Most Active COVID-19 Sunday: Manchester (973), Nashua (445), Derry (131)

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 491 new positive test results for COVID-19 Sunday, including 258 people who tested positive by PCR test and 233 who tested positive by antigen test.

The state also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19, a man from Belknap County, a woman from Coos County and a man from Rockingham County, all older than 60.

There are currently 146 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 20,480 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 839 (4%) of those having been hospitalized.

There are now 4,995 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Of the results reported Sunday, 259 new positive test results are from Friday, 11/27; the Friday cases announced today combined with those announced yesterday results in a daily PCR test positivity rate of 5.2%.

The municipalities with the most active cases Sunday were Manchester (973), Nashua (445) amd Derry (131).

Today’s cases also include 232 new positive test results from Saturday, 11/28. Test results received Saturday are still being processed and the total number of new positives for that day is not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

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-two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (142), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (91), Merrimack (47), Strafford (28), Carroll (14), Cheshire (14), Belknap (13), Grafton (13), Sullivan (6), and Coos (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (54) and Nashua (41). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-three 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 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19120,480
Recovered14,999 (73%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19526 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases4,955
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19839 (4%)
Current Hospitalizations146
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2418,976
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests233,152
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHLN/A
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL32,231
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)7,450

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 Laboratory11/2211/2311/2411/2511/2611/2711/28Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories1,0827021,2571,34701,1271,042937
Quest Diagnostics1,5241,3922,4411,0181,0038811,1321,342
Mako Medical185193384310110398140
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center347366693640688257555507
Other NH Hospital Laboratory238424655620244436441437
Other Laboratory*6821,0931,9212,6691,5017629561,369
University of New Hampshire**362,4442,00433001645
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory11/2211/2311/2411/2511/2611/2711/28Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics10837273371820
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center131250314
Other Laboratory*3218140908

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