Aug. 26 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 8 new positive results with 2 in Manchester; 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On August 26, 2020, DHHS announced 8 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,159 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 is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 88 percent being female and 12 percent being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Coos (1), and Rockingham (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (2) and Nashua (1).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 713 (10 percent) of 7,159 cases. Three 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 have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19.

  • 1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated August 26, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)7,159
Recovered6,510 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19430 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases219
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19713 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations8
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)201,835
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)29,414
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL41,631
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)661
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,900

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 Laboratory8/198/208/218/228/238/248/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories644931840329409417348560
Quest Diagnostics8641,6821,2831,1111,2806081,0801,130
Mako Medical16171116017
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center734774673474319311616557
Other NH Hospital Laboratory195154231212202182295210
Other Laboratory*781879515211981469169
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory8/198/208/218/228/238/248/25Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics919357445416456
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center2161750131110
Other Laboratory*71241902009

* 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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