Aug. 15 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 17 new positive results with 3 in Manchester; no deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Saturday, August 15, 2020, DHHS announced 17 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,980 cases of COVID-19 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 53 percent being female and 47 percent being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (2), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Strafford (1) Counties, and in the city of Manchester (3).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 706 (10 percent) of 6,980 cases. Two 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 have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated August 15, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)6,980
Recovered6,264 (90%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19423 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases293
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19706 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations15
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)183,377
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)28,528
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL39,854
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)631
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,750

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

3 Includes 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 Laboratory7/267/277/287/297/307/318/1Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories386460306207932695767536
Quest Diagnostics3669098338761,5681,080940939
Mako Medical015121129910
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center812569302250689690543551
Other NH Hospital Laboratory127148158225154136133154
Other Laboratory*51103583971075530114
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory7/267/277/287/297/307/318/1Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics87553848131926674
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center40121612122111
Other Laboratory*202359146

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not listed in the above table.

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