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60 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as numbers continue to rise in NH

By Staff | Jul 22, 2021

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical coronavirus particles from what was believed to be the first U.S. case of COVID-19. A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 60 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Today’s results include 32 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 282 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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (12), Belknap (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (7), Strafford (7), Carroll (4), Cheshire (3), Grafton (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (3) and Manchester (2). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

There are currently 25 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 100,072 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

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