CONCORD — New Hampshire keeps setting new COVID-19 records. State health officials reported Friday there were 1,450 new positive test results from Thursday, Dec. 2, breaking the single-day record set earlier in the week.
The updated total of new cases for Nov. 30 is now 1,389, which is now the second-most in a single day during the coronavirus pandemic in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire reported averaging 1,060 new cases Nov. 27-Dec. 3, a 3% increase over the previous seven-day period.
Seven deaths were reported Friday, raising the state's toll to 1,739, including 1,006 people in long-term care settings (57.8% of all deaths). All of the new deaths were people identified as age 60 or older. A total of 1,418 deaths in the state have been people age 70 or older.
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State health officials reported Friday there were 8,496 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire and 399 current hospitalizations, just two people shy of the record 401 earlier in the week.
The record 1,450 new cases reported for Dec. 2 include 476 people under age 18.
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The new cases are people who reside in Rockingham (297), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (221), Merrimack (170), Strafford (136), Cheshire (114), Grafton (98), Carroll (89), Sullivan (76), Belknap (48), and Coos (39) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (146) and Nashua (94). The county of residence was being determined for 92 new cases.
The new deaths included three Rockingham County residents, two from Strafford County and one each from Coos and Grafton counties.
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There have been a total of 165,574 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the state and 155,339 (94%) are confirmed as recovered, the state reported Friday.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: NH COVID cases reach a record with 1,450 new cases in single day