Coronavirus: Second Person Tests Positive In New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A second Granite State resident has tested positive for coronavirus, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday afternoon.

State officials are now awaiting word from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on whether or not the two residents with presumptive positive test results are confirmed to have the virus.

The new patient is an adult male from Grafton County who is currently isolated at home. New Hampshire DHHS said he was in close contact with the first confirmed patient, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center employee who recently returned from a trip to Italy and was experiencing mild symptoms.

"Through the course of the investigation, DHHS has determined that the first patient, despite having been directed to self-isolate, attended an invitation-only private event on Friday, February 28," DHHS said in a release.

Those who attended that event are now being asked to follow the recommended 14-day self-isolation.

"We expect additional cases may be identified that are related to this investigation," DHHS added.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is also monitoring staff who may have been exposed to their worker who tested positive.

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