Editor’s note: The state DHHS announced that all 15 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday are “adults,” but didn’t give any age group in the news release. The summary on the DHHS website Sunday shows three more in the group 10 to 19 bringing the total of people age birth to 19 to 525, up from 522 Saturday. InDepthNH.org asked the state for clarification Saturday and Sunday via email and asked why the data isn’t reported to the public the same way it tracks cases by age on its graph. Will update this story when the state responds.
Editor’s note Aug. 24: The state said the 3 new cases that were counted as “adults” in the press release but in the age group 10 to 19 were counted as adults as they were 18 and 19 years old.
CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 15 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Sunday.
There have now been 7,107 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, all are adults with 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Cheshire (4), Merrimack (2), Rockingham (2), and Strafford (1) counties. The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.
Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 711 (10%) of 7,107 cases. Three 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. Of those with complete risk information, most 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 August 23, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-19||7,107|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||429 (6%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||250|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||711 (10%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||196,064|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||29,236|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||41,382|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||1,168|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||2,175|
1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes 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.
3 Includes 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|
|NH Public Health Laboratories||563||272||587||644||931||840||329||595|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||345||224||586||734||774||673||0||477|
|Other NH Hospital Laboratory||142||199||211||195||154||231||129||180|
|Antibody Laboratory Tests|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||0||10||21||21||6||17|