35 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death Monday

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.4% and one new death a woman from Merrimack County older than 60 on Monday.

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: This link wasn’t updated for Oct. 5 as of 7:40 p.m. Monday and the map showing the detailed numbers by municipality also wasn’t updated Monday by that time.

Today’s results include 30 people who tested positive by PCR test and 5 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 490 current COVID-19 cases 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 is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (7), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (3), Merrimack (2), Sullivan (2), Carroll (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4).

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 22 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. One 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 recently traveled.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,680 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 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1918,680
Recovered7,746 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19444 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases490
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19743 (9%)
Current Hospitalizations22
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2282,659
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,281
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL47,734
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,207
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 Laboratory9/289/299/3010/110/210/310/4Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,3007198699171,289754718938
Quest Diagnostics7636512,0361,5971,5591,2301,9401,397
Mako Medical006101330021
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center42820787852701693190584
Other NH Hospital Laboratory400391391313450252205343
Other Laboratory*11420913930022320155177
University of New Hampshire**3,7542,9124,1683,8034,6822212,8883,204
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/289/299/3010/110/210/310/4Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics2025192824221522
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center37967305
Other Laboratory*1311252405

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not listed in the above table.

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas

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