NH Elevates COVID-19 Transmission in Strafford County; Totals by School

Print More


NH Data: The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics: new cases and new hospitalizations per 100,000 and 7-day PCR test positive rate. Green is minimal, Yellow is moderate and Red would be substantial.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the death of a Carroll County woman over age 60 Sunday and 44 new cases due to COVID-19.

The community level transmission had already been raised from minimal to moderate in Manchester. Strafford County was added Sunday, likely due to the number of cases at the University of New Hampshire in Durham at 36 active cases Sunday and 45 recovered. See list of schools below. No areas had the highest red level of substantial. The state did not immediately respond to questions Sunday after issuing the news release.

NH Data: The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics: new cases and new hospitalizations per 100,000 and 7-day PCR test positive rate. Green is minimal, Yellow is moderate and Red would be substantial.

Check number of COVID-19 cases by school every day. Under the “show” pull down and click “schools with cases.” https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/schools.htm

Editor’s note: The state sends out a news release daily to the press in New Hampshire and provides detailed information on the Department of Health and Human Services website. https://www.nh.gov/covid19/index.htm

There is a separate school dashboard, https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/schools.htm but often the numbers don’t appear to match town totals. The state makes information available on the number of cases in individual municipalities, sometimes. Check the map below for your town or city. If there are fewer than 5 total current cases, they are being reported as “1-4,” and case data for towns with under 100 residents are not reported at all. On the daily press release, the ages are broken down by “under 18,” but on the DHHS website, they are broken down from birth to 9 and 10 to 19. InDepthNH.org will do our best to help make sense of the numbers.

NH DHHS news release:

There have now been 7,696 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation.

Of those with complete information, there are seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Strafford (4), Belknap (3), Merrimack (2), Cheshire (1), Coos (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 721 (9%) of 7,696 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. 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated September 13, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1917,696
Recovered6,953 (90%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19436 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases307
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19721 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations7
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2230,542
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests230,419
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL44,068
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3958
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,950

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 Laboratory9/69/79/89/99/109/119/12Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories483696803895831856598737
Quest Diagnostics1,5158284585177871,050520811
Mako Medical001031626
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center315196536771724771700573
Other NH Hospital Laboratory151197214327355366366282
Other Laboratory*183927512414512378117
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/69/79/89/99/109/119/12Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics32445118501426
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center00967825
Other Laboratory*0014831125

Comments are closed.