July 18 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 26 new positive results with 9 in Manchester; 1 death reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Saturday, July 18, 2020, DHHS announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,188 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 four 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 in Rockingham (8), Coos (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (3).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 672 (11 percent) of 6,188 cases. Six 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.

  • 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 July 18, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)6,188
Recovered5,221 (84%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19396 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases571
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19672 (11%)
Current Hospitalizations20
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)142,486
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)25,316
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL34,576
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)1,003
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,525

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 Laboratory7/117/127/137/147/157/167/17Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories195515267383825846486502
Quest Diagnostics579435448795847519309562
Mako Medical14076105386755421116784810
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center2617538299136284144177
Other NH Hospital Laboratory821021211061228289101
Other Laboratory*255913352702927
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory7/117/127/137/147/157/167/17Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics13663120178104144129125
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center83272831343123
Other Laboratory*209973136

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

The State of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data available that is reported to the NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with further demographic detail and county of residence. This data is reported daily for public review while also protecting individual privacy.

For an interactive version of the map below and additional information regarding New Hampshire Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 cases – risk factors and epidemic curve,  click here.


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