CONCORD, NH — Two more elderly women have died due to complications from or because of COVID-19 in New Hampshire, according to health officials.
The two women lived in Hillsborough County and were 60 years of age or older with their deaths bringing the fatality count to 448 or 5 percent of all cases.
Another 71 positive test results were reported by the state including 10 children. Wednesday’s positivity rate, after 6,591 specimens were collected Tuesday and 918 tests are pending, was 1.1 percent, the highest rate in a number of weeks. Forty-three positives were tested with polymerase chain reaction tests while 28 were antigen tests. The genders of the cases were split in half.
The state now has 8,800 accumulative cases with 7,845 recovering from the virus.
Twenty-two of the new cases live in Manchester while 13 reside in Rockingham County. Another 12 live in Hillsborough County outside of