Current Rochester COVID-19 cases expected to drop to five today, EOC chief says

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Frisbie Memorial Hospital has not had a confirmed case yet, Rochester's Emergency Operations Center personnel said on Monday. (Rochester Voice file photo)

ROCHESTER - Strafford County could be the state's newest coronavirus hot spot with 17 of the state's 56 new confirmed cases, state health officials said on Monday.

It is the county's single highest-day total of new cases since the pandemic struck last month.

Meanwhile, the number of Rochester residents who are currently battling COVID-19 stands at six, head of Emergency Operation Mark Klose said on Monday.

Klose, who has transitioned from city Fire Chief to lead the city's Emergency Operations Center, said that number will drop to five today as one person will have reached the 21-day time frame of being symptom free.

Klose also said that as of Monday, Frisbie Memorial Hospital had seen no confirmed cases.

There have now been 1,447 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Other than Strafford County, the new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (5).

Locally, the number of cumulative cases since the pandemic began by city or town are: Dover, more than 50, Somersworth with 20-29, Rochester with 10-19, Barrington and Farmington with 5-9 and Milton with 1-4.

New hospitalizations continue to remain low with just three on Monday for a cumulative total since the outbreak began of 201 (14%) of 1,447 cases.

DHHS also announced one additional death related to COVID-19, a female resident of Rockingham County who was 60 or older.

Meanwhile, in Maine, the number of confirmed cases is now 875, with 138 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. York County has seen 181 confirmed cases. Maine does not list confirmed cases by town.

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