3 New COVID-19 Deaths Tuesday; Statewide Vaccine Updates

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 286 new positive test results for COVID-19 and three deaths Tuesday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%.

Today’s results include 115 people who tested positive by PCR test and 171 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,074 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 3/15: 286 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-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 54% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (106), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (44), Merrimack (19), Strafford (17), Grafton (11), Carroll (10), Belknap (7), Cheshire (7), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (30) and Nashua (11). The county of residence is being determined for sixteen 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

There are currently 66 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 79,070 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated March 16, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1979,070
Recovered75,794 (96%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,202 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,074
Current Hospitalizations66
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2642,563
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests238,211
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL69,504
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3224

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 Sunday, March 14, 2021 – First Doses Only

PhaseDoses allocatedto dateEstimated persons  in group% of needed amount allocated
Phase 1a112,915112,915100%
Phase 1b186,645325,000 57%
Phase 2a10,21055,00019%
State reserve for outbreaks or emergency needs1,1001,100100%

Vaccine Doses Allocated, Distributed, and Administered by Vaccination Site Group

Vaccination SitesDosesAvailable for Site to Order1Doses Distributed2Total Doses Administered to Patients3First Doses4Second Doses
Long-term care pharmacy partnership program*54,01551,67548,31026,04822,262
State-managed fixed sites225,355227,409225,910162,62563,285
Regional public health network mobile sites67,98035,98830,16221,5678,595
Retail Pharmacy**40,69040,69023,53720,2253,312
Other12,3505,700 4,4673,981 486

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.

Includes the single-dose Janssen Biotech vaccine.

* 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.

**Retail Pharmacy: Includes doses allocated to the State of NH that were distributed to a Pharmacy in addition to doses allocated directly from the federal government to the federal retail pharmacy partnership program.

Vaccine Doses Distributed and Administered by Vaccination Site*

Vaccination Sites1Doses Distributed2Total Doses Administered to Patients3First Doses4Second Doses
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital865867465402
Androscoggin Valley Hospital3,7203,8932,8731,020
Catholic Medical Center4,0704,3132,2012,112
Cheshire Medical Center2,7252,6351,3221,313
Concord Hospital5,0005,2782,6962,582
Cottage Hospital385412213199
Elliot Hospital5,5255,8412,9582,883
Encompass Health255274147127
Exeter Hospital3,6554,0992,0602,039
Frisbie Memorial Hospital1,3951,425730695
Hampstead Hospital2,3052,6561,896760
Huggins Hospital4,4404,1623,0421,120
Littleton Regional Hospital3,5895,1883,9331,255
Lakes Region General Hospital6,2426,8504,5292,321
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital15,02716,5748,6417,933
Memorial Hospital3,7605,5453,9721,573
Monadnock Community Hospital1,0651,025521504
New London Hospital685711363348
New Hampshire Hospital900946516430
Northeast Rehab Hospital1,2901,310666644
Parkland Medical Center1,1301,155582573
Portsmouth Regional Hospital2,8753,1101,5941,516
Southern NH Medical Center3,2923,2791,6931,586
Speare Memorial Hospital565693364329
St. Joseph Hospital2,5422,5361,2981,238
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital1,5051,4971,133364
Valley Regional Hospital515536276260
Weeks Medical Center2,6603,1912,354837
Wentworth Douglass Hospital5,3105,4672,7772,690
State-managed fixed sites    
State of NH- Capital Area27,93232,46222,11010,352
State of NH- Carroll County (closed Feb 2021)2,4601,5091,175334
State of NH- Central NH9,2368,0676,3181,749
State of NH- Greater Monadnock17,15020,45615,4904,966
State of NH- Greater Nashua29,69528,71720,8867,831
State of NH- Greater Sullivan9,9719,2136,5352,678
State of NH- Manchester30,67427,20419,0828,122
State of NH- North Country (closed Feb 2021)1,580746594152
State of NH- Seacoast26,83225,87818,2477,631
State of NH- South Central29,04829,16820,3748,794
State of NH- Strafford County24,41524,54118,1046,437
State of NH- Upper Valley7,2438,1276,1291,998
State of NH- Winnipesaukee11,1739,8227,5812,241
Regional Public Health Networks (RPHNs)   
Capital Area RPHN3,2953,1901,6011,169
Carroll County RPHN1,1451,8101,170640
Central NH RPHN4,6204,3032,9441,359
Greater Manchester RPHN6,1651,083802281
Greater Nashua RPHN2,7002,9952,287708
Greater Sullivan County RPHN930537407130
North Country RPHN2,8802,7562,017739
Seacoast RPHN4,1702,8542,215639
South Central RPHN2,5602,4172,222195
Strafford County RPHN5,6235,0053,7901,215
Upper Valley RPHN2,7102,6511,854797
Winnipesaukee RPHN1,8902,1501,427723
NH Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH – March 6, 7, 811,60011,42911,4290

1 Vaccine is distributed equitably across the state to vaccination sites based on a pro-rata share of vaccines available each week and population size of the region being served.

2 Doses distributed are the number of 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.

Includes the single-dose Janssen Biotech vaccine.

Note: Data presented represent doses distributed and administered through March 14th, 2021.

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory3/093/103/113/123/133/143/15Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories184363363545362052267
Quest Diagnostics464754584457442350256472
Mako Medical9844148594170203
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center51444244457237916722363
NorDX Laboratory5004714082461663965271
Broad Institute4,7444,9612,5935,9613,9327365483,354
Other NH Hospital Laboratory488688430410230259290399
Other Laboratory*407828572416238216155405
University of New Hampshire**3,9613,7614,0084,0422,045633,7423,089
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory3/093/103/113/123/133/143/15Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics14241185049
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center613073104
NorDX Laboratory10000031
Other Laboratory*58685335

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