CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus is catching up to New Hampshire's northernmost county.

In Coos County, with an increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests, WMUR-TV reports Berlin and Gorham emergency management officials moved to recommend residents not participate in door-to-door trick-or-treating or group Halloween events. Trick-or-treating was canceled in Pittsburg.

Schools also have been affected. In Berlin, public schools were moving to remote learning for two weeks; at least one positive test was confirmed within school buildings. White Mountain Community College also went to remote learning.

In Colebrook, the Caledonian-Record reports school officials said they were temporarily closing Colebrook Academy and Elementary School for two weeks after a positive case was reported.



As of Friday, 10,884 people had tested positive for the virus, an increase of 126 from the previous day. The number of deaths remained at 482.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in New Hampshire has risen over the past two weeks from 78 new cases per day on Oct. 15 to 111 new cases per day on Oct. 29.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.