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12 deaths, 729 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

By Staff | Jan 21, 2021

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 729 new positive test results for COVID-19 and 12 deaths, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 4.7%.

The deaths include:

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

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

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

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

1 male resident of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are currently 254 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 59,437 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Today’s results include 453 people who tested positive by PCR test and 276 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,236 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

1/12: 41 new cases today, for an updated total of 876 cases

1/14: 68 new cases today, for an updated total of 1,035 cases

1/15: 92 new cases today, for an updated total of 650 cases

1/16: 58 new cases today, for an updated total of 637 cases

1/17: 38 new cases today, for an updated total of 471 cases

1/18: 144 new cases today, for an updated total of 478 cases

1/19: 288 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 nine 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 (194), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (118), Strafford (79), Merrimack (41), Grafton (31), Belknap (29), Sullivan (21), Coos (20), Cheshire (18), and Carroll (10) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (76) and Nashua (55). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-seven 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 or are associated with an outbreak setting.

The deaths include:

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

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

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

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

1 male resident of Hillsborough County, younger than 60 years of age

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are currently 254 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 59,437 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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