16 Deaths, 817 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 817 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 16 deaths Saturday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.1%.

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

1 female resident of Merrimack County, less than 60 years of age

1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

3 male residents of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

1 male resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 268 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 50,871 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 555 people who tested positive by PCR test and 262 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,635 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/31: 36 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,057 cases
  • 1/1: 21 new cases today, for an updated total of 655 cases
  • 1/6: 9 new cases today, for an updated total of 580 cases
  • 1/7: 428 new cases today, for an updated total of 856 cases
  • 1/8: 323 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 nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (185), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (173), Strafford (79), Merrimack (63), Belknap (37), Grafton (18), Sullivan (18), Cheshire (16), Coos (8), and Carroll (6) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (106) and Manchester (78). The county of residence is being determined for thirty 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 9, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1950,871
Recovered43,374 (85%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19862 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,635
Current Hospitalizations268
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2539,158
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests235,158
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3943

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 Laboratory1/021/031/041/051/061/071/08Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories8953153666141,015881911714
Quest Diagnostics5299637633966941,079784744
Mako Medical491882140495781622325
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4034174334941,09687311532
Other NH Hospital Laboratory253303465544520540338423
Other Laboratory*1,2511,1602,2462,8363,9083,9793,5612,706
University of New Hampshire**001,5331,3197341,2141,035834
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/021/031/041/051/061/071/08Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics111081944332421
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center106610704
Other Laboratory*17061171369

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