126 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths Friday; Coos County Numbers Climb

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CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 126 new positive test results for COVID-19 Friday and no new deaths, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. 

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 (137), Nashua (76), and Concord (61) had the most active cases of COVID-19 Friday.

On Thursday, Coos County joined Rockingham, Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties, Manchester and Nashua as being in the red for having “substantial” community transmission and remained there Friday, according to state data.

Strafford, Belknap and Grafton Counties were labeled yellow “moderate” and Carroll, Sullivan and Cheshire were the only three counties in the green “minimal” category for overall community transmission of the virus Friday.

The overall level of community transmission is defined using three metrics: new cases per 100,000 over 14 days; new hospitalizations per 100,000 over 14 days; and 7-day PCR test positivity rate.

Today’s results include 89 people who tested positive by PCR test and 37 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,216 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 twenty-one individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (44), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (10), Strafford (9), Coos (6), Grafton (6), Cheshire (5), Belknap (4), Carroll (4), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 30 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. One 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,884 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 777 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19110,884
Recovered9,186 (84%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19482 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,216
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19777 (7%)
Current Hospitalizations30
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2341,696
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests232,135
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL51,999
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3322
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,375

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 Laboratory10/2310/2410/2510/2610/2710/2810/29Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories519838858724719940915788
Quest Diagnostics9647232,5912,3161,3631,5441,3801,554
Mako Medical91185931141829
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center932579217153596870729582
Other NH Hospital Laboratory474269198291491453383366
Other Laboratory*2,3021,1824608491,9581,8161,6401,458
University of New Hampshire**3,5533,318503,9834,1003,1774,4033,226
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory10/2310/2410/2510/2610/2710/2810/29Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics21276112319616
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center420126314
Other Laboratory*452910625

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