4 New COVID-19 Deaths, 73 More Positive Cases

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

They include one man and three women from Hillsborough County, all over age 60.

The state also announced 73 new positive test results for COVID-19, approximately 75% of which were associated with recurring testing of residents and staff at three long-term care facilities experiencing an outbreak. Of the 73 new cases, 19 were not associated with a long-term care facility.

There have now been 5,436 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 70% being female and 30% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (30), Rockingham (4), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (11).

Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 531 (10%) of 5,436 cases. Four of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1915,436
Recovered4,104 (75%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19330 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,002
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19531 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations56
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2101,984
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests216,599
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL30,998
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,011
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,650

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory6/106/116/126/136/146/156/16Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories10131697286101188148177
Quest Diagnostics954838845501695501313664
Mako Medical (LTCF serial surveillance protocol)n/an/an/an/an/an/a660660
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center21512232735431543117213
Other NH Hospital Laboratory239392338191365n/a**205
Other Laboratory*25626310412419
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory6/106/116/126/136/146/156/16Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics26628132725675203269240
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center30293236302322
Other Laboratory*1121414022010

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

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