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New Hampshire COVID-19 updates: Numbers for cases, hospitalizations, vaccinations

Get the latest information below about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on New Hampshire. This page is updated each weekday, Monday through Friday.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COVID-19 DATA:

  • Number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19: 359,781
  • Number of active cases (updated weekly): 1,481 (as of 11/10)
  • Number of new cases for the previous week (updated weekly): 1,217 (as of 11/10)
  • Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 2,799
  • *Number of current hospitalized patients who are COVID-19-positive: 91
  • *Number of current hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19: 35
  • Percentage completed primary vaccine series: 67% of NH population
  • Cumulative number of MIS-C cases: 1-49 (per CDC)

RECENT COVID-19 NEWS

  • With this year’s Thanksgiving the third since the onset of the pandemic, there are now many tools to help manage COVID-19 risk, including safe and widely available vaccines. But coronavirus still presents a danger, especially to older people and those with chronic medical conditions. A medical analyst recommends steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season.

COVID-19 VACCINE & BOOSTER INFORMATION

Everyone 6 months of age or older is eligible for the primary-series vaccine. Everyone 5 and older is also eligible for at least one booster shot.

If you are 18 or older:

  • You can get a Moderna or Pfizer booster shot at least five months after receiving the final dose of the primary series vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer OR two months after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
  • Anyone who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson primary-series vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson booster shot is eligible to receive a second booster shot from either Pfizer or Moderna at least four months after the first Johnson & Johnson booster
  • All people 50 and older are eligible to receive a second booster shot, via Moderna or Pfizer, as early as four months after they received their first booster shot.

For children 12-17 years of age:

  • Children in this age group can receive a Pfizer booster shot five months after the final dose of a Pfizer primary-series vaccine

For children 5-11 years of age:

  • The CDC and FDA recommend that children in this age group can receive a Pfizer booster shot five months after the final dose of the primary-series vaccine through Pfizer

For children 6 months to 5 years of age:

  • The CDC and FDA recommend that young children either get the two-dose Moderna vaccine or the three-dose Pfizer vaccine.
  • Moderna: Children 6 months to 5 years will receive two doses four weeks apart, while severely immunocompromised people would be eligible for a third dose.
  • Pfizer: Children 6 months to 4 years will receive two doses three weeks apart and then a third dose two months later.

NOTE: U.S. regulators ruled on May 6, 2022, to strictly limit who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots.

To book a COVID-19 vaccination or booster appointment, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/, call 1-800-232-0233 or text your ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX). For the Disability Information and Access Line, call 1-888-677-1199 or email [email protected]

Note: The data below uses information from the CDC. The CDC has been counting booster shots as first-dose shots, so that percentage has been incorrectly tabulated. It’s unknown when the first-dose data will be fixed.

COVID-19 TESTING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

All state-run testing sites closed on March 15.

Still, there are dozens of testing locations across the state offering PCR or rapid antigen tests.

Free at-home COVID-19 PCR tests can be ordered through the state via Vault.

ACTIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS AT FACILITIES IN NH

The following facilities have seen confirmed cases in residents and/or staff in recent days or weeks, according to officials:

  • Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center
  • Birch Health Care
  • Coos County Nursing Home
  • Cornerstone at Hampton
  • Country Village
  • Dover Center for Health and Rehabilitation
  • Elm Wood Center
  • Forestview Manor
  • Fox Den Retirement Community
  • Granite Ledges of Concord
  • Havenwood Heritage Heights
  • The Inn at Fairview Senior Living
  • Keene Center Genesis
  • Laurel Place Assisted Living
  • Lebanon Center Genesis
  • Merrimack County Nursing Home
  • Mount Carmel Rehab and Nursing Center
  • Mountain Ridge Center Genesis Healthcare
  • NH Veterans Home
  • Pheasantwood Center
  • Pines of Newmarket
  • Pleasant View Center Genesis Healthcare
  • Premier Rehab and Healthcare
  • Rockingham County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation
  • Rose Meadow Garden
  • Sullivan County Health Care
  • SummerHill ALF
  • Taylor Community
  • SummerHill ALF

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

See a full list of questions and answers about COVID-19 from the state here.

What happens if I lose my COVID-19 vaccination card?

Gov. Chris Sununu’s office said there are no plans in New Hampshire to move to a statewide mandate for proof of vaccination. But there are other cities or private businesses that Granite Staters might visit that do require some sort of proof.

If you lost yours or yours is damaged, replacement cards are available at the state and local level. Here is more information about obtaining one.

Keep your COVID-19 vaccine card safe with a plastic holder or a protective sleeve.

I tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

You are required to stay home and avoid other people, including those you live with. You must also tell your close contacts who might have been exposed.

You can end your self-isolation when at least 10 days have passed since you first experienced symptoms and 24 hours have passed since your last fever and your symptoms are improving.

I was exposed to COVID-19. Now what?

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR you previously tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do not need to quarantine or get tested for COVID-19.

If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and you are exposed, you must stay home for 10 days and get tested 5-7 days after the exposure. If you test positive, you must self-isolate. If you test negative, you cannot end your quarantine until the end of the 10th day, as long as you are not experiencing symptoms.

Are masks or face coverings required in New Hampshire?

Mask use is not mandated by the state of New Hampshire anymore. Some businesses or communities have the option to require masks. In many cases, mask use in businesses is only required for people who are not fully vaccinated, but this varies business to business.

Mask use is strongly recommended in counties with high COVID-19 transmission rates. For information on the types of masks available and the level of protection they provide, visit this link.

HOW NEW HAMPSHIRE COMPARES TO THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES

Test Positivity Rates By New Hampshire County

Cases Per County in NH and in the US (7-Day Rolling Averages)

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