2 Deaths, 284 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 284 new positive test results for COVID-19 and two deaths Sunday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.7%.

The deaths included:

•           1 female resident of Grafton County, 60 years of age and older

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

Today’s results include 168 people who tested positive by PCR test and 116 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,960 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

•           4/24: 284 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 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (50), Strafford (38), Merrimack (35), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (34), Coos (17), Grafton (12), Carroll (10), Cheshire (9), Sullivan (9), and Belknap (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (14). 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 are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

There are currently 91 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 93,821 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated April 25, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1993,821
Recovered89,577 (95%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,284 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,960
Current Hospitalizations91
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2691,635
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests239,317
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3283

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 Laboratory4/184/194/204/214/224/234/24Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories0186195918886504192412
Quest Diagnostics390316574552827782437554
Mako Medical217025610742043
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1801533785493444897300
NorDX Laboratory412246718234919880191
Broad Institute3182,0394,3225,2822,8327,9552,0863,548
Other NH Hospital Laboratory381424536723470441311469
Other Laboratory*218461585811589412202468
University of New Hampshire**484,3113,6333,6214,0633,5211,8453,006
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory4/184/194/204/214/224/234/24Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics0055107146
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center03854524
NorDX Laboratory00000000
Other Laboratory*01151310807

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