June 26 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 34 new positive cases with 3 in Manchester; 8 deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Friday, June 26, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,671 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 47 percent being female and 53 percent being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (6), Rockingham (6), Grafton (3), Sullivan (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (3).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 561 (10 percent) of 5,671 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. 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 also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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

 Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)5,671
Recovered4,381 (77%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19365 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases925
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19561 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations32
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)114,768
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)18,518
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL31,558
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)538
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,450

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 Laboratory6/196/206/216/226/236/246/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories67620810076281285280272
LabCorp353329340175332607575387
Quest Diagnostics5332022825541037666210498
Mako Medical94768237568446359670507
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center16706346621197168179
Other NH Hospital Laboratory5147239503297292n/a**238
Other Laboratory*326351433432025
Total2,7301,4942,0051,4562,4472,4491,9232,072
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory6/196/206/216/226/236/246/25Daily Average
LabCorp424015012244125
Quest Diagnostics21316214484224152210170
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center24026020311917
Other Laboratory*1440013225
Total29320618584269209272217

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not already listed in the table. n/a: not available ** Not available at the time of this report.

Number of Persons Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory6/196/206/216/226/236/246/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories26929215290687586
LabCorp302281302157275511479330
Quest Diagnostics422176223393613552370393
Mako Medical1084307353562115118
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center8303186619172150115
Other NH Hospital Laboratory5147239503297292n/a**238
Other Laboratory*224321427392023
Total1,2379871,2081,1901,3561,6961,2091,269
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory6/196/206/216/226/236/246/25Daily Average
LabCorp36341209203621
Quest Diagnostics19514912880207140196156
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center22026019251615
Other Laboratory*2330013126
Total27618616680248186250199

* 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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