New Hampshire launches online portal to request testing

CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) On Thursday, New Hampshire reported more than 2,800 people had tested positive for COVID-19. The state has 113 people hospitalized, and 114 people have died from the virus.

One of the biggest challenges in containing the spread of the virus is a lack of testing, but the Granite State is making it easier for you to get tested.

You can now sign up through a new online portal to request a test for COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Human Services says it received 2,000 requests in the first 24 hours.

You can use the portal if you have COVID-19 symptoms, are over 60 with underlying health issues or if you're a health care worker.

You can also go to your doctor and request a test, or call the COVID-19 coordinating office at 603-271-5980.