One death, 396 COVID-19 cases Saturday
CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 396 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Saturday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.3%.
The death was a man from Grafton County who was older than 60.
Today’s results include 265 people who tested positive by PCR test and 131 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,081 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:
2/19: 396 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 sixty-three 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 (101), Strafford (69), Grafton (39), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (38), Merrimack (27), Belknap (11), Cheshire (10), Coos (7), Sullivan (6), and Carroll (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (41) and Nashua (25). The county of residence is being determined for seventeen 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.
There are currently 109 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 73,161 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.