State Plans For Testing Expansion As Outbreaks Continue At Long-Term Care Homes
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The state will expand testing for COVID-19 to every long-term care facility in New Hampshire, as health officials announced three new outbreaks of the illness at nursing homes.

Long-term care facilities have been the site of a majority of all New Hampshire COVID-19 cases for several weeks. Of the 75 new cases announced Monday, 40 were residents or employees at the facilities. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services last week began testing all staff at facilities located in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties, the epicenter of infections in New Hampshire. But as outbreaks continue at nursing homes, that testing will now expand to eventually cover every nursing home and long-term care facility in the state.

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