COVID-19’s Increased Community Transmission Level Spreading: NH Data

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On Monday, Belknap, Merrimack, Rockingham and all of Hillsborough Counties except Nashua and Manchester were labeled “moderate” and the rest of the state “minimal” for overall community transmission of the virus.

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 65 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths Monday, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. 

Today’s results include 45 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 738 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.” You can also download the community transmission level map there.

Manchester (89), Nashua (105), Bedford (65) and Warner (36) had the most cases of COVID-19, Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Monday with community transmission level’s highest label “substantial.”

On Monday, Belknap, Merrimack, Rockingham and all of Hillsborough Counties except Nashua and Manchester were labeled “moderate” and the rest of the state “minimal” for overall community transmission of the virus.

The overall level of community transmission 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.

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 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Belknap (6), Grafton (3), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (1). 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. 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,208 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 752 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1919,208
Recovered8,014 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19456 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases738
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19752 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations17
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2295,921
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,543
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL48,888
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3874
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,500

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 Laboratory10/510/610/710/810/910/1010/11Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories7177368341,0631,053979633859
Quest Diagnostics1,6737471,9021,1991,3111,3672,7131,559
Mako Medical281619367014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center5317501,0491,2591,0948470790
Other NH Hospital Laboratory299438440299746225203379
Other Laboratory*57166252208236160116171
University of New Hampshire**3,7954,2101,8646,2223,7832,85803,247
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory10/510/610/710/810/910/1010/11Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics161537263615221
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3141079106
Other Laboratory*586610005

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