CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic has surpassed 100,000 in New Hampshire as the number of daily new cases continues to rise.

The milestone was reached Tuesday, when the state announced 61 new cases. Another 60 cases were announced Wednesday, bringing the total to 100,072, or just over 7% of the state's population. One new death was announced Tuesday, for a total of 1,384.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in New Hampshire has risen over the past two weeks from 21 new cases per day on July 5 to 32 new cases per day on July 19.

Health officials announced the state's first case of COVID-19 on March 2, 2020, after a hospital employee who had traveled to Italy tested positive.

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