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Nine deaths, 842 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

By Staff | Jan 13, 2021

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 842 new positive test results for COVID-19 and nine deaths Tuesday for a current PCR test positivity rate of 5.3%.

The deaths include:

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

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

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

1 female resident of Merrimack 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 female resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older

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

Today’s results include 589 people who tested positive by PCR test and 253 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,239 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

1/2: 130 new cases today, for an updated total of 773 cases

1/10: 675 new cases today, for an updated total of 864 cases

1/11: 37 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 eighty-six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (218), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (162), Strafford (82), Cheshire (57), Merrimack (37), Belknap (34), Grafton (31), Carroll (17), Sullivan (16), and Coos (13) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (72) and Nashua (67). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-six 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 287 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 53,148 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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