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5 new COVID-19 deaths, 244 cases in N.H. on Wednesday

By Staff | Mar 4, 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 state Department of Health and Human Services announced 244 new positive test results for COVID-19 and five deaths Wednesday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 1.3%.

The deaths include:

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

2 male residents of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older

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

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

Today’s results include 153 people who tested positive by PCR test and 91 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,215 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

3/2: 244 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 thirty-seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 54% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (57), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (39), Merrimack (29), Strafford (28), Grafton (16), Carroll (13), Cheshire (12), Coos (2), Sullivan (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for eleven 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, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

There are currently 89 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 75,990 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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