CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths Friday.
The state raised Nashua’s community level transmission from minimal to moderate on Friday. Manchester and Strafford County continue to be moderate.
No areas of the state had the highest red level of substantial. 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
There have now been 7,861 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 fourteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 38% being female and 62% being male.
The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (4), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.
No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 725 (9%) of 7,861 cases. Nine 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 are either associated with an outbreak setting, have 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 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-191||7,861|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||438 (6%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||306|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||725 (9%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||237,518|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||30,635|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||45,094|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||991|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||2,025|
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||856||598||622||583||1,232||559||1,165||802|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||771||700||203||127||609||640||587||520|
|Other NH Hospital Laboratory||368||387||111||456||312||268||211||302|
|Antibody Laboratory Tests|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||8||2||0||5||8||6||7||5|