Manchester COVID-19 Community Transmission: ‘Substantial’ with 81 Cases

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Manchester has reached "substantial" for overall level of community transmission. It is defined using three metrics: New Cases per 100k over 14 days; New Hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days; and 7-Day PCR Test Positivity Rate.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 66 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Saturday for a positivity rate of 0.6%.

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Manchester is first on the state school dashboard map above to reach the red “substantial” level with 81 active cases Saturday for overall level of community transmission. It is defined using three metrics: New Cases per 100k over 14 days; New Hospitalizations per 100k over 14 days; and 7-Day PCR Test Positivity Rate.

The three highest number of active cases Saturday are Manchester (81), Nashua (72), Befored (43).

There are now 500 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Today’s results include 51 people that tested positive by PCR test and 15 that tested positive by antigen test.

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 eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Rockingham (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (2), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (19) and Manchester (12). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Fourteen 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 either have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,597 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-1918,597
Recovered7,655 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19442 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases500
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19743 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations17
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2279,564
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,231
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL47,505
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3607
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 Laboratory9/269/279/289/299/3010/110/2Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,0281,2941,3007198699171,2891,059
Quest Diagnostics1,4472,9417636512,0361,5961,5121,564
Mako Medical3000061013326
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center95220142820787852701622
Other NH Hospital Laboratory246398400391391313376359
Other Laboratory*242215114208140300104189
University of New Hampshire**4,7851583,7542,9124,1063,4494,3573,360
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/269/279/289/299/3010/110/2Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics350202519282321
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center20379675
Other Laboratory*8013112506

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