After two months of low rates, Cheshire Medical Center has reported a recent spike in its percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.

The Keene hospital’s data — which officials report every other week, half as often as earlier stages of the pandemic — show that for the week ending April 28, the positivity rate jumped to 13.8 percent, nearly double than what was reported the week prior.

Olivia Belanger can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1439, or

Olivia Belanger is the health reporter for The Sentinel, covering issues from the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic to mental health services in the region. A N.H. native, she joined The Sentinel team in August 2019.

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