2 Deaths, 243 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

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Editor’s note: A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday that the number of vaccine break-through cases of COVID-19 increased to 71 in the state. The number of COVID deaths for fully vaccinated people remained at 2 in long-term care. The definition of a vaccine break-through case is when it is verified that the patient tested positive for COVID-19 more than 14 days after completing a vaccine series. It is expected the number will increase because no vaccine is 100 percent effective.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 243 new positive test results for COVID-19 and two deaths on Wednesday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.7%.

The deaths include:

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

Today’s results include 145 people who tested positive by PCR test and 98 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,563 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 4/27: 243 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 forty individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (45), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (38), Strafford (38), Merrimack (21), Belknap (12), Grafton (12), Cheshire (10), Carroll (7), Sullivan (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (14) and Manchester (11). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-two 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 84 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 94,405 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
updated April 28, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1994,405
Recovered90,546 (96%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,296 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,563
Current Hospitalizations84
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2694,144
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests239,351
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL72,465
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3909

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 Laboratory4/214/224/234/244/254/264/27Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories9188865041920183371436
Quest Diagnostics552827783450287251320496
Mako Medical5610742001330
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center5493444892521681324277
NorDX Laboratory182349198804726503198
Broad Institute5,2822,8327,9792,0934563804,9613,426
Other NH Hospital Laboratory723470442390289448361446
Other Laboratory*810617517325226374215441
University of New Hampshire**3,6214,0633,5211,845304,2743,8203,025
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory4/214/224/234/244/254/264/27Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics5107144036
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center54530103
NorDX Laboratory00000000
Other Laboratory*1310812205

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