10 Deaths, 1,178 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,178 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 10 deaths Saturday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 9.3%.

The deaths include:

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

There are currently 335 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 45,184 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 910 (2%) of those having been hospitalized.

Today’s results include 790 people who tested positive by PCR test and 388 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,468 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/27: 28 new cases today, for an updated total of 607 cases
  • 12/28: 32 new case today, for an updated total of 591 cases
  • 12/29: 28 new cases today, for an updated total of 843 cases
  • 12/30: 712 new cases today, for an updated total of 886 cases
  • 12/31: 378 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 fifty individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (234), Rockingham (212), Strafford (131), Merrimack (115), Cheshire (56), Grafton (50), Belknap (47), Coos (32), Sullivan (21), and Carroll (16) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (121) and Manchester (101). The county of residence is being determined for forty-two 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 January 2, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1945,184
Recovered37,947 (84%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19769 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,468
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19910 (2%)
Current Hospitalizations335
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2516,666
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests234,799
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3717

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 Laboratory12/2512/2612/2712/2812/2912/3012/31Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories07085294135757481,273607
Quest Diagnostics1,4127761,0114315765571,101838
Mako Medical695656902621,169590407
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center586115322295859714854535
Other NH Hospital Laboratory194432353440623643389439
Other Laboratory*4851,1328261,3511,8612,4281,7661,407
University of New Hampshire**0101,2061,07080821444
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory12/2512/2612/2712/2812/2912/3012/31Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics36001125382419
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center0506127126
Other Laboratory*3150122676

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