79 New COVID-19 Cases, One New Death Thursday; Nursing Home Cases Listed

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 79 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7% on Thursday.

 Today’s results include 55 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 531 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 fifteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Rockingham (19), Merrimack (5), Strafford (3), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (13).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­­14 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Ten 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.

The state also announced the death related to COVID-19 of one Hillsborough County woman over age 60.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,878 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 747 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 10/8/2020)

Current COVID-19 OutbreaksResident CasesStaff CasesUnder InvestigationDeaths
Bedford Hills Center551505
Pine Rock Manor4100
Warde Health Center Windham3100
Closed COVID-19 OutbreaksResident CasesStaff CasesDeaths
All American Assisted Living Londonderry (6/9/2020)15162
Aurora Assisted Living Derry (6/6/2020)381710
Bedford Falls (6/6/2020)402111
Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)37257
Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)622817
Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)351310
Birch Hill (7/30/2020)402914
Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (5/29/2020)080
Community Bridges Belmont (6/9/2020)270
Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (5/18/2020)1640
Courville Manchester (6/30/2020)15146
Crestwood Center Milford (6/30/2020)542815
Crotched Mountain (4/20/2020)3121
Easterseals – Manchester (5/16/2020)45700
Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)27167
Greenbriar (8/21/2020)1243428
Greystone Farm at Salem (6/16/2020)930
Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (6/5/2020)561616
Hanover Hill Manchester (5/26/2020)796025
Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)1545539
Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)19181
Huntington Nashua (5/8/2020)23197
Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (4/21/2020)261
Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow (6/10/2020)360
Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester (6/26/2020)38165
Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin (6/18/2020)4929
Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)840
Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                872921
Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)642323
Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)290
Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)1110
Salemhaven (7/9/2020)461511
Salem Woods (5/18/2020)232610
Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)544515

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.

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 8, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1918,878
Recovered7,898 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19449 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases531
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19747 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations14
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2287,628
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,384
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL48,226
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,337
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
 10/110/210/310/410/510/610/7Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories9171,290754718717736834852
Quest Diagnostics1,6001,5611,2362,0001,6737461,829

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