The state report Monday shows 377 current hospitalizations, the most at any point during the pandemic. There were 11 more deaths and 7,078 active cases of the coronavirus reported. Eight of the 11 people who died were identified as age 60 or older and three identified as younger than 60 but with no specific age given.
New Hampshire's pandemic death toll increased to 1,694 people, including 1,003 in long-term care settings (59% of all deaths). There have been 2,073 hospitalizations in the state during the pandemic.
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There were 4,147 new positive tests for COVID-19 from Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 28 in the state, including 1,173 people under age 18. This included 680 positive tests Sunday, 585 from Saturday, 822 from Friday, 1,011 from Thursday and 1,049 from Wednesday.
The state has reported a total of 160,287 cases during the pandemic.
The new cases are people who reside in Rockingham County (863), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (702), Merrimack (486), Strafford (407), Grafton (284), Sullivan (253), Cheshire (251), Belknap (214), Carroll (152), and Coos (83) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (402) and Nashua (288).
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The people who died included three Rockingham County residents and one Strafford County resident, as well as two residents each from Coos, Hillsborough and Merrimack counties and one from Belknap County.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: NH COVID cases: Record COVID hospitalizations as cases increase