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10 More Children Catch COVID-19: New Hampshire Update

CONCORD, NH — The state of New Hampshire crossed over the 500,000 polymerase chain reaction test threshold Monday with another 65 residents, including 10 children, contracting COVID-19, according to state health officials.

After collecting nearly 4,900 specimens Sunday and waiting on nearly 900 test results, the State Joint Information Center reported a 1.2 percent positivity rate for Monday. About a third of the new positives came from antigen tests while the rest were polymerase chain reaction tests. The state has collected 503,076 PCR tests while testing 295,921 people.

Currently, there are 738 Granite Staters who have the virus, 9,208 accumulative cases, and 8,014 recoveries. Seventeen remain hospitalized receiving more extensive case and more than half of the new cases were male.

Of the new infections, 22 live in Rockingham County, 12 live in Nashua, 10 live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, and two live in Merrimack County.

Nashua has the most active cases — 96, following by Bedford and Manchester with 89, and Warner with 36. Merrimack has 19 cases and Salem has 13. Hampton has 11 with Amherst, Exeter, and Londonderry at nine, and Concord, Portsmouth, and Windham have eight. North Hampton has five cases Milford has between one and four active cases.

Approximately 3,500 people are under public health monitoring.

Because of new cases, Belknap County has moved from minimal community transmission to moderate on the community level transmission metrics data page. The entire state of New Hampshire is in the moderate category due to 66.5 cases per 100,000 during the past two weeks. The seven-day PCR counts and hospitalization rates are still in the minimal section statewide. Both Manchester and Nashua are in the substantial metrics category.

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New K-12 school infections including one case at the Paul A. Smith Elementary School in Franklin, a second new case at Londonderry Senior High School, the first case at Franklin High School, and the first case at the Granite State Arts Academy Charter School. The Ellis School in Fremont also has its second case and the Chester Academy has its second case, too.

According to the state’s data dashboard, 57 K-12 schools have active student or staff positive test results.

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The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets, usually through coughing and sneezing, and exposure to others who are sick or might be showing symptoms.

Health officials emphasize residents should follow these recommendations:

  • Avoid any domestic and international travel, especially on public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes.

  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, including distancing while in waiting areas or lines.

  • When you can’t practice 6 feet of social distancing, wear a face covering.

  • Anyone who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs

‘You catch it, you get better’

President Donald Trump on Thursday, just days after being hospitalized for COVID-19 and as he continued to receive medical care at the White House, once again downplayed his own sickness and the threat to Americans across the country.



a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.


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President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.

“Remember, when you catch it, you get better, and you’re immune,” he told Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo in his first extensive interview since getting out of Walter Reed hospital Monday and with Election Day now just weeks away.

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The president’s continued effort to minimize the danger comes as more than 211,000 American lives have died from the virus that continues to spread in many parts of the U.S., including inside the White House and within the ranks of his own administration.



a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.


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President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.

Even as he touted the Regeneron antibody treatment he’s taken as a “cure,” without evidence, he portrayed his hospitalization as having been unnecessary and suggested he could have “would have done it fine without drugs.”

“I didn’t have to go in frankly, I think it would have gone away by itself,” Trump said.

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The president’s confidence in his condition comes after he was twice administered oxygen in recent days as he has fought the virus and seemed to confirm he is still being treated with a steroid, even as he said he is off all other medications.

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“I think I’m taking almost nothing,” Trump said. “I think you go a little bit longer on, they have steroid, it’s not heavy steroid, they have that go a little bit longer, but I am not taking, I am almost not taking anything. I feel great.”

The White House and the president’s doctors have refused to answer basic questions about Trump’s illness and treatments, such as when he last tested negative for COVID-19 before he received a positive test and what impact the virus has had on his lungs.

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“I will be tested very soon, but I am essentially very clean, they say it’s over a period of six, seven days, and I was — you know amazing thing happened to me I just went in, I didn’t feel good. And that’s OK, I expected that at some point,” Trump said, likening the virus to a “microscopic piece of dust.”

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Trump falsely dismisses virus danger: ‘You catch it, you get better, and you’re immune’

The president’s continued effort to minimize the danger comes as more than 211,000 American lives have died from the virus that continues to spread in many parts of the U.S., including inside the White House and within the ranks of his own administration.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.

President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.

President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, Oct. 5, 2020.

Even as he touted the Regeneron antibody treatment he’s taken as a “cure,” without evidence, he portrayed his hospitalization as having been unnecessary and suggested he could have “would have done it fine without drugs.”

“I didn’t have to go in frankly, I think it would have gone away by itself,” Trump said.

The president’s confidence in his condition comes after he was twice administered oxygen in recent days as he has fought the virus and seemed to confirm he is still being treated with a steroid, even as he said he is off all other medications.

“I think I’m taking almost nothing,” Trump said. “I think you go a little bit longer on, they have steroid, it’s not heavy steroid, they have that go a little bit longer, but I am not taking, I am almost not taking anything. I feel great.”

The White House and the president’s doctors have refused to answer basic questions about Trump’s illness and treatments, such as when he last tested negative for COVID-19 before he received a positive test and what impact the virus has had on his lungs.

“I will be tested very soon, but I am essentially very clean, they say it’s over a period of six, seven days, and I was — you know amazing thing happened to me I just went in, I didn’t feel good. And that’s OK, I expected that at some point,” Trump said, likening the virus to a “microscopic piece of dust.”

Despite not having been tested, the president said he doesn’t think he is contagious “at all anymore” and said he is feeling so well that he would like to do a rally tonight and felt he could have done one last night.

The president said whether or not he is contagious, if he were at a rally

‘You catch it and then you get better:’ Trump claims he would’ve beaten COVID-19 without treatment

President Trump boasted Thursday that he doesn’t need any help beating coronavirus — and you don’t either.

The COVID-stricken president said he is strong enough to win his fight against the deadly virus without treatment, an ill-informed statement considering that 210,000 Americans have succumbed to the pandemic

“I think I would have done it fine without drugs. You don’t really need drugs,” Trump told Fox News.

“You catch it and then you get better. And then you are immune,” Trump added.

Trump praised the experimental anti-body treatment that he was given last Friday, calling the drug a “cure” for COVID-19.

But he suggested that his own strength was primarily responsible for his ability to fight off the virus so far.

“I view it as a cure because I took it,” Trump said. “It’s great, it made me better, I’ll tell you right now.”

Doctors say that personal strength obviously has little to do with a person’s ability to fight off coronavirus, which has infected more than 7 million Americans.

Trump also says he doesn’t think he is contagious with coronavirus, even though doctors say COVID-19 patients can still spread the disease for up to two weeks after being infected.

“I don’t think I’m contagious at all,” said Trump, without offering any evidence to back up his claim.

The shocking statements amount to a return to Trump’s default effort to downplay the impact of the pandemic and to undermine efforts to contain the worst public health crisis the U.S. has faced in a century.

After admitting being infected with COVID-19, Trump initially suggested his own illness might cause him to change his tune, saying “I get it now.”

But since his condition has improved, Trump staged a made-for-TV return to the White House and pointedly ripped off his face mask, which protects those around him from contracting the virus from him.

The president now claims to be almost fully recovered, although he admitted taking a powerful steroid, which can mask symptoms and also cause dramatic mood swings.

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