1 Death, 486 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 486 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Wednesday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.9%.

The death involved:

  • 1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Today’s results include 207 people who tested positive by PCR test and 279 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,113 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 3/30: 486 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 eighty-nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (144), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (60), Merrimack (54), Strafford (41), Belknap (22), Grafton (19), Carroll (13), Coos (11), Cheshire (7), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (57) and Nashua (24). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-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 or are associated with an outbreak setting.

There are currently 77 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 84,176 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated March 31, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1984,176
Recovered79,825 (95%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,238 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases3,113
Current Hospitalizations77
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2660,289
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests238,723
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL70,431
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3304

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 Laboratory3/243/253/263/273/283/293/30Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories426497538263078311302
Quest Diagnostics554608483548442292362470
Mako Medical4513523151389291
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center388448246490295163264328
NorDX Laboratory326297223753843452208
Broad Institute5,1672,3996,2463,2312792,8626,3903,796
Other NH Hospital Laboratory719449516358274468405456
Other Laboratory*802727569319315504274501
University of New Hampshire**3,8873,9113,6912,464613,7394,6143,195
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory3/243/253/263/273/283/293/30Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics1552412101310
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center441000464
NorDX Laboratory12100011
Other Laboratory*7934739010

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