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One death, 198 new COVID-19 cases with 56 of them under age 18 Wednesday

By DHHS - | May 6, 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 198 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death Wednesday.

Today’s results include 119 people who tested positive by PCR test and 79 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,814 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-six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 42% being female and 58% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (44), Cheshire (18), Merrimack (17), Belknap (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Grafton (15), Strafford (11), Carroll (10), Sullivan (6), and Coos (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (14). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen 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 are associated with an outbreak setting.

There are currently 85 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 95,881 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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