CONCORD - The state's DHHS office announced 42 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Friday, including three under the age of 18 and two from Strafford County.
Current hospitalized cases edged down to 18 with one new hospitalization identified.
Another positive metric in Friday's report is that persons being monitored are down to just over 3,000 from a high of nearly 4,000 in June, and that new data shows 88 percent of those who contracted the virus have fully recovered.
Locally, current COVID cases remain the same as those released on Thursday, with seven in Dover, 1-4 in Rochester, Somersworth, Strafford and Barrington and none in Milton and Farmington.
Current COVID Situation in New Hampshire
NH Persons who have contracted COVID-19 6,583
Recovered 5,772 (88%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 415 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 396 Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 693 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations 18
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 3,075