As Coronavirus Spreads to NH's Last Holdout County, Trump Declares Disaster

Two new deaths were reported Saturday, bringing the state's total to nine

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The last New Hampshire county without a coronavirus case reported one on Friday and President Donald Trump declared a major disaster there.

On Saturday, health officials announced two new deaths, two men over 60 in Hillsborough County. To date, nine people's deaths have been attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The state now has 621 diagnosed cases of the virus, including the first in Coos County, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

Trump on Friday approved Gov. Chris Sununu's request for a major disaster declaration, freeing up further federal funding for areas impacted by the virus. The move follows a similar declaration for Massachusetts the prior weekend, and dozens of other states.

On Friday evening, Sununu amended an earlier emergency order to clarify that landlords may move to evict tenants who damage the property or who may be a health or safety threat to neighbors.

"We all have an obligation to be good neighbors and treat each other fairly, and this extends to both landlords and tenants," Sununu said in a statement.

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