CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 301 new positive test results for COVID-19 and two new deaths Sunday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.9%.

The deaths include:

  • 1 male resident of Grafton County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Today’s results include 188 people who tested positive by PCR test and 113 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,766 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

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 thirty-three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (86), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (53), Strafford (30), Grafton (20), Merrimack (18), Cheshire (10), Sullivan (9), Belknap (6), Carroll (5), and Coos (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (27) and Manchester (23). The county of residence is being determined for eleven 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 76 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 83,027 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(
updated March 28, 2021, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19 83,027
Recovered 79,024 (95%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 1,237 (1%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 2,766
Current Hospitalizations 76
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2 656,921
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2 38,655
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL N/A
       Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3 66

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27 Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories 0 24 411 426 497 538 263 308
LabCorp 296 426 516 578 451 454 327 435
Quest Diagnostics 426 360 396 554 608 473 543 480
Mako Medical 9 8 556 451 35 23 16 157
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 110 134 487 388 448 245 197 287
NorDX Laboratory 83 68 480 326 297 223 76 222
Broad Institute 615 1,009 5,270 5,167 2,399 6,227 3,123 3,401
Other NH Hospital Laboratory 225 361 557 719 451 515 311 448
Other Laboratory* 263 404 471 790 649 452 203 462
University of New Hampshire** 151 4,179 3,473 3,886 3,909 3,691 2,464 3,108
Total 2,178 6,973 12,617 13,285 9,744 12,841 7,523 9,309
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27 Daily Average
LabCorp 2 2 18 9 15 11 0 8
Quest Diagnostics 2 6 12 15 5 24 12 11
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 1 5 3 4 4 10 0 4
NorDX Laboratory 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1
Other Laboratory* 2 8 1 7 9 34 0 9
Total 7 22 34 36 35 80 12 32



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