140 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday; Numbers Up in Coos County

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The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 140 new positive test results for COVID-19 Tuesday and no new deaths, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%.

 Today’s results include 112 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,067 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 (120), Nashua (81), Bedford (50), and Concord (53) had the most active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

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

On Tuesday, Coos County, Strafford, Belknap, 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 fourteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (39), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (19), Strafford (15), Merrimack (13), Grafton (10), Belknap (4), Coos (4), Cheshire (3), Carroll (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 31 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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 10,531 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 771 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 2
7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19110,531
Recovered8,989 (85%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19475 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,067
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19771 (7%)
Current Hospitalizations31
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2334,409
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,004
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL51,301
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3373
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,600

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
 10/2010/2110/2210/2310/2410/2510/26Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories687850656519838858725733
Quest Diagnostics1,0501,3841,2459647232,5912,2401,457
Mako Medical023141911859348
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center513870659932579217153560
Other NH Hospital Laboratory427442451474269197216354
Other Laboratory*1,6831,6921,9582,3011,1814568051,439
University of New Hampshire**3,5324,4864,2173,1563,268493,4733,169
Antibody Laboratory Tests
 10/2010/2110/2210/2310/2410/2510/26Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics34142021276919
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center928420125
Other Laboratory*73645295

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