The COVID-related deaths of three Cheshire County residents were among 27 more that state health officials announced Tuesday, as New Hampshire’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 2,000.
Two of the local residents — a man and a woman — were 60 or older, whereas a female Cheshire County resident who died was younger than 60.
Nine of the other deaths announced Tuesday likewise involved people under age 60.
Also Tuesday, health officials reported four additional deaths that happened in November and were recently determined to be related to COVID-19. Those deaths, of residents of Merrimack, Rockingham, Hillsborough and Grafton counties, involved a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, and a man who was 80 or older.
Across the state, 204,897 people had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, and about 95 percent of them — 193,716 people — had recovered, according to the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services. The deaths of 2,004 people had been attributed to COVID-19, and state officials knew of 381 patients with the virus in New Hampshire hospitals. The health department was also aware of 9,177 active COVID-19 cases statewide.