Feb. 27 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 287 positive results with 24 in Manchester; 3 deaths reports

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CONCORD, NH – On Saturday, February 27, 2021, DHHS announced 287 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.4%. Today’s results include 205 people who tested positive by PCR test and 82 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,672 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 2/26: 287 new cases

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-six 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 (67), Strafford (43), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (37), Grafton (36), Merrimack (15), Cheshire (14), Belknap (9), Sullivan (7), Carroll (5), and Coos (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (16). The county of residence is being determined for ten 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.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19.

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

There are currently 93 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 75,166 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated February 27, 2021, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-1975,166
Recovered71,324 (95%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-191,170 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,672
Current Hospitalizations93
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)629,326
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)37,668
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)267

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

2 Includes 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.

3 Includes 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 Laboratory2/202/212/222/232/242/252/26Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories47622033137261,0040392
LabCorp390565309753574489492510
Quest Diagnostics671442326465694621535536
Mako Medical28308727931062998241
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center374186314434359398458360
NorDX Laboratory25716752612452462276325
Broad Institute4,1576991,2404,5483,6892,3154,8763,075
Other NH Hospital Laboratory357270378525676401388428
Other Laboratory*308219313333588586252371
University of New Hampshire**2,408703,8314,3483,4784,0503,7063,127
Total9,6812,8386,85312,61011,54610,95511,0819,366
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory2/202/212/222/232/242/252/26Daily Average
LabCorp1150252271011
Quest Diagnostics20071220222014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center301045714
NorDX Laboratory10011011
Other Laboratory*2061513105
Total375234353494236

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not already listed in the table.

Note: Patients who had both antibody and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are accounted for in both tables.

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.