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COVID-19 cases reach 214 in N.H.

By Nancy West | Mar 29, 2020

CONCORD – Late Saturday, the state issued a news release showing another 27 new positive tests for COVID-19 in New Hampshire, bringing the total to 214. There have been a total two deaths in Hillsborough County from the virus.

The new cases include 11 in Rockingham County, which now has the most confirmed diagnoses at 86. Coos County continues to have no cases.

Saturday was the first full day of Gov. Chris Sununu’s emergency stay-at-home order. Police can criminally charge people and businesses that don’t comply with the state’s new emergency orders, but Attorney General Gordon MacDonald has urged law enforcement to use great discretion.

A call to the press information center seeking more details said it was closed Saturday evening.

The new cases are 17 women, nine men and one male under the age of 18, according to the news release.

The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (2) and Strafford (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (3).

Eight 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 the counties with cases.


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