State health officials reported Wednesday that 24 more New Hampshire residents have died of COVID-19. It’s the highest single-day total announced since the start of the pandemic.
All but one of the victims was 60 years of age or older, according to a release from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Health officials said 17 of the victims were connected to long-term care facilities.
The previous single-day record number of deaths reported in New Hampshire was 21, announced on Dec. 16.
There have now been 816 coronavirus-related deaths in New Hampshire.
DHHS reported 912 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, putting the total number of cases in the state at 48,838.
Of those, 6,785 are active cases, while 41,237 individuals — or