Manchester Has Most COVID-19 With 54 Current Cases; 2 More Elderly Deaths

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 52 new positive test results for COVID-19 and two new deaths Thursday.

They were two men over the age of 60 from Hillsborough County.

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There have now been 8,317 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male.

The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 738 (9%) of 8,317 cases. Fifteen 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 October 1, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1918,317
Recovered7,534 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19441 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases342
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19738 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations15
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2275,834
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,156
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL47,188
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,589
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 Laboratory9/249/259/269/279/289/299/30Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,0739831,0281,2941,3007198691,038
Quest Diagnostics1,3771,3331,4472,9417636511,9501,495
Mako Medical07230000615
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1,0321,12395220142820787708
Other NH Hospital Laboratory461336246397400391333366
Other Laboratory*166258232208108204100182
University of New Hampshire**5,1141,7174,7851583,7442,6203,9453,155
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/249/259/269/279/289/299/30Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics273035020251922
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center54203794
Other Laboratory*21280131117

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