Most COVID-19 Thursday: Manchester (39), Nashua (33) Rochester (21); Check Schools

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Thursday.

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School totals as of Sept. 24.

There have now been 8,044 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 nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male.

The new cases reside in Strafford (10), Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 732 (9%) of 8,044 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 of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

During the September 24 press conference, a request was made for an update on the number of remote learning centers. Remote learning centers were established by Governor Sununu under Emergency Order #67, which requires centers to submit a verification form to the DHHS Child Care Licensing Unit. Currently, 7 remote learning centers have been verified in New Hampshire.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-1918,044
Recovered7,325 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19438 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases281
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19732 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations16
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2247,151
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests230,901
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL46,054
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3805
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,350

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 Laboratory9/179/189/199/209/219/229/23Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,1658926231,244710826543858
Quest Diagnostics2,7841,1421,7862,9945037912,0451,721
Mako Medical112184529012946
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center5881,091724424231917526643
Other NH Hospital Laboratory274278233159218309366262
Other Laboratory*191209296110122142125171
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/179/189/199/209/219/229/23Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics385622419374131
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center742071276
Other Laboratory*1340011145

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