2 New COVID-19 Deaths, 71 New Cases; Highest Totals in Nashua, Manchester

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%.

The state also also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19, both women from Hillsborough County older than 60.

Manchester and Nashua had the most cases of COVID-19 at 80 each and Bedford had the next highest at 50 cases, according to the state map. Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Wednesday with the highest community transmission levels labeled “substantial.”

Strafford County and the rest of Hillsborough County except Nashua and Manchester were labeled “moderate” and the rest of the state “minimal” for overall community transmission of the virus.

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. You can also download the transmission level map there.

The state only lists cases by school if the student was known to be on campus for school or sports or some program. It doesn’t count students who weren’t on campus when they were infectious.

State totals for COVID-19 infections by school.

Today’s results include 43 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 507 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 are ten individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Belknap (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (3), Strafford (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (22) and Nashua (9).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­­18 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Six 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,800 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 745 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1918,800
Recovered7,845 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19448 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases507
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19745 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations18
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2285,128
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,327
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL47,969
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3918
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,850

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 Laboratory9/3010/110/210/310/410/510/6Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories8709171,289754718717736857
Quest Diagnostics2,0361,6001,5611,2362,0001,6727181,546
Mako Medical6101330028125
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center787852701693190531362588
Other NH Hospital Laboratory391313450252229298345325
Other Laboratory*14030022321016354134175
University of New Hampshire**4,5463,8984,6862212,8903,2823,5743,300
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory9/3010/110/210/310/410/510/6Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics1928242217161520
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center96730334
Other Laboratory*125240575

* 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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