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One death, 293 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday in NH

By DHHS - | May 2, 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 293 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Saturday.

The deaths involved:

1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older.

• May 1, 2021, DHHS announced 293 new positive test results for COVID-19. Today’s results include 173 people who tested positive by PCR test and 120 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,459 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 fifty-one 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 (55), Strafford (41), Grafton (29), Merrimack (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Belknap (19), Cheshire (17), Sullivan (10), Carroll (7), and Coos (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (36) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for eighteen 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 have recently traveled.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older.

There are currently 84 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 95,163 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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