Sununu OKs LTC “Health Partners”

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Order #42 as part of the state’s efforts to respond to COVID-19. Governor Sununu issued Emergency Order #42, to allow temporary health partners to work alongside licensed personnel in long term care facilities. The workers would be similar to personal csre service providers (PCSPs), as outlined in the Scope of Work attached to the order.

As of May 12, New Hampshire has reported 3,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the tracker updated by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. This makes New Hampshire 42nd in the list of states for the most US coronavirus cases, after 40 states and the District of Columbia. 

 

  • Of cases with complete information, four of the new patients are under the age of 18.
  • The total number of cases is New Hampshire is 3,160.
  • The total number of deaths is 133

Hillsborough County has the highest number of cases, with 1,496, followed by Rockingham County, with 994 cases.

Most of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to outbreaks in the state’s longterm care facilities, local news station WMUR-TV reported on April 23.

 

State epidemiologist Dr. Ben Chan said at a press conference Monday that while no new deaths related to coronavirus are being reported, a number of deaths are currently under investigation that will likely increase the death toll in the coming days.

Chan reiterated the continuing need for social distancing, even as the state begins to allow businesses to reopen with new restrictions.