NH Currently Has 224 COVID-19 Cases, 9 in Hospitals

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 15 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Wednesday.

There have now been 7,309 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Rockingham (5), Cheshire (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 715 (10%) of 7,309 cases. Two 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 of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Please note that today’s update only includes data on confirmed positive tests. Negative testing data reported by testing laboratories is unavailable today and will be included in tomorrow’s update.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated September 2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1917,309
Recovered6,653 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19432 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases224
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19715 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations9
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2211,281
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests229,761
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL42,579
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3275
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,625

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 Laboratory8/268/278/288/298/308/319/1Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories890727634729259117N/A559
Quest Diagnostics8071,04186467065997N/A690
Mako Medical49197000N/A13
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center8397045694864920N/A515
Other NH Hospital Laboratory43536030532218159N/A277
Other Laboratory*3851739715816031N/A167
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory8/268/278/288/298/308/319/1Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics673672414034N/A48
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center119121710N/A8
Other Laboratory*0137740N/A5

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