12 outbreaks end, no new ones at NH long-term care facilities

File photo
File photo(WCAX)
Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 8:21 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette says 12 coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities in the state have ended, and there are currently no new outbreaks to report.

On the list of closed cases is the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, which lost more than 30 residents to the virus.

The majority of deaths caused by the virus in the state have happened to residents in long-term care facilities.

Shibinette said an estimated 18,000 people in the facilities have received their first dose, and 5,000 have received their second.

There are an estimated 33,000 people in this population. 

Related Stories:

At least 60 people respond to call for help at NH veterans home

NH senators press for action on veterans home outbreak

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)