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More than 700 new COVID-19 cases announced for this week; 8 deaths reported – WMUR Manchester

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Dec 5, 2020

More than 700 new positive tests and eight deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus disease were announced Friday by New Hampshire health officials. >> Download the FREE WMUR appThe eight new victims include five men and three women older than 60 years old. They were residents of Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Strafford counties and all were connected to long-term care facilities, officials said.Officials announced 782 new COVID-19 diagnoses, a number that includes 261 cases assigned to prior days as the state continues to work through a backlog of results. Officials said 158 of the new cases are being assigned to Wednesday’s data (and Thursday’s report), meaning there were 783 new positive tests for that day, a New Hampshire single-day record. The daily number of cases for Thursday — currently at 521 — is incomplete because more test results are still being processed.Of the new patients, 507 were confirmed through PCR testing, while 275 tested positive via the antigen test. The daily PCR test positivity rate for Friday’s report was 4.3%. Included in the group of new diagnoses are 96 patients under the age of 18.There are 4,720 active coronavirus cases and 159 patients are currently hospitalized. Officials said most of the new patients either had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or are connected to a long-term care facility that is currently enduring a COVID-19 outbreak. The state is monitoring approximately 9,550 people who were potentially exposed to COVID-19. Since early March, more than 23,000 Granite Staters have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The deaths of 552 people have been attributed to the virus.

More than 700 new positive tests and eight deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus disease were announced Friday by New Hampshire health officials.

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The eight new victims include five men and three women older than 60 years old. They were residents of Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Strafford counties and all were connected to long-term care facilities, officials said.

Officials announced 782 new COVID-19 diagnoses, a number that includes 261 cases assigned to prior days as the state continues to work through a backlog of results. Officials said 158 of the new cases are being assigned to Wednesday’s data (and Thursday’s report), meaning there were 783 new positive tests for that day, a New Hampshire single-day record. The daily number of cases for Thursday — currently at 521 — is incomplete because more test results are still being processed.

Of the new patients, 507 were confirmed through PCR testing, while 275 tested positive via the antigen test.

The daily PCR test positivity rate for Friday’s report was 4.3%.

Included in the group of new diagnoses are 96 patients under the age of 18.

There are 4,720 active coronavirus cases and 159 patients are currently hospitalized.

Officials said most of the new patients either had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or are connected to a long-term care facility that is currently enduring a COVID-19 outbreak.

The state is monitoring approximately 9,550 people who were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

Since early March, more than 23,000 Granite Staters have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The deaths of 552 people have been attributed to the virus.

 

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