June 8 DHHS COVID-19 update: 37 new positive cases with 11 in Manchester; no deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Monday, June 8, 2020, DHHS announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,079 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, all are adults with 70% being female and 30 percent being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Rockingham (6), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (2).

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 492 (10%) of 5,079 cases. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has no additional deaths to announce.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated June 8, 2020, 9 a.m.) 

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)5,079
Recovered3,392 (67%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19286 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,401
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19492 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations78
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)87,123
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)13,989
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL29,024
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL (see 3 below)1,412
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,025

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 Laboratory6/16/26/36/46/56/66/7Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories488204578782268372610472
Quest Diagnostics481617926665580533378597
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center11068273411280209198221
Other NH Hospital Laboratory2261151773114435n/a**151
Other Laboratory*2739282420213127
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory6/16/26/36/46/56/66/7Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics19033027429425324745233
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center12416162429717
Other Laboratory*1186881669

* 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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