9 Deaths, 842 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 842 new positive test results for COVID-19 and nine deaths Tuesday for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.3%.

The deaths include:

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

Today’s results include 589 people who tested positive by PCR test and 253 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,239 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/2: 130 new cases today, for an updated total of 773 cases
  • 1/10: 675 new cases today, for an updated total of 864 cases
  • 1/11: 37 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 eighty-six 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 (218), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (162), Strafford (82), Cheshire (57), Merrimack (37), Belknap (34), Grafton (31), Carroll (17), Sullivan (16), and Coos (13) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (72) and Nashua (67). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-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 287 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 53,148 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated January 12, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1953,148
Recovered46,031 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19878 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,239
Current Hospitalizations287
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2548,491
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests235,253
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL65,043
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3129

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 Laboratory1/051/061/071/081/091/101/11Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories6141,015881911726674124706
Quest Diagnostics3986941,0798261,0441,3441,000912
Mako Medical1404957816221213222316
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center5301,0968746616654112606
Other NH Hospital Laboratory551520541481403301295442
Other Laboratory*2,8443,9284,0524,0052,1249691,3772,757
University of New Hampshire**1,3197341,2141,035001,701858
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/051/061/071/081/091/101/11Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics19443324303623
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center610794005
Other Laboratory*117131303118

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