2 New COVID-19 Deaths, 24 More Cases Wednesday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19, two women from Hillsborough County, both older than 60.

The state also announced 24 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,113 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 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Rockingham (3), Grafton (2), Merrimack (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (2).

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 668 (11%) of 6,113 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 with cases. Most of the remaining cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, recently traveled, or are associated with an outbreak setting.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 15, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1916,113
Recovered5,125 (84%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19394 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases594
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19668 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations24
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2138,272
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests221,942
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL33,874
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,060
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,575

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 Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory7/087/097/107/117/127/137/14Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories502894478195515267383462
Quest Diagnostics327423365579435447785480
Mako Medical4297337891407610538675740
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center19794160261753870128
Other NH Hospital Laboratory141891058210212175103
Other Laboratory*573242458103330
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory7/087/097/107/117/127/137/14Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics16622518113663120176152
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center4235158327119
Other Laboratory*891620998

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not already listed in the table.

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