6 Deaths, 808 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday

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CONCORD – The state announced 808 new positive test results for COVID-19 and six deaths, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.9%.

The deaths include:

  • 1 female resident of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older
  • 3 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 239 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 62,337 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 558 people who tested positive by PCR test and 250 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,122 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/22: 362 new cases today, for an updated total of 799 cases
  • 1/23: 446 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 ninety-eight 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 (197), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (135), Strafford (73), Merrimack (65), Carroll (36), Cheshire (35), Belknap (28), Grafton (24), Sullivan (14), and Coos (9) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (94) and Manchester (60). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-eight 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 24, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1962,337
Recovered55,228 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19987 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases6,122
Current Hospitalizations239
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2584,072
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests236,033
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3168

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 Laboratory1/171/181/191/201/211/221/23Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories14037456796864958537541
Quest Diagnostics1,2735059026611,2749251,027938
Mako Medical344255452381284177318
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3722169198477726836545
Other NH Hospital Laboratory319340541739414471250439
Other Laboratory*1,7312,8512,6415,2993,9563,9842,9583,346
University of New Hampshire**21,4022,0131,7041,6632,1277781,384
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/171/181/191/201/211/221/23Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics813322633563229
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center149810505
Other Laboratory*02591296710

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