Sept. 5 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 58 new positive results with 11 in Manchester; no deaths reported

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CONCORD, NH – On Saturday, September 5, 2020, DHHS announced 58 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,424 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 50 percent being female and 50 percent being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (16), Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Merrimack (5), Grafton (3), Carroll (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (11). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 717 (10 percent) of 7,424 cases. Seventeen 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated September 5, 2020, 9 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-19 (see 1 below)7,424
Recovered6,742 (91%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19432 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases250
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19717 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations9
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) (see 2 below)218,745
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests (see 2 below)30,105
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL43,041
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3546
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)1,625

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 Laboratory8/298/308/319/19/29/39/4Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories729259320762812713442577
Quest Diagnostics6717102136274682,5941,7841,010
Mako Medical000009316
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center486492340612613728731572
Other NH Hospital Laboratory321181222312316222119242
Other Laboratory*16116163816614917134211
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory8/298/308/319/19/29/39/4Daily Average
Quest Diagnostics4038214235594640
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center1010119887
Other Laboratory*4011118566

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