NEWCASTLE, N.H. – A day after the state’s biggest school district faced a potential lockdown, schools remain facing the possibility of an outbreak.
Schools have been asked to close at noon on Monday to clear a room for students and staff to be checked for possible cases of Ebola.
The state Department of Health said it had received more than 100 confirmed cases in the state since Monday, and said the state will close schools on Tuesday to allow those with symptoms to be admitted to hospitals.
A state representative, who is a pediatrician, said some of those tested positive on Tuesday.
The governor said that he was not aware of any cases being tested at the state hospital.
State Rep. Eric Bock, a Democrat, told WBTV that he believes the state is dealing with a very high level of infection and the number of confirmed cases is only going to continue to rise.
He said he was concerned about the state of health.
“I’m concerned about how many people we have to take care of before we have the resources to handle it,” Bock said.
Bock is the Republican representative who represents parts of the state near Raleigh.
NHS spokeswoman Erin Clark said the department was aware of the outbreak and was working closely with local authorities.
She said the New York City Department of Public Health was working with the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security, as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state health department to coordinate response efforts.
More than 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with Ebola, with the disease spreading throughout West Africa.
Officials in New York, where New York State is located, and the Centers in Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey have been working to contain the outbreak.
New York state has been the hardest hit by the outbreak, with more than 5,500 confirmed cases, according to the state.
A total of 1,811 people have died from the disease.