Highest Active COVID-19 Cases in Nashua (115) and Manchester (99) Wednesday

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CONCORD – On Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19.

The state also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19, a woman from Hillsborough County and a man from Strafford County, both 60 years of age and older.

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 community transmission level map there.

Manchester (99), Nashua (115), Bedford (62) and Warner (39) had the most cases of COVID-19, and Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Wednesday with community transmission level’s highest label “substantial.”

On Wednesday. Strafford, 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.

That’s a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 40 people who tested positive by PCR test and 31 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 823 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 fourteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Merrimack (9), Cheshire (4), Strafford (3), Grafton (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (11) and Manchester (9). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­19 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Three 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 9,349 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 760 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 1
4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1919,349
Recovered8,068 (86%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19458 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases823
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19760 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations19
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2301,067
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,619
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL49,004
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3360
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,750

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

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