June 16 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 27 new positive cases with 8 in Manchester; 6 deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,364 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.

Please note that 8 previously announced cases have been determined to be out of state residents and have been removed from the case count. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 50 percent being female and 50 percent being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Cheshire (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (8).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 521 (10 percent) of 5,364 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. Most of the remaining cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, under 60 years of age
  • 3 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

DHHS has also issued visitation guidance to help long-term care facilities safely resume family visits. The guidance can be accessed at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/ltcf-visitation-06132020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated June 16, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)5,364
Recovered4,067 (76%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19326 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases971
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19521 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations62
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)100,086
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests216,285
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL30,791
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)304
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,600

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 Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory6/96/106/116/126/136/146/15Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories34510131697286101188205
Quest Diagnostics234954838845501695501653
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center6121512232735431543205
Other NH Hospital Laboratory307239392338191n/a**195
Other Laboratory*16256263104118
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory6/96/106/116/126/136/146/15Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics27226628132725675203240
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center23302932363022
Other Laboratory*41121414028

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table. ** Not available at the time of this report.

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