90 New COVID-19 Cases Friday, 2 New Deaths; Check Schools Here

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 90 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Friday, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. 

The state also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-1, a man and a woman from Hillsborough County, both older than 60.

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 (93), Nashua (115), Bedford (65) and Warner (39) had the most active cases of COVID-19, and Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Friday community transmission level’s highest label “substantial.”

On Friday, 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.

Today’s results include 64 people who tested positive by PCR test and 26 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 894 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 sixteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (19), Merrimack (15), Strafford (6), Cheshire (4), Grafton (2), Belknap (1), Coos (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (6).

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­16 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Seven 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,514 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1919,514
Recovered8,155 (86%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19465 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases894
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19761 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations16
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2305,815
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,675
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL49,373
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,328
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,050

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
Testing Laboratory10/910/1010/1110/1210/1310/1410/15Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,0539796331,149718362777810
Quest Diagnostics1,3201,3712,7692,4311,3551,8331,1131,742
Mako Medical367027007320
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1,094847215777601340447
Other NH Hospital Laboratory747225241289398315283357
Other Laboratory*2431623347321,5671,265429676
University of New Hampshire**3,7992,90234,2503,8893,4023,9083,165
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory10/910/1010/1110/1210/1310/1410/15Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics351542724231921
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center910311104
Other Laboratory*100097214

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