A person who had recently traveled to Italy is New Hampshire’s first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus, according to Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state’s epidemiologist.
“This individual is an adult from Grafton County. They are not hospitalized, they are currently on home isolation and are not sick enough to be hospitalized,” Chan said.
There is no reason to believe this case represents “wider spread community transmission,” Chan said.
The test result came back from New Hampshire’s public health laboratory today but have not been confirmed by the CDC yet.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said he planned to speak with Vice President Mike Pence and other governors later today to find out what’s happening “at a nationalized level.”
“Communication is the most important tool that we have in terms of getting through this issue,” Sununu said at a news conference.
“What we want to convey to people is to remain calm. Stay calm and wash your hands, that’s the main message,” Congresswoman Annie Kuster added.
This is the 92nd case of the novel coronavirus in the United States.