daily low of 8 on Wednesday and the two-week average dropped to 20. One more death was reported in a person over age 60 but only 8 people have died from COVID-19 over the past two weeks, the smallest number since the start of April. Hospitalizations remain low, as well, at barely one a day.

Testing remains robust: Virtually every day is seeing the results of more than 3,000 tests and last Wednesday, Aug. 20, saw what might be the highest number yet: 4,479.

The news comes as colleges face concern about possible outbreaks as seen elsewhere in the country. At UNH in Durham, Vice Provost Kenneth Holmes sent a mass email following an off-campus party where as many as 50 students attended without masks, warning that such actions could lead the school to return to all-online classes this fall.


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