CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 379 new positive test results for COVID-19 and two deaths Friday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.3%.
The deaths include:
- 1 male resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older
- 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
Today’s results include 206 people who tested positive by PCR test and 173 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,056 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:
- 2/18: 379 new cases
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-six 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 (90), Strafford (58), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (50), Merrimack (31), Grafton (30), Cheshire (15), Carroll (10), Coos (10), Belknap (7), and Sullivan (7) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (33) and Nashua (17). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-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, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.
There are currently 116 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 72,767 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.
Current Situation in New Hampshire
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated February 19, 2021, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-19||72,767|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||1,152 (2%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||3,056|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||620,248|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||37,313|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||68,175|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||262|
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Update
Allocation Summary through Thursday, February 18, 2021 – First Doses Only
|Phase||Doses allocatedto date||Estimated persons in group||% of needed amount allocated|
|State reserve for outbreaks or emergency needs||1,100||1,100||100%|
Vaccine Doses Allocated, Distributed, and Administered by Vaccination Site Group
|Vaccination Sites||DosesAvailable for Site to Order1||Doses Distributed2||Total Doses Administered to Patients3||First Doses||Second Doses|
|Long-term care pharmacy partnership program*||66,300||55,075||41,172||23,594||17,578|
|State-managed fixed sites||136,000||111,780||101,760||78,506||23,254|
|Regional public health network mobile sites||24,350||16,630||13,459||10,988||2,471|
1 Doses available for site to order are the number of first and second doses that have been made available to the site to order.
2 Doses distributed are the number of first and second doses that the site has ordered and received at their location. Orders are based on clinic schedules and average uptake of vaccine by participants.
3 Doses administered may exceed the number of doses distributed due to the ability to get extra doses out of a vial, depending on the type of syringe used.
* The LTCF PPP is a federal program that sends pharmacies into LTCF to vaccinate residents and staff. In order for LTCF to access this program in New Hampshire, NH DHHS was required by the CDC to allocate a fixed number of doses to guarantee that pharmacies would have enough vaccine to complete vaccination administration within a four-week time frame. This program remains on schedule as originally anticipated and will be continually monitored to ensure completeness.
Vaccine Doses Distributed, and Administered by Vaccination Site*
|Vaccination Sites1||Doses Distributed2||Total Doses Administered to Patients3||First Doses||Second Doses|
|Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital||735||775||406||369|
|Androscoggin Valley Hospital||1,725||1,554||1,207||347|
|Catholic Medical Center||4,030||4,125||2,184||1,941|
|Cheshire Medical Center||2,725||2,635||1,322||1,313|
|Frisbie Memorial Hospital||1,395||1,425||730||695|
|Littleton Regional Hospital||2,015||2,198||1,771||427|
|Lakes Region General Hospital||3,935||3,740||2,856||884|
|Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital||14,850||15,399||8,533||6,866|
|Monadnock Community Hospital||1,065||1,025||521||504|
|New London Hospital||685||710||362||348|
|New Hampshire Hospital||900||885||456||429|
|Northeast Rehab Hospital||1,290||1,288||664||624|
|Parkland Medical Center||1,130||1,145||582||563|
|Portsmouth Regional Hospital||2,875||3,110||1,594||1,516|
|Southern NH Medical Center||3,160||3,228||1,643||1,585|