7 Deaths, 861 New COVID-19 Cases Monday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 861 new positive test results for COVID-19 and seven deaths Monday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 9.3%.

The state announed the following deaths:

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

There are currently 269 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 41,670 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 895 (2%) of those having been hospitalized.

Today’s results include 658 people who tested positive by PCR test and 203 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,508 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/22: 82new cases today, for an updated total of 561 cases
  • 12/25: 205new cases today, for an updated total of 288 cases
  • 12/26: 472new cases today, for an updated total of 478 cases
  • 12/27: 102 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 ninety-nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (158), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (132), Merrimack (94), Strafford (85), Belknap (51), Cheshire (38), Grafton (31), Coos (28), Carroll (17), and Sullivan (12) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (105) and Nashua (66). The county of residence is being determined for forty-four 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 28, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1941,670
Recovered35,447 (85%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19715 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases5,508
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19895 (2%)
Current Hospitalizations269
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2506,140
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests234,577
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL62,654
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL341

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 Laboratory12/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/2612/27Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories6588021,2891,5840708529796
Quest Diagnostics7901,1861,3231,4201,4057729741,124
Mako Medical8901,0215296956569354
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center222574920823586114322509
Other NH Hospital Laboratory639667673420188344275458
Other Laboratory*1,5081,8092,0742,1064711,0486341,379
University of New Hampshire**1,6131,860139010499
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory12/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/2612/27Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics1125262720013
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center56630504
Other Laboratory*3111166015011

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