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Five deaths, 298 new COVID-19 cases in NH Thursday

By Staff | Apr 30, 2021

A vial with the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Vaxmobile, is a COVID-19 mobile vaccination unit, sponsored by a partnership between Mount Sinai South Nassau and Town of Hempstead to bring the one-dose vaccine directly to hard-hit communities in the area. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 298 new positive test results for COVID-19 and five deaths on Thursday.

The deaths include:

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

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

. Today’s results include 227 people who tested positive by PCR test and 71 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,610 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 seventy-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 41% being female and 59% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (64), Merrimack (29), Strafford (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Grafton (20), Cheshire (19), Carroll (13), Belknap (11), Coos (8), and Sullivan (7) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (35) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-three 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 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 87 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 94,676 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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