CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 70 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one death of Merrimack County man 60 or older, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7%.
Sunday’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 12 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 971 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 community transmission level map there.
Manchester (113), Nashua (108), Bedford (64) and Warner (46) had the most cases of COVID-19, and Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Sunday with community transmission level’s highest label “substantial.”
On Sunday, 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 twelve individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (3), Strafford (3), Coos (2), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. None 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 9,694 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 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-191||9,694|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||467 (5%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||971|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||761 (8%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||313,364|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||31,764|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||49,584|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||883|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||4,100|
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.