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COVID-19 update: Fueled by UNH, state’s caseload rises

  • The two-week average of new cases has risen recently. Note that the Y-axis has been shrunk slightly from previous versions of this chart in the Monitor, making the vertical change more apparent. DHHSCourtesy

Published: 9/8/2020 3:38:40 PM

The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Hampshire edged up over the holiday weekend, fueled by cases associated with schools reopening such as the notorious party in Durham linked to at least 11 cases so far.

As of Tuesday morning, for example, UNH has reported 41 active cases – twice as many as exist in all of Merrimack County.

The running two-week average of new cases reached 26 Monday, the highest it has been in nearly a month, after dipping to 19 a week ago.

At the same time, however, the number of new hospitalizations remains very low – fewer than one a day – and deaths attributed to COVID-19 have almost disappeared. New Hampshire went 8 days without a death through this weekend.

David Brooks


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