Jan. 23 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 636 positive results with 74 in Manchester; 10 deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Saturday, January 23, 2021, DHHS announced 636 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 3.7%. Today’s results include 466 people who tested positive by PCR test and 170 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 5,951 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/21: 198 new cases today, for an updated total of 630 cases
  • 1/22: 438 new cases

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

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 ninety-four individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (137), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (101), Strafford (56), Sullivan (51), Merrimack (32), Grafton (27), Belknap (25), Carroll (19), Cheshire (19), and Coos (12) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (74) and Nashua (55). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-eight 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 are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

  • 1 male resident of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Carroll County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Coos County, younger than 60 years of age
  • 4 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 female resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 229 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 61,576 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated January 23, 2021, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 61,576
Recovered 54,644 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 981 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 5,951
Current Hospitalizations 229
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below) 582,034
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below) 35,975
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL N/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below) 761

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 Laboratory 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20 1/21 1/22 Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories 743 140 37 456 796 864 958 571
LabCorp 1,702 1,076 1,049 2,172 1,533 1,167 838 1,362
Quest Diagnostics 899 1,273 505 902 661 1,274 857 910
Mako Medical 229 34 42 554 523 812 84 325
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 578 372 216 919 847 772 682 627
Other NH Hospital Laboratory 397 319 340 541 739 414 410 451
Other Laboratory* 2,827 1,732 2,855 2,641 5,299 3,929 3,822 3,301
University of New Hampshire** 25 2 1,402 2,013 1,704 1,663 2,127 1,277
Total 7,400 4,948 6,446 10,198 12,102 10,895 9,778 8,824
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/19 1/20 1/21 1/22 Daily Average
LabCorp 25 6 2 24 15 10 0 12
Quest Diagnostics 29 8 13 32 26 33 56 28
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 4 1 4 9 8 10 5 6
Other Laboratory* 2 0 25 9 12 9 2 8
Total 60 15 44 74 61 62 63 54

* 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.