CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services of Health and Human Services announced 113 new positive test results for COVID-19 Wednesday and three new deaths.
The deceased are two men from Merrimack County and a woman from Hillsborough County. all over age 60.
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 (122), Nashua (74), and Concord (50) had the most active cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Rockingham, Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties, Manchester and Nashua were in the red as having “substantial” community transmission.
On Wednesday, Coos County, Strafford, and Belknap 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.
That means a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 59 people who tested positive by PCR test and 54 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,034 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 ten individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Merrimack (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Strafford (8), Coos (6), Grafton (5), Belknap (4), Carroll (3), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.
Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 29 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. None of the new cases had unidentified 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 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 10,641 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 775 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.
Current Situation in New Hampshire
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 28, 2020, 9:00 AM)
|NH Persons with COVID-191||10,641|
|Deaths Attributed to COVID-19||478 (4%)|
|Total Current COVID-19 Cases||1,034|
|Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19||775 (7%)|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2||336,063|
|Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2||32,082|
|Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL||51,489|
|Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3||746|
|Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)||4,550|
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|
|NH Public Health Laboratories||850||656||519||838||858||724||719||738|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||870||659||932||579||217||153||596||572|
|Other NH Hospital Laboratory||442||451||474||269||198||292||416||363|
|University of New Hampshire**||4,486||4,217||3,553||3,318||50||3,915||3,644||3,312|
|Antibody Laboratory Tests|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center||2||8||4||2||0||12||6||5|