CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 97 new positive test results for COVID-19 Friday and one new death of a woman older than 60 from Hillsborough County.
That means a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 77 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 585 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.
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.
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 27 individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 45% being female and 55% being male.
The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (29), Rockingham (17), Merrimack (14), Belknap (4), Cheshire (4), Grafton (3), Carroll (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (11) and Manchester (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.
One new hospitalized case was identified. There are currently ¬¬13 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Nine 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 are associated with an outbreak setting.
DHHS has announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.
• 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,970 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 748 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.
| Current Situation in New Hampshire New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report|
(data updated October 9, 2020, 9:00 AM) NH Persons with COVID-1918,970Recovered7,935 (88%)Deaths Attributed to COVID-19450 (5%)Total Current COVID-19 Cases585Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19748 (8%)Current Hospitalizations13Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2290,038Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,441Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL48,452Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3972Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,050 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 10/210/310/410/510/610/710/8Daily AverageNH Public Health Laboratories1,2907547187177368341,063873LabCorp6809033711841,4091,160248708Quest Diagnostics1,5611,2362,0001,6737471,9021,0671,455Mako Medical1330028161927Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center7016931905317501,0501,259739Other NH Hospital Laboratory450252229298438440247336Other Laboratory*2242111635616728876169University of New Hampshire**4,7962552,8903,7934,1851,2855,7513,279Total9,8354,3046,5617,2808,4336,9659,7307,587Antibody Laboratory Tests 10/210/310/410/510/610/710/8Daily AverageLabCorp651261305Quest Diagnostics2422171615372522Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center7303141076Other Laboratory*24058644Total3934182643663637
* 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 laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas