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Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 34 more cases Friday

By Staff | Jun 27, 2020

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19 Friday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

They include three men and three women older than 60 and one male under 60, all from Hillsborough County, and one man older than 60 from Rockingham County.

The state also announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,671 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. 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 is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (6), Rockingham (6), Grafton (3), Sullivan (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (3).

COVID-19 Map for June 26

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 561 (10%) of 5,671 cases. Three of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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