COVID-19

A Cheshire County man is one of 19 people whose COVID-related deaths state health officials announced Thursday.

This brings the county’s coronavirus death toll to 84, according to state statistics.

The local resident who died was 60 or older, as were 17 of the others listed in the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services’ latest daily COVID update. Those 17 included a Belknap County man, a Carroll County woman, three men and three women from Hillsborough County, a Merrimack County man, two men and two women from Rockingham County, three men from Strafford County and a woman from Sullivan County. Another death involved a male Hillsborough County resident who was younger than 60.

As of Thursday morning, health officials knew of 22,750 current COVID-19 cases statewide, including 928 in Cheshire County, and 432 people in New Hampshire hospitals with active cases of the disease. (This figure does not include people who remain hospitalized as they recover.) A total of 233,508 people have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started, according to the state health department’s latest data, and the deaths of about 1 percent of them (2,051 people) have been attributed to it.