July 16 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 27 new positive cases with 10 in Manchester; 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Thursday, July 16, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,139 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 65 percent being female and 35 percent being male. The new cases reside Rockingham (7), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (2), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (10).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 668 (11 percent) of 6,139 cases. Five 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. Most of the remaining 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. There have now been 6,139 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

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

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated July 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)6,139
Recovered5,136 (84%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19395 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases608
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19668 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations22
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)140,220
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)24,868
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL34,099
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)790
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,575

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 Laboratory7/097/107/117/127/137/147/15Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories894478195515267383825508
Quest Diagnostics423365579435448792816551
Mako Medical7337891407610538675543756
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center9416026175382990132
Other NH Hospital Laboratory89104821021211066896
Other Laboratory*424245813352726
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory7/097/107/117/127/137/147/15Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics2251811366312017698143
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3515832728017
Other Laboratory*916209977

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