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21 percent of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday are under age 18

By DHHS - | May 5, 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)

Editor’s Note: There have been a total of 119 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated people in New Hampshire, including two deaths since vaccinations started, according to Jake Leon, spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services. The cases continue to involve both males and females, cross all age groups and counties, and there are no commonalities beyond all being breakthrough cases.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 252 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths Tuesday.

Today’s results include 135 people who tested positive by PCR test and 117 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,898 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-three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (65), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (31), Merrimack (24), Strafford (18), Coos (12), Belknap (11), Grafton (11), Sullivan (6), Carroll (5), and Cheshire (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (32) and Nashua (10). 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 either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently travelled.

There are currently 85 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 95,714 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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