1 Death, 334 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 334 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Saturday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.5%.

The death involved:

  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, fewer than 60 years of age.

Today’s results include 175 people who tested positive by PCR test and 159 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,157 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 4/23: 334 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 sixty-nine 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 (57), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (52), Strafford (39), Grafton (32), Cheshire (19), Merrimack (19), Belknap (17), Coos (13), Carroll (7), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (36) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-four 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 103 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 93,542 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1993,542
Recovered89,103 (95%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,282 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases3,157
Current Hospitalizations103
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2691,053
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests239,287
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3366

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 Laboratory4/174/184/194/204/214/224/23Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories5540186195918886504463
Quest Diagnostics535390315574552827773567
Mako Medical021702561074243
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3651801533785493448282
NorDX Laboratory744122467182349198190
Broad Institute3,3943182,0384,3215,2812,8327,9553,734
Other NH Hospital Laboratory406381424536720470363471
Other Laboratory*322218461581812584241460
University of New Hampshire**2,192484,3113,6333,6214,0633,5213,056
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory4/174/184/194/204/214/224/23Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics500551075
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center00385403
NorDX Laboratory00000000
Other Laboratory*50115131006

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not already listed in the table.

Note: Patients who had both antibody and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are accounted for in both tables.

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

The most up-to-date test positivity rates are available https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/testing.

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