10 Deaths, 354 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 354 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 10 deaths, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%.

Today’s results include 199 people who tested positive by PCR test and 155 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,081 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 2/1: 78 new cases today, for an updated total of 369 cases
  • 2/2: 276 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 fifty-four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (83), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (53), Merrimack (32), Strafford (32), Grafton (25), Belknap (14), Carroll (14), Sullivan (8), Coos (6), and Cheshire (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (35) and Nashua (29). The county of residence is being determined for nineteen 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, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

DHHS has also announced ten additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

There are currently 207 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 66,721 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated February 3, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1966,721 
Recovered61,564 (92%) 
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,076 (2%) 
Total Current COVID-19 Cases4,081 
Current Hospitalizations207 
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2602,471 
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests236,631 
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL67,231 
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3887 

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 Laboratory1/271/281/291/301/312/012/02Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories9021,04772861433117183546
Quest Diagnostics8071,0688451,057698240563754
Mako Medical33797946110772250260
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center576420383512196288452404
Other NH Hospital Laboratory798392363307268258344390
Other Laboratory*4,7544,3195,5404,5001,7551,4846,3034,094
University of New Hampshire**2,2542,5202,3802,3361,4784,7152,1952,554
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory1/271/281/291/301/312/012/02Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics33243728591822
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1261040826
Other Laboratory*1112141011108

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