DHHS: 3 Deaths, 547 New COVID-19 Cases With 61 Children

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Please note, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Friday’s report reflects cases and lab test results received through Wednesday, 11/25. The 11/28 update will include results for 11/26-27.

On Friday, the state Department of Health and Human Services announced 547 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Wednesday, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 3.8%.

Today’s results include 341 people who tested positive by PCR test and 206 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,570 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 sixty-one individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male.

The new cases reside in Rockingham (125), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (102), Merrimack (46), Strafford (29), Carroll (19), Coos (19), Belknap (18), Cheshire (16), Grafton (12, and Sullivan (7) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (91) and Nashua (25). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-eight new cases.

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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 27, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19119,313
Recovered14,226 (74%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19517 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases4,570
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19836 (4%)
Current Hospitalizations131
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2413,290
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests233,089
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL56,991
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL32,216
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)7,025

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 Laboratory11/1911/2011/2111/2211/2311/2411/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,0281,2311,2371,0827021,2571,3471,126
Quest Diagnostics2,4041,8721,4051,5231,3922,4401,0141,721
Mako Medical42194371851933843137
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center659591829347366693632588
Other NH Hospital Laboratory632506452241417651607501
Other Laboratory*1,2033,2142,5696791,0911,8992,6411,899
University of New Hampshire**4,0532,7501,680362,4441,314331,759
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory11/1911/2011/2111/2211/2311/2411/25Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics341721108372722
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center755131255
Other Laboratory*1012132181410

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