Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Updates and Information

Novel Coronavirus

3/12/2020 – As reports of the 2019 novel coronavirus continue, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) continue to monitor for potential new cases and are taking precautions to limit the impact. 

Current Numbers:

  • 1,323 positive cases have been confirmed throughout the United States along with 38 deaths. 
  • There have been 5 confirmed cases in New Hampshire.
  • >127,862 cases globally with 4,718 deaths. 

Flu remains the greater risk in the US.  Get a flu shot – it is not too late to be protected from flu.

Watch for Symptoms:

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call your doctor if you…

  • Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19


  • Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

* This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

This virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets that are dispersed when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which means that the same precautions taken during flu season will also help prevent the spread of 2019-n-CoV.

Person with soapy hands rinsing under a sink

Protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Practice other good health habits.  Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and new information is becoming available daily.  Please refer to the links below from DHHS NH and the CDC as information is expected to change often:

To view the full press release click HERE.

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