6 Deaths, 941 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 941 new positive test results for COVID-19 and six deaths Sunday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 6.4%.

The deaths include:

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

There are currently 243 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 56,864 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 660 people who tested positive by PCR test and 281 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,387 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/6: 133 new cases today, for an updated total of 726 cases
  • 1/7: 36 new cases today, for an updated total of 880 cases
  • 1/15: 467 new cases today, for an updated total of 515 cases
  • 1/16: 305 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 individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (191), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (159), Merrimack (95), Strafford (69), Cheshire (60), Carroll (44), Belknap (43), Grafton (37), Sullivan (27), and Coos (21) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (90) and Nashua (64). The county of residence is being determined for forty-one 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 have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated January 17, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1956,864
Recovered49,544 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19933 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,387
Current Hospitalizations243
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2564,774
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests235,642
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       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 Laboratory1/101/111/121/131/141/151/16Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories674124673853983844742699
Quest Diagnostics1,3491,0118061,0601,1681,1347951,046
Mako Medical3222252794911150229341
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4113135021,05460666285519
Other NH Hospital Laboratory302402576601502467304451
Other Laboratory*1,0871,6263,5343,6051,6833,8382,1662,506
University of New Hampshire**01,7011,1537531,2331,13524857
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/101/111/121/131/141/151/16Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics36413031412726
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center0551011525
Other Laboratory*322102147010

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