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7 deaths, 797 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

By Staff | Jan 11, 2021

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 797 new positive test results for COVID-19 and seven deaths, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 7.5%.

The deaths include:

1 female resident of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older

2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

2 female residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

1 male resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 262 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 51,600 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 672 people who tested positive by PCR test and 125 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,454 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

12/31: 5 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,062 cases

1/1: 33 new cases today, for an updated total of 688 cases

1/3: 2new cases today, for an updated total of 460 cases

1/8: 687 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,010 cases

1/9: 70 new cases

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

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 one hundred and thirty-eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (154), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (127), Strafford (84), Cheshire (80), Merrimack (74), Sullivan (30), Belknap (24), Grafton (22), Carroll (18), and Coos (8) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (83) and Nashua (58). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-five 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.

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