7 Deaths, 797 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday; Fewer Hospitalizations

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 797 new positive test results for COVID-19 and seven deaths, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 7.5%.

The deaths include:

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

There are currently 262 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 51,600 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 672 people who tested positive by PCR test and 125 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,454 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 12/31: 5 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,062 cases
  • 1/1: 33 new cases today, for an updated total of 688 cases
  • 1/3: 2new cases today, for an updated total of 460 cases
  • 1/8: 687 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,010 cases
  • 1/9: 70 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 thirty-eight 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 (154), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (127), Strafford (84), Cheshire (80), Merrimack (74), Sullivan (30), Belknap (24), Grafton (22), Carroll (18), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (83) and Nashua (58). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-five 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 10, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1951,600
Recovered44,277 (86%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19869 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,454
Current Hospitalizations262
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2542,017
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests235,206
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3460

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 Laboratory1/031/041/051/061/071/081/09Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories3153666141,0158819110586
Quest Diagnostics9637643976941,079826960812
Mako Medical1882140495781622121336
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4174335301,0968746582573
Other NH Hospital Laboratory303465545520541480290449
Other Laboratory*1,1592,2462,8363,9123,9973,9071,6332,813
University of New Hampshire**01,5331,3197341,2141,0350834
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/031/041/051/061/071/081/09Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics108194433242924
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center066107905
Other Laboratory*06117131307

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