Sunday: 891 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 891 new positive test results for COVID-19 and seven new deaths Sunday, with a current PCR test positivity rate of 9.1%.

The state also announced seven additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 2 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 270 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 40,809 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 895 (2%) of those having been hospitalized.

Today’s results include 594 people who tested positive by PCR test and 297 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,994 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/20: 36 new cases today, for an updated total of 646 cases
  • 12/21: 78new cases today, for an updated total of 596 cases
  • 12/22: 24new cases today, for an updated total of 479 cases
  • 12/23: 200new cases today, for an updated total of 1,020 cases
  • 12/24: 464new cases today, for an updated total of 744 cases
  • 12/25: 83new cases today, for an updated total of 83 cases
  • 12/26: 6 new cases

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are one hundred and eighteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (192), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (140), Merrimack (99), Strafford (88), Belknap (44), Cheshire (35), Grafton (23), Carroll (11), Coos (11), and Sullivan (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (121) and Nashua (90). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-three new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated December 27, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1940,809
Recovered33,107 (81%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19708 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,994
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19895 (2%)
Current Hospitalizations270
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2503,140
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests234,567
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3477

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,1666588021,2901,5840707887
Quest Diagnostics9847901,1871,3231,4201,4047371,121
Mako Medical3628901,02152969565396
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4582225749208235860512
Other NH Hospital Laboratory322634666673420183261451
Other Laboratory*7361,4851,7972,0662,0974688891,363
University of New Hampshire**01,6131,86013900499
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics8112526272014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center05663003
Other Laboratory*0311116601511

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