85 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths on Tuesday; Check Schools Here

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announce 85 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths Tuesday, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. 

Today’s results include 68 people who tested positive by PCR test and 17 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 824 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 (96), Nashua (96), Bedford (53) and Warner (44) had the most cases of COVID-19, and Nashua and Manchester were both still listed Tuesday with community transmission level’s highest label “substantial.”

On Tuesday, Merrimack County, Manchester and Nashua were in the red as having “substantial” community transmission.

On Tuesday, Belknap, Rockingham and all of Hillsborough Counties except Nashua, 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 eleven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Merrimack (12), Strafford (8), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­16 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 are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,828 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 763 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 20, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1919,828
Recovered8,536 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19468 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases824
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19763 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations16
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2316,091
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,802
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL49,812
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3310
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 Laboratory10/1310/1410/1510/1610/1710/1810/19Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories7183627771,04369384661643
Quest Diagnostics1,3551,8321,2191,3081,5741,9342,3931,659
Mako Medical007313140014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center7601,057867701957215157673
Other NH Hospital Laboratory399374424358326138230321
Other Laboratory*1,5681,4501,6291,8191,3673906341,265
University of New Hampshire**3,8933,8284,4023,9921,9517683,7733,230
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory10/1310/1410/1510/1610/1710/1810/19Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics242320291821519
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1176123146
Other Laboratory*72163084

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