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One death, 221 new Covid-19 cases in NH Sunday

By DHHS - | May 3, 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 221 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Sunday.

The death involved:

1 male resident of Rockingham County, fewer than 60 years of age

Today’s results include 155 people who tested positive by PCR test and 66 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,242 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 individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (32), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (24), Grafton (19), Cheshire (18), Merrimack (14), Carroll (10), Sullivan (9), Belknap (6), and Coos (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for sixteen 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.

There are currently 79 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 95,377 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.


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