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More virus cases at New Hampshire state prison in Concord

December 16, 2020 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The State Prison in Concord has seen an increase of nearly 90 positive COVID-19 cases in a week, the commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections said.

The prison had 113 cases as of Tuesday, Commissioner Helen Hanks told WMUR-TV. No one has died of the virus.

Inmates are moved to designated areas if they test positive or have been exposed. The visitation room is closed and video visitation is not yet available in quarantine or isolation.

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VIRTUAL UNH TICKETS

The University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics is offering virtual season ticket memberships for men’s and women’s hockey and basketball during the coronavirus pandemic.

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THE NUMBERS

More than 33,000 people have tested positive for the virus in New Hampshire, with 928 cases announced Wednesday that included results from several days earlier in the week. The state announced 21 new deaths, bringing the total to 625.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in New Hampshire has risen over the past two weeks from 483 new cases per day on Dec. 1 to 846 new cases per day on Tuesday.