19 New COVID-19 Deaths Friday, NH Data Show Vaccinations Still Lagging

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 981 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 19 deaths Friday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.4%.

The deaths include:

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

Vaccine Doses Allocated, Distributed, and Administered by Vaccination Site Group

Vaccination SitesDosesAvailable for Site to Order1Doses Distributed2Doses Administered to Patients
Long-term care pharmacy partnership program*33,15023,4007,283
State-managed fixed sites19,71019,6309,580
Regional public health network mobile sites1,9701,190808

1 Doses available for site to order are the number of doses that have been made available to the site to order.

2 Doses distributed are the number of doses that the site has ordered and received at their location. Orders are based on clinic schedules and average uptake of vaccine by participants.

* The LTCF PPP is a federal program that sends pharmacies into LTCF to vaccinate residents and staff. In order for LTCF to access this program in New Hampshire, NH DHHS was required by the CDC to allocate a fixed number of doses to guarantee that pharmacies would have enough vaccine to complete vaccination administration within a four-week time frame. This program remains on schedule as originally anticipated and will be continually monitored to ensure completeness.

Phase 1a Vaccine Doses Distributed and Administered by Hospital*

Hospital1Doses Distributed2Doses Administered to High Risk Health Workers3
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital395295
Androscoggin Valley Hospital230268
Catholic Medical Center17001608
Cheshire Medical Center1110830
Concord Hospital16101475
Cottage Hospital175164
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center55053299
Elliot Hospital25201663
Encompass Health145109
Exeter Hospital16701415
Frisbie Memorial Hospital750637
Hampstead Hospital190193
Huggins Hospital300146
Littleton Regional Hospital260244
Lakes Region Healthcare800440
Memorial hospital375363
Monadnock Hospital305198
New Hampshire Hospital450304
New London Hospital310119
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital770521
Parkland Medical Center760572
Portsmouth Regional Hospital13001277
Southern NH Medical Center16601474
Speare Memorial Hospital260273
St. Joseph Hospital15201442
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital9070
Valley Regional Hospital215168
Weeks Medical Center260247
Wentworth Douglass Hospital14801330

Currently only high risk health workers working in hospitals or hospital-affiliated practices are receiving vaccines during Phase 1a.

1 Each hospital receives a pro-rata share of vaccines available each week based on their total need.

2 Doses distributed are the number of doses that the site has ordered and received at their location. Orders are based on clinic schedules and average uptake of vaccine by participants.

3 Doses administered may exceed the number of doses distributed due to the ability to get extra doses out of a vial, depending on the type of syringe used.

Note: Data presented represent doses allocated, distributed, and administered through January 7th, 2021.

Phase 1a Allocation Summary through Thursday, January 7, 2021 – First Doses Only

Phase 1a GroupsDoses allocatedto dateEstimated persons  in group% of needed amount allocated
Hospital health workers – High risk20,30020,69498%
Hospital health workers – Moderate risk05,4170%
Ambulatory care health workers – High risk**18,82034,20155%
Ambulatory care health workers – Moderate risk03,9630%
Long-term care facilities in PPP33,15033,150100%
Long-term care facilities not in PPP980980100%
First responders7,08012,89055%
Public health workers***520520100%
State reserve for outbreaks or emergency needs1,1001,100100%

** Includes outpatient healthcare providers, dentists, home health care, K-12 school nurses, funeral services, retail pharmacists, corrections medical personnel, homeless quarantine/isolation shelter personnel, etc.

*** Includes public health response personnel with contact with cases, contacts, or conduct testing or vaccine administration.

Today’s results include 654 people who tested positive by PCR test and 327 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,811 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/30: 6 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,040 cases
  • 12/31: 75 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,023 cases
  • 1/5: 17 new cases today, for an updated total of 758 cases
  • 1/6: 455 new cases today, for an updated total of 575 cases
  • 1/7: 428 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 forty 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 (168), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (162), Strafford (84), Merrimack (63), Cheshire (57), Belknap (44), Grafton (39), Sullivan (37), Coos (24), and Carroll (15) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (126) and Nashua (106). The county of residence is being determined for fifty-six 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.

There are currently 297 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 50,152 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated January 8, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1950,152
Recovered42,495 (85%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19846 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,811
Current Hospitalizations297
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2534,783
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests235,065
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL64,471
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3690

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 Laboratory1/011/021/031/041/051/061/07Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories08953153666141,014881584
Quest Diagnostics866529963756369694983737
Mako Medical407491882140407781282
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center6544034174331361,0950448
Other NH Hospital Laboratory403253303465453448393388
Other Laboratory*1,8511,2481,1602,2432,7373,7593,6482,378
University of New Hampshire**0001,5321,3197171,214683
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/011/021/031/041/051/061/07Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics361110819443223
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center010601002
Other Laboratory*1170611777

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