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Anyone in NH can now get tested for COVID-19, DHHS commissioner says

6 more deaths linked to COVID-19 in NH

Anyone in NH can now get tested for COVID-19, DHHS commissioner says

6 more deaths linked to COVID-19 in NH


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AND RIGHT AWAY. STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED IF YOU LIVE HERE, YOU CAN BE TESTED HERE, ALL REQUIREMENTS LIFTED. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO HAVE A SYMPTOM.>> WE’RE REALLY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GET OUT AND GET TESTED. WE HAVE A TON OF SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. JEAN: TESTING IS AVAILABLE AT THE STATE’S FIXED SITES IN CONCORD, CLAREMONT, KEENE, LANCASTER, LONDONDERRY, MILFORD, PORTSMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, ROCHESTER, AND TAMWORTH. AND CVS IS NOW OFFERING DRIVE-THROUGH SELF-TESTING AT FIVE LOCATIONS IN CONCORD, HAMPTON, HOOKSETT, AND NASHU YOU USE A SWAB IN YOUR OWN CAR, RESULTS IN A FEW DAYS. HEAD TO CVS.COM FOR INFORMATION. STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY WHILE THEY’VE DONE MORE THAN 70,000 TESTS, THE DEMAND IS DECREASING, SO THERE ARE OPENINGS NO>> I MET TWO OF THE FIVE CRITERIA THAT THEY WERE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO DO THE TEST, SO I THOUGHT, WELL, IT’S FREE, WHY NOT. JEAN: SARAH BLAIR BROWN FROM BOW GOT TESTED LAST WEEK>> IT WAS UNCOMFORTABLY TICKLISH AND OVER FAIRLY QUICKLY AND I GOT MY RESULTS ON MONDAY. JEAN: SHE SHARED HER RESULTS — NEGATIVE.>> I’M BEING CAREFUL. I MEAN, THE BIG TRIP OF THE WEEK IS GOING TO HANNAFORD TO BUY GROCERIES. I WOULD NOT DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM TAKING IT. THE MORE INFORMATION AND MORE DATA THEY HAVE, THE BETTER OFF WE ARE I THINK. JEAN: AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET TESTED, JUST HEAD TO NH.GOV/COVID19. LIVE IN MANCHEST

Anyone in NH can now get tested for COVID-19, DHHS commissioner says

6 more deaths linked to COVID-19 in NH

Anyone in New Hampshire who wants to get a COVID-19 test can now get one, even if they don’t have symptoms or other risk factors, health officials said Friday.>> Download the FREE WMUR appHealth Commissioner Lori Shibinette said any Granite Stater can now schedule a test at any of the state’s fixed testing locations. Previously, only people who showed symptoms, who had certain health risk factors, who were 60 or older or who worked in certain jobs could get tested.>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMUR Shibinette said the demand for testing has gone down while the state has secured enough supplies to open up testing more widely.>> COVID-19 in New Hampshire: Important information”We’re really encouraging people to get out and get tested. We have a ton of same-day appointments available,” Shibinette said.Anyone interested in scheduling a test can do so online at nh.gov. Shibinette said there is enough availability for many people to get a test the same day.The change in testing requirements came as six more Granite Staters died of COVID-19. Shibinette said all were over the age of 60 and residents of long-term care facilities Hillsborough County.There were 107 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed, for a total of 4,492 cases in New Hampshire since the pandemic began. Shibinette said two more cases have required hospitalization.Latest New Hampshire data:Number of overall COVID-19 cases: 4,492Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 238Number of patients who have recovered: 2,802Number of active cases: 1,452Number of people who have been hospitalized: 440Number of current hospitalizations: 105Number of pending COVID-19 tests: at least 960Number of total COVID-19 tests: 68,960Number of total antibody tests: 11,169Number of people being monitored: 3,900 (approximate number)Number of MIS-C cases: 1Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9Il8va2I1OW5tSmpubGlPTUt4M1lpd1YiIGRhdGEtdHlwZT0iaW50ZXJhY3RpdmUiIGRhdGEtdGl0bGU9Ik5IIENvcm9uYXZpcnVzIENPVklELTE5Ij48L2Rpdj48c2NyaXB0PiFmdW5jdGlvbihlLGksbixzKXt2YXIgdD0iSW5mb2dyYW1FbWJlZHMiLGQ9ZS5nZXRFbGVtZW50c0J5VGFnTmFtZSgic2NyaXB0IilbMF07aWYod2luZG93W3RdJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0uaW5pdGlhbGl6ZWQpd2luZG93W3RdLnByb2Nlc3MmJndpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzKCk7ZWxzZSBpZighZS5nZXRFbGVtZW50QnlJZChuKSl7dmFyIG89ZS5jcmVhdGVFbGVtZW50KCJzY3JpcHQiKTtvLmFzeW5jPTEsby5pZD1uLG8uc3JjPSJodHRwczovL2UuaW5mb2dyYW0uY29tL2pzL2Rpc3QvZW1iZWQtbG9hZGVyLW1pbi5qcyIsZC5wYXJlbnROb2RlLmluc2VydEJlZm9yZShvLGQpfX0oZG9jdW1lbnQsMCwiaW5mb2dyYW0tYXN5bmMiKTs8L3NjcmlwdD4=

CONCORD, N.H. —

Anyone in New Hampshire who wants to get a COVID-19 test can now get one, even if they don’t have symptoms or other risk factors, health officials said Friday.

>> Download the FREE WMUR app

Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said any Granite Stater can now schedule a test at any of the state’s fixed testing locations. Previously, only people who showed symptoms, who had certain health risk factors, who were 60 or older or who worked in certain jobs could get tested.

>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMUR

Shibinette said the demand for testing has gone down while the state has secured enough supplies to open up testing more widely.

>> COVID-19 in New Hampshire: Important information

“We’re really encouraging people to get out and get tested. We have a ton of same-day appointments available,” Shibinette said.

Anyone interested in scheduling a test can do so online at nh.gov. Shibinette said there is enough availability for many people to get a test the same day.

The change in testing requirements came as six more Granite Staters died of COVID-19. Shibinette said all were over the age of 60 and residents of long-term care facilities Hillsborough County.

There were 107 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed, for a total of 4,492 cases in New Hampshire since the pandemic began. Shibinette said two more cases have required hospitalization.

Latest New Hampshire data:

  • Number of overall COVID-19 cases: 4,492
  • Number of deaths attributed to COVID-19: 238
  • Number of patients who have recovered: 2,802
  • Number of active cases: 1,452
  • Number of people who have been hospitalized: 440
  • Number of current hospitalizations: 105
  • Number of pending COVID-19 tests: at least 960
  • Number of total COVID-19 tests: 68,960
  • Number of total antibody tests: 11,169
  • Number of people being monitored: 3,900 (approximate number)
  • Number of MIS-C cases: 1

Town-by-town COVID-19 case data: Interactive map | Text-only list

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