2 New COVID-19 Deaths, 59 More Positive Tests Friday

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 CONCORD – The state Department iof Health and Human Services announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 Friday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

They were one woman from Hillsborough County and a man from Rockingham County, both 60 years of age and older.

The state also announced 59 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,375 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Eleven of the new cases are associated with an outbreak at a long-term care facility. 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 eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Rockingham (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (2), Coos (2), Belknap (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (32) and Nashua (4).

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 685 (11%) of 6,375 cases. Five 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 either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1916,375
Recovered5,393 (85%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19407 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases575
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19685 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations27
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2150,719
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests226,130
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL35,722
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3601
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,525

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 Laboratory7/177/187/197/207/217/227/23Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories486157426244390998640477
Quest Diagnostics328617467539473543833543
Mako Medical7841,591699962474231,164715
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1449586171133238179149
Other NH Hospital Laboratory89849914311812784106
Other Laboratory*34463209343228
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory7/177/187/197/207/217/227/23Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics13812716112133121106108
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center31203023182518
Other Laboratory*1730910467

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

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