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State: Third COVID-19 death in N.H.; total of 258 cases; 7 in Nashua

By Nancy West | Mar 30, 2020

CONCORD – The state has announced a third death due to COVID-19, noting 44 new cases overnight, bringing the total to 258.

“The deceased was a female resident of Rockingham County who was over 60 years old with underlying health issues,” said a Department of Health and Human Services news release.

“We offer our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased,” the release said.

The previous COVID-19 deaths were both men from Hillsborough County, who also were over age 60 with underlying health conditions.

Rockingham County now has the most with 100 cases and Coos County continues to have none.

The release said the new cases include 25 women and 19 men who live in the following counties: Rockingham (14), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Hillsborough other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Nashua (7) and Manchester (7).

Twenty-one of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all of counties with cases.

Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Five of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 39 patients of the 258 positive cases (15%) have been hospitalized.

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