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No new COVID-19 deaths Monday, 252 cases reported

By Staff | Feb 23, 2021

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19. According to research released in 2021, evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time. (Hannah A. Bullock, Azaibi Tamin/CDC via AP)

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced 252 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths Monday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 6.1%.

Today’s results include 168 people who tested positive by PCR test and 84 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,883 current COVID-19 cases 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 are thirty-four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (49), Strafford (38), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (36), Cheshire (30), Merrimack (17), Grafton (13), Carroll (7), Coos (7), Sullivan (3), and Belknap (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for fifteen 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 73,665 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.


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