No New COVID-19 Deaths for Third Day in a Row in New Hampshire
According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in New Hampshire is now at 75,803.
There were 242 new cases as of Tuesday, but there were no new deaths for the third day in a row for the Granite State. There have been 1,170 total deaths associated with COVID-19 for New Hampshire.
The number of current cases in the state is now at 2,274.
New Hampshire is opening its first mass vaccination site this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, according to WMUR. The plan is for the clinic to run for three days "with the goal of distributing 10,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine," the news station stated.
However, an appointment is needed to attend as there will be no walk-ins for the vaccine, WMUR added.
There are currently six different phases associated with getting the vaccine in New Hampshire. They are as follows, per the NH Division of Public Services estimated timeline:
- Phase 1A: high-risk health care workers, first responders and residents and staff of long-term care and assisted living facilities
- Phase 1B: : people age 65+, corrections officers and prison staff, those who are medically vulnerable, first responders and healthcare workers not already vaccinated
- Phase 2A: K-12 school staff and childcare staff
- Phase 2B: People 50-64 years old
- Phase 3A: People under 50 who have moderate risk factors
- Phase 3B: everyone who has not already been vaccinated
Phase 1A and Phase 1B have already begun and are underway. Phase 2A and 2B are expected to be March to May, and Phase 3A and Phase 3B are expected to be May and beyond.
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, including a runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, fever and in severe cases, difficulty breathing, call your doctor before going in so that they can prepare for your arrival.
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.