NH Health Officials: COVID-19 Exposure at Hampton Wrestling Tournament
There have been multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to a recent wrestling tournament in Hampton, according to a press release from the NH Department of Health and Human Services.
The health department stated that because of that there may have been community exposure to anyone who attended the King of the Mat Wrestling Tournament from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the RIM Sports Complex in Hampton.
Anyone who was involved in the tournament, whether wrestling or attending, should get tested, DHHS stated.
The health department noted that contact tracing has already begun and that "there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus."
There were no new deaths related to COVID-19 in New Hampshire on Monday, according to the health department. And there were 224 new cases confirmed.
There are 2,064 current cases as of Monday, DHHS reported.
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- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces used often every day.
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