CONCORD, NH — Another elderly man has died due to complications from or due to COVID-19, according to state health officials.
The State Joint Information Center reported Sunday that the man was 60 years of age or older and lived in Hillsborough County.
“We offer our sympathies to the family and friends,” the state said.
Officials also announced 53 new positive test results including six children. Twenty-nine of the new test results were males. Sixteen of the new positive test results live in Hillsborough County outside of Manchester and Nashua, 11 reside in Rockingham County, nine live in Nashua, and five live in Merrimack Count.
The state reported no new hospitalizations with 23 currently receiving more extensive care. Six of the new cases had no identified risk factors — meaning they have not traveled, have not had contact with a confirmed case, and are not associated with an outbreak setting.
The new cases bring the state’s count to 8.645 with 7,710 recovering from the virus — about 89 percent.
The state said Sunday that limited information was available due to “a technical update impacting the reporting of lab data.” Because of that, “the percent positive calculation is not included” in the data but information will be posted later and will resume in daily updates moving forward.
About 2,750 people are under public health monitoring by state health officials.
School Data Dashboard Information
Another large New Hampshire city moved into the “substantial” community level transmission metric while another moved out.
According to the state’s school data dashboard, Nashua has entered into the substantial category — due to having 100.7 cases per 100,000 people during the past two weeks. Manchester was listed as substantial Saturday but moved out of the category Sunday. Manchester, Hillsborough County, and Strafford County are in the “moderate” category while the rest of the state is still in the minimal category.
Other data was not updated on the state’s dashboards Sunday.
Stop The Spread Of COVID-19
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 to stay home and not go out into public places.
If you are 60 years or older or have chronic and underlying health conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.
Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
Employers should work from home as much as possible.
There is increasing evidence that the virus can survive for hours or possibly days on surfaces. People should clean frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, grocery carts and grocery basket handles, etc.
Take the same precautions as you would if you were sick:
Stay home and avoid public places.
Wear a face covering.
Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Wash hands frequently.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services about coronavirus can be found here on the department’s website.
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This article originally appeared on the Concord Patch