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9 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NH; community transmission of virus indicated, DHHS says – WMUR Manchester

9 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NH; community transmission of virus indicated, DHHS says – WMUR Manchester

Nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire indicate there is community-based transmission of the coronavirus in the Granite State, health officials said Tuesday.>> Download the FREE WMUR appThe new cases were confirmed in five men and four women. Four of the cases are in Rockingham County, three are in Hillsborough County and two are in Grafton County. >> COVID-19 coronavirus in New Hampshire: What you need to knowHealth officials said several of the cases in Rockingham and Grafton counties are people who have no identified risk factors.>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMUR”The increasing number of cases and new evidence of community-based transmission raises concern that the COVID-19 outbreak is intensifying in New Hampshire,” said Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist.There are now 26 identified cases of COVID-19 in the state. Officials said all patients are isolating at home, and none have required hospitalization.”It is critical for everybody to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and practice social distancing,” Chan said. “We know that this novel coronavirus can be spread very easily through close contact, and the virus can be spread even when people are only having very mild early symptoms of illness.”PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9Il8va2I1OW5tSmpubGlPTUt4M1lpd1YiIGRhdGEtdHlwZT0iaW50ZXJhY3RpdmUiIGRhdGEtdGl0bGU9Ik5IIENvcm9uYXZpcnVzIENPVklELTE5Ij48L2Rpdj48c2NyaXB0PiFmdW5jdGlvbihlLGksbixzKXt2YXIgdD0iSW5mb2dyYW1FbWJlZHMiLGQ9ZS5nZXRFbGVtZW50c0J5VGFnTmFtZSgic2NyaXB0IilbMF07aWYod2luZG93W3RdJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0uaW5pdGlhbGl6ZWQpd2luZG93W3RdLnByb2Nlc3MmJndpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzKCk7ZWxzZSBpZighZS5nZXRFbGVtZW50QnlJZChuKSl7dmFyIG89ZS5jcmVhdGVFbGVtZW50KCJzY3JpcHQiKTtvLmFzeW5jPTEsby5pZD1uLG8uc3JjPSJodHRwczovL2UuaW5mb2dyYW0uY29tL2pzL2Rpc3QvZW1iZWQtbG9hZGVyLW1pbi5qcyIsZC5wYXJlbnROb2RlLmluc2VydEJlZm9yZShvLGQpfX0oZG9jdW1lbnQsMCwiaW5mb2dyYW0tYXN5bmMiKTs8L3NjcmlwdD4=Symptoms of COVID-19 most often include fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough. Early mild symptoms can include fatigue, headache, muscle aches and chills. Fever might not develop until several days into illness or not at all, but people can still transmit the novel coronavirus. People who are concerned about COVID-19 should discuss their symptoms and any risk factors by phone with their health care provider before seeking a test, health officials said.

CONCORD, N.H. —Nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire indicate there is community-based transmission of the coronavirus in the Granite State, health officials said Tuesday.

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