16 Deaths, 721 New COVID-19 Cases Thursday

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CONCORD – The state announced 721 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 16 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.3%.

The deaths include:

  • 1 female resident of Carroll County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older
  • 4 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 4 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older
  • 3 female residents of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older

Today’s results include 481 people who tested positive by PCR test and 240 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,374 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/26: 198 new cases today, for an updated total of 529 cases
  • 1/27: 523 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (196), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (110), Strafford (83), Merrimack (65), Belknap (35), Sullivan (22), Cheshire (21), Carroll (20), Coos (16), and Grafton (15) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (57) and Manchester (45). 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 have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

There are currently 222 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 64,258 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated January 28, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1964,258 
Recovered57,862 (90%) 
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,022 (2%) 
Total Current COVID-19 Cases5,374 
Current Hospitalizations222 
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2592,521 
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests236,343 
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL66,856 
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3597 

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 Laboratory1/211/221/231/241/251/261/27Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories8649585376266308902600
Quest Diagnostics1,2749251,102901407683718859
Mako Medical81284177634499337282
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center7726833372921467233422
Other NH Hospital Laboratory415472330269335436660417
Other Laboratory*4,0044,0743,1482,9011,4584,7654,5173,552
University of New Hampshire**1,6632,1277787642,7051,7762,2541,724
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/211/221/231/241/251/261/27Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics335636911233229
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1053191506
Other Laboratory*977018477

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