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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - July 6, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, July 6, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,914 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 85% being female and 15% being male. The new cases reside in Belknap (3), Carroll (3), Rockingham (3), Coos (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (4) and Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Four new hospitalized case were identified for a total of 574 (10%) of 5,914 cases. Six of the new cases have 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, recently traveled, or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 6, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,914

Recovered

4,706 (80%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

382 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

826

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

574 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

25

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

127,880

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

20,455

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

32,781

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

86

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,450

 

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

7/05

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

292

391

455

558

643

370

633

477

LabCorp

179

562

697

723

253

361

135

416

Quest Diagnostics

301

135

694

479

647

627

679

509

Mako Medical

491

125

790

361

94

1,031

150

435

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

68

70

164

58

118

171

57

101

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

332

442

253

147

174

34

n/a**

230

Other Laboratory*

6

24

31

15

19

4

28

18

Total

1,669

1,749

3,084

2,341

1,948

2,598

1,682

2,153

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

7/05

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

2

40

23

31

17

10

18

Quest Diagnostics

226

194

257

211

159

119

54

174

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1

28

42

34

25

6

0

19

Other Laboratory*

8

15

11

10

7

1

0

7

Total

235

239

350

278

222

143

64

219

* 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 Laboratory

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

7/05

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

42

93

166

127

159

173

86

121

LabCorp

165

510

417

637

215

311

112

338

Quest Diagnostics

268

117

593

426

587

584

622

457

Mako Medical

52

2

84

57

82

461

21

108

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

56

61

150

49

107

162

50

91

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

332

442

253

147

174

34

n/a**

230

Other Laboratory*

3

23

28

14

14

4

25

16

Total

918

1,248

1,691

1,457

1,338

1,729

916

1,328

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

7/05

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

0

35

18

25

17

9

15

Quest Diagnostics

209

186

243

194

147

118

51

164

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1

22

37

29

24

6

0

17

Other Laboratory*

3

11

10

8

1

0

0

5

Total

213

219

325

249

197

141

60

201

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - July 5, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Concord, NH –  – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, DHHS announced 43 new positive test results for COVID-19 identified since Friday, July 3. There have now been 5,897 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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (14) and Manchester (11). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 570 (10%) of 5,897 cases. Twelve of the new cases have 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, recently traveled, or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,897

Recovered

4,684 (79%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

381 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

832

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

570 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

25

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

125,235

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

20,395

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

32,776

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

388

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,475

 1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

534

292

391

455

558

643

370

463

LabCorp

184

179

562

697

723

253

361

423

Quest Diagnostics

502

301

135

694

479

647

627

484

Mako Medical

157

491

125

790

361

94

1,031

436

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

155

68

70

164

58

118

171

115

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

285

332

442

253

147

174

n/a**

272

Other Laboratory*

37

6

24

31

15

19

4

19

Total

1,854

1,669

1,749

3,084

2,341

1,948

2,564

2,173

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

Daily Average

LabCorp

16

0

2

40

23

31

17

18

Quest Diagnostics

53

226

194

257

211

159

119

174

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

5

1

28

42

34

25

6

20

Other Laboratory*

3

8

15

11

10

7

1

8

Total

77

235

239

350

278

222

143

221

* 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 Laboratory

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

142

42

93

166

127

159

173

129

LabCorp

150

165

510

417

637

215

311

344

Quest Diagnostics

430

268

117

593

426

587

584

429

Mako Medical

36

52

2

84

57

82

461

111

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

133

56

61

150

49

107

162

103

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

285

332

442

253

147

174

n/a**

272

Other Laboratory*

32

3

23

28

14

14

4

17

Total

1,208

918

1,248

1,691

1,457

1,338

1,695

1,365

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

7/03

7/04

Daily Average

LabCorp

15

0

0

35

18

25

17

16

Quest Diagnostics

50

209

186

243

194

147

118

164

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

5

1

22

37

29

24

6

18

Other Laboratory*

1

3

11

10

8

1

0

5

Total

71

213

219

325

249

197

141

202

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - July 3, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Please note that there will not be a daily update on Saturday, July 4 due to the federal holiday. To provide current cases, hospitalizations and demographic data, the COVID-19 Summary Dashboard (https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/summary.htm) will be updated on July 4 at 6:00 pm.

On Friday, July 3, 2020, DHHS announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,857 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there are six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 569 (10%) of 5,857 cases. Three of the new cases have 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, recently traveled, or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 3, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,857

Recovered

4,597 (78%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

376 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

884

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

569 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

27

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

123,749

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

20,057

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

32,359

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

727

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,475

 1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

7/02

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

538

111

534

292

391

455

558

411

LabCorp

386

366

184

179

562

697

723

442

Quest Diagnostics

374

457

502

301

135

694

479

420

Mako Medical

771

566

157

491

125

790

361

465

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

71

204

155

68

70

164

58

113

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

35

46

285

332

442

253

n/a**

232

Other Laboratory*

7

17

37

6

24

31

14

19

Total

2,182

1,767

1,854

1,669

1,749

3,084

2,193

2,071

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

Daily Average

LabCorp

26

37

16

0

2

40

23

21

Quest Diagnostics

155

226

53

226

194

257

211

189

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

19

26

5

1

28

42

34

22

Other Laboratory*

12

11

3

8

15

11

10

10

Total

212

300

77

235

239

350

278

242

* 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 Laboratory

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

168

130

142

42

93

166

127

124

LabCorp

347

322

150

165

510

417

637

364

Quest Diagnostics

316

410

430

268

117

593

426

366

Mako Medical

175

128

36

52

2

84

57

76

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

55

179

133

56

61

150

49

98

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

35

46

285

332

442

253

n/a**

232

Other Laboratory*

6

16

32

3

23

28

13

17

Total

1,102

1,231

1,208

918

1,248

1,691

1,309

1,244

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

Daily Average

LabCorp

25

31

15

0

0

35

18

18

Quest Diagnostics

145

206

50

209

186

243

194

176

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

17

22

5

1

22

37

29

19

Other Laboratory*

8

8

1

3

11

10

8

7

Total

195

267

71

213

219

325

249

220

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - July 2, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Concord, NH –  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,822 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 were adults with 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Carroll (7), Rockingham (3), Merrimack (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), and Sullivan (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (4).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 567 (10%) of 5,822 cases. There were not any new cases with no identified risk factor; most of the newly identified cases recently traveled or had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.

DHHS has also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,822

Recovered

4,508 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

375 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

939

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

567 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

31

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

122,187

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

19,808

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

32,200

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

574

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,475

 1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 7/2/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center Genesis

37

24

0

3

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

62

27

0

17

Birch Hill

40

28

0

15

Greenbriar Nashua

105

35

5

24

Hillsborough County Nursing Home

153

55

0

33

Holy Cross Manchester

19

18

0

1

Salemhaven

46

15

0

11

 

Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Deaths

       

All American Assisted Living Londonderry (6/9/2020)

15

16

2

Aurora Assisted Living Derry (6/6/2020)

38

17

10

Bedford Falls (6/6/2020)

40

21

11

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (5/29/2020

0

8

0

Community Bridges Belmont (6/9/2020)

2

7

0

Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (5/18/2020)

16

4

0

Courville Manchester (6/30/2020)

15

14

6

Crestwood Center Milford (6/30/2020)

54

28

15

Crotched Mountain (4/20/2020)

3

12

1

Easterseals - Manchester (5/16/2020)

45

70

0

Greystone Farm at Salem (6/16/2020)

9

3

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (6/5/2020)

56

16

16

Hanover Hill Manchester (5/26/2020)

79

60

25

Huntington Nashua (5/8/2020)

23

19

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (4/21/2020)

2

6

1

Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow (6/10/2020)

3

6

0

Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester (6/26/2020)

38

16

5

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin (6/18/2020)

49

2

9

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)

87

29

21

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)

54

45

15

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/01

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

280

538

111

534

292

391

391

362

LabCorp

575

386

366

184

179

562

697

421

Quest Diagnostics

210

374

457

502

301

135

694

382

Mako Medical

670

771

566

157

491

125

790

510

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

168

71

204

155

68

70

164

129

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

274

35

46

285

332

442

n/a**

236

Other Laboratory*

20

7

17

37

6

24

31

20

Total

2,197

2,182

1,767

1,854

1,669

1,749

2,767

2,026

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

Daily Average

LabCorp

41

26

37

16

0

2

40

23

Quest Diagnostics

210

155

226

53

226

194

257

189

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

19

19

26

5

1

28

42

20

Other Laboratory*

2

12

11

3

8

15

11

9

Total

272

212

300

77

235

239

350

241

* 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 Laboratory

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

75

168

130

142

42

93

166

117

LabCorp

479

347

322

150

165

510

417

341

Quest Diagnostics

370

316

410

430

268

117

593

358

Mako Medical

115

175

128

36

52

2

84

85

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

150

55

179

133

56

61

150

112

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

274

35

46

285

332

442

n/a**

236

Other Laboratory*

20

6

16

32

3

23

28

18

Total

1,483

1,102

1,231

1,208

918

1,248

1,438

1,233

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

Daily Average

LabCorp

36

25

31

15

0

0

35

20

Quest Diagnostics

196

145

206

50

209

186

243

176

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

16

17

22

5

1

22

37

17

Other Laboratory*

2

8

8

1

3

11

10

6

Total

250

195

267

71

213

219

325

220

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - July 1, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, DHHS announced 20 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,802 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 were adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Merrimack (2), Rockingham (2), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (3).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 565 (10%) of 5,802 cases. Four 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 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated July 1, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,802

Recovered

4,491 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

373 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

938

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

565 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

32

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

120,307

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

19,483

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

32,004

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

361

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,475

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

285

280

538

111

534

292

391

347

LabCorp

607

575

386

366

184

179

562

408

Quest Diagnostics

666

210

374

457

502

301

135

378

Mako Medical

359

670

771

566

157

491

125

448

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

197

168

71

204

155

68

70

133

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

292

274

35

46

285

332

n/a**

211

Other Laboratory*

43

20

7

17

37

6

24

22

Total

2,449

2,197

2,182

1,767

1,854

1,669

1,307

1,918

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

Daily Average

LabCorp

24

41

26

37

16

0

2

21

Quest Diagnostics

152

210

155

226

53

226

194

174

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

31

19

19

26

5

1

28

18

Other Laboratory*

2

2

12

11

3

8

15

8

Total

209

272

212

300

77

235

239

221

* 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 Laboratory

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

68

75

168

130

142

42

93

103

LabCorp

511

479

347

322

150

165

510

355

Quest Diagnostics

552

370

316

410

430

268

117

352

Mako Medical

62

115

175

128

36

52

2

81

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

172

150

55

179

133

56

61

115

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

292

274

35

46

285

332

n/a**

211

Other Laboratory*

39

20

6

16

32

3

23

20

Total

1,696

1,483

1,102

1,231

1,208

918

806

1,206

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

Daily Average

LabCorp

20

36

25

31

15

0

0

18

Quest Diagnostics

140

196

145

206

50

209

186

162

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

25

16

17

22

5

1

22

15

Other Laboratory*

1

2

8

8

1

3

11

5

Total

186

250

195

267

71

213

219

200

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 30, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Concord, NH –  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, DHHS announced 22 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,782 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 were adults with 41% being female and 59% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (3), Cheshire (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Coos (1), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (5).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 565 (10%) of 5,782 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, recently traveled, or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,782

Recovered

4,463 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

371 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

948

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

565 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

37

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

119,169

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

19,264

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,919

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

375

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,550

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

281

285

280

538

111

534

292

332

LabCorp

332

607

575

386

366

184

179

376

Quest Diagnostics

1037

666

210

374

457

502

301

507

Mako Medical

446

359

670

771

566

157

491

494

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

21

197

168

71

204

155

68

126

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

297

292

274

35

46

285

n/a**

205

Other Laboratory*

33

43

20

7

17

37

6

23

Total

2,447

2,449

2,197

2,182

1,756

1,854

1,337

2,032

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

24

41

26

37

16

0

22

Quest Diagnostics

224

152

210

155

226

53

226

178

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

20

31

19

19

26

5

1

17

Other Laboratory*

13

2

2

12

11

3

8

7

Total

269

209

272

212

300

77

235

225

* 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 Laboratory

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

90

68

75

168

130

142

42

102

LabCorp

275

511

479

347

322

150

165

321

Quest Diagnostics

613

552

370

316

410

430

268

423

Mako Medical

35

62

115

175

128

36

52

86

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

19

172

150

55

179

133

56

109

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

297

292

274

35

46

285

n/a**

205

Other Laboratory*

27

39

20

6

16

32

3

20

Total

1,356

1,696

1,483

1,102

1,231

1,208

586

1,237

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

20

36

25

31

15

0

19

Quest Diagnostics

207

140

196

145

206

50

209

165

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

19

25

16

17

22

5

1

15

Other Laboratory*

13

1

2

8

8

1

3

5

Total

248

186

250

195

267

71

213

204

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 29, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, June 29, 2020, DHHS announced 14 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,760 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 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), and Rockingham (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (2).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 565 (10%) of 5,760 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,760

Recovered

4,435 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

367 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

958

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

565 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

34

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

118,298

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

19,051

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,868

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

58

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,550

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

76

281

285

280

538

111

534

301

LabCorp

175

332

607

575

386

366

184

375

Quest Diagnostics

554

1037

666

210

374

457

502

543

Mako Medical

68

446

359

670

771

566

157

434

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

66

21

197

168

71

204

155

126

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

503

297

292

274

35

46

n/a**

241

Other Laboratory*

14

33

43

20

7

17

37

24

Total

1,456

2,447

2,449

2,197

2,182

1,756

1,569

2,008

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

12

24

41

26

37

16

22

Quest Diagnostics

84

224

152

210

155

226

53

158

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

20

31

19

19

26

5

17

Other Laboratory*

0

13

2

2

12

11

3

6

Total

84

269

209

272

212

300

77

203

* 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 Laboratory

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

52

90

68

75

168

130

142

104

LabCorp

157

275

511

479

347

322

150

320

Quest Diagnostics

393

613

552

370

316

410

430

441

Mako Medical

5

35

62

115

175

128

36

79

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

66

19

172

150

55

179

133

111

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

503

297

292

274

35

46

n/a**

241

Other Laboratory*

14

27

39

20

6

16

32

22

Total

1,190

1,356

1,696

1,483

1,102

1,231

923

1,283

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

9

20

36

25

31

15

19

Quest Diagnostics

80

207

140

196

145

206

50

146

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

19

25

16

17

22

5

15

Other Laboratory*

0

13

1

2

8

8

1

5

Total

80

248

186

250

195

267

71

185

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 28, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, DHHS announced 31 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,747 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 61% being female and 39% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Rockingham (5), Manchester and Nashua (4), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (5).

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 565 (10%) of 5,747 cases. Four 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 28, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,747

Recovered

4,412 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

367 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

968

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

565 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

37

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

117,330

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

18,980

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,854

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

420

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,500

 1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

100

76

281

285

280

538

111

239

LabCorp

340

175

332

607

575

386

366

397

Quest Diagnostics

282

554

1037

666

210

374

457

511

Mako Medical

375

68

446

359

670

771

600

470

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

634

66

21

197

168

71

207

195

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

239

503

297

292

274

35

n/a**

273

Other Laboratory*

35

14

33

43

20

7

15

24

Total

2,005

1,456

2,447

2,449

2,197

2,182

1,756

2,070

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

Daily Average

LabCorp

15

0

12

24

41

26

37

22

Quest Diagnostics

144

84

224

152

210

155

226

171

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

26

0

20

31

19

19

26

20

Other Laboratory*

0

0

13

2

2

12

11

6

Total

185

84

269

209

272

212

300

219

* 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 Laboratory

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

21

52

90

68

75

168

130

86

LabCorp

302

157

275

511

479

347

322

342

Quest Diagnostics

223

393

613

552

370

316

410

411

Mako Medical

73

5

35

62

115

175

128

85

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

318

66

19

172

150

55

179

137

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

239

503

297

292

274

35

n/a**

273

Other Laboratory*

32

14

27

39

20

6

17

22

Total

1,208

1,190

1,356

1,696

1,483

1,102

1,186

1,317

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

0

9

20

36

25

31

19

Quest Diagnostics

128

80

207

140

196

145

206

157

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

26

0

19

25

16

17

22

18

Other Laboratory*

0

0

13

1

2

8

8

5

Total

166

80

248

186

250

195

267

199

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 27, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, DHHS announced 51 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,717 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 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Carroll (1), and Sullivan (1) Counties, and in the cities of Nashua (23) and Manchester (6). Twenty-one of the cases were due to testing associated with the ongoing outbreak at Greenbriar Healthcare in Nashua.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 562 (10%) of 5,717 cases. One 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 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,717

Recovered

4,401 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

367 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

949

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

562 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

35

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

116,109

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

18,713

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,806

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

530

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,400

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

208

100

76

281

285

280

280

216

LabCorp

329

340

175

332

607

575

386

392

Quest Diagnostics

202

282

554

1037

666

210

374

475

Mako Medical

682

375

68

446

359

670

771

482

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

634

66

21

197

168

71

165

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

47

239

503

297

292

274

n/a**

275

Other Laboratory*

26

35

14

33

43

20

7

25

Total

1,494

2,005

1,456

2,447

2,449

2,197

1,889

1,991

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

Daily Average

LabCorp

40

15

0

12

24

41

26

23

Quest Diagnostics

162

144

84

224

152

210

155

162

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

26

0

20

31

19

19

16

Other Laboratory*

4

0

0

13

2

2

12

5

Total

206

185

84

269

209

272

212

205

* 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 Laboratory

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

29

21

52

90

68

75

168

72

LabCorp

281

302

157

275

511

479

347

336

Quest Diagnostics

176

223

393

613

552

370

316

378

Mako Medical

430

73

5

35

62

115

175

128

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

318

66

19

172

150

55

111

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

47

239

503

297

292

274

n/a**

275

Other Laboratory*

24

32

14

27

39

20

6

23

Total

987

1,208

1,190

1,356

1,696

1,483

1,067

1,284

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

Daily Average

LabCorp

34

12

0

9

20

36

25

19

Quest Diagnostics

149

128

80

207

140

196

145

149

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

26

0

19

25

16

17

15

Other Laboratory*

3

0

0

13

1

2

8

4

Total

186

166

80

248

186

250

195

187

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 26, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

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% being female and 53% 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%) 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,671

Recovered

4,381 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

365 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

925

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

561 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

32

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

114,768

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

18,518

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,558

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

538

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,450

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

676

208

100

76

281

285

280

272

LabCorp

353

329

340

175

332

607

575

387

Quest Diagnostics

533

202

282

554

1037

666

210

498

Mako Medical

947

682

375

68

446

359

670

507

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

167

0

634

66

21

197

168

179

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

51

47

239

503

297

292

n/a**

238

Other Laboratory*

3

26

35

14

33

43

20

25

Total

2,730

1,494

2,005

1,456

2,447

2,449

1,923

2,072

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

Daily Average

LabCorp

42

40

15

0

12

24

41

25

Quest Diagnostics

213

162

144

84

224

152

210

170

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

24

0

26

0

20

31

19

17

Other Laboratory*

14

4

0

0

13

2

2

5

Total

293

206

185

84

269

209

272

217

* 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 Laboratory

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

269

29

21

52

90

68

75

86

LabCorp

302

281

302

157

275

511

479

330

Quest Diagnostics

422

176

223

393

613

552

370

393

Mako Medical

108

430

73

5

35

62

115

118

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

83

0

318

66

19

172

150

115

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

51

47

239

503

297

292

n/a**

238

Other Laboratory*

2

24

32

14

27

39

20

23

Total

1,237

987

1,208

1,190

1,356

1,696

1,209

1,269

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

Daily Average

LabCorp

36

34

12

0

9

20

36

21

Quest Diagnostics

195

149

128

80

207

140

196

156

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

22

0

26

0

19

25

16

15

Other Laboratory*

23

3

0

0

13

1

2

6

Total

276

186

166

80

248

186

250

199

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 25, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, DHHS announced 40 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,638 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (7), Grafton (3), Strafford (2), Sullivan (2), Carroll (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (1).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 560 (10%) of 5,638 cases. Ten 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 ten additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 25, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,638

Recovered

4,370 (78%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

357 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

911

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

560 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

47

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

113,266

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

18,268

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,479

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

250

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,425

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 6/25/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center Genesis

34

24

0

0

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

62

27

5

17

Birch Hill

38

27

0

15

Courville Manchester

15

14

1

6

Crestwood Center Milford

54

28

0

15

Greenbriar Nashua

82

35

3

23

Hillsborough County Nursing Home

149

53

0

26

Holy Cross Manchester

19

18

0

1

Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester

38

16

0

5

Salemhaven

46

15

0

10

Villa Crest Manchester

54

45

1

15

 

Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Deaths

       

All American Assisted Living Londonderry (closed 6/9/2020)

15

16

2

Aurora Assisted Living Derry (closed 6/6/2020)

38

17

10

Bedford Falls (closed 6/6/2020)

40

21

11

Bellamy Fields Dover (closed 5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (closed 5/29/2020

0

8

0

Community Bridges Belmont (closed 6/9/2020)

2

7

0

Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (5/18/2020)

16

4

0

Crotched Mountain (4/20/2020)

3

12

1

Easterseals - Manchester (5/16/2020)

45

70

0

Greystone Farm at Salem

9

3

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (6/5/2020)

56

16

16

Hanover Hill Manchester (5/26/2020)

79

60

25

Huntington Nashua (5/8/2020)

23

19

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (4/21/2020)

2

6

1

Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow (6/10/2020)

3

6

0

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin (6/18/2020)

49

2

9

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)

87

29

21

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

615

676

208

100

76

281

285

320

LabCorp

469

353

329

340

175

332

607

372

Quest Diagnostics

652

533

202

282

554

1037

666

561

Mako Medical

224

947

682

375

68

446

359

443

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

304

167

0

634

66

21

197

198

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

318

51

47

239

503

297

n/a**

243

Other Laboratory*

13

3

26

35

14

33

42

24

Total

2,595

2,730

1,494

2,005

1,456

2,447

2,156

2,126

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

Daily Average

LabCorp

50

42

40

15

0

12

24

26

Quest Diagnostics

235

213

162

144

84

224

152

173

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

15

24

0

26

0

20

31

17

Other Laboratory*

6

14

4

0

0

13

2

6

Total

306

293

206

185

84

269

209

222

* 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 Laboratory

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

422

269

29

21

52

90

68

136

LabCorp

413

302

281

302

157

275

511

320

Quest Diagnostics

489

422

176

223

393

613

552

410

Mako Medical

66

108

430

73

5

35

62

111

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

151

83

0

318

66

19

172

116

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

318

51

47

239

503

297

n/a**

243

Other Laboratory*

71

2

24

32

14

27

38

30

Total

1,930

1,237

987

1,208

1,190

1,356

1,403

1,330

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

6/24

Daily Average

LabCorp

38

36

34

12

0

9

20

21

Quest Diagnostics

219

195

149

128

80

207

140

160

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

15

22

0

26

0

19

25

15

Other Laboratory*

6

23

3

0

0

13

1

7

Total

278

276

186

166

80

248

186

203

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 24, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Concord, NH –  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,598 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 70% being female and 30% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), Grafton (1), Rockingham (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 558 (10%) of 5,598 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 also announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,598

Recovered

4,358 (78%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

347 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

893

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

558 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

49

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

111,566

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

18,082

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,386

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

155

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,400

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

778

615

676

208

100

76

281

391

LabCorp

439

469

353

329

340

175

332

348

Quest Diagnostics

875

652

533

202

282

554

1037

591

Mako Medical

n/a

224

947

682

375

68

446

457

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

335

304

167

0

634

66

21

218

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

230

318

51

47

239

503

n/a**

231

Other Laboratory*

30

13

3

26

35

14

33

22

Total

2,687

2,595

2,730

1,494

2,005

1,456

2,150

2,160

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

Daily Average

LabCorp

42

50

42

40

15

0

12

29

Quest Diagnostics

239

235

213

162

144

84

224

186

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

19

15

24

0

26

0

20

15

Other Laboratory*

10

6

14

4

0

0

13

7

Total

310

306

293

206

185

84

269

236

* 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 Laboratory

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

219

422

269

29

21

52

90

157

LabCorp

382

413

302

281

302

157

275

302

Quest Diagnostics

675

489

422

176

223

393

613

427

Mako Medical

n/a

66

108

430

73

5

35

120

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

166

151

83

0

318

66

19

115

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

230

318

51

47

239

503

n/a**

231

Other Laboratory*

28

71

2

24

32

14

27

28

Total

1,700

1,930

1,237

987

1,208

1,190

1,059

1,330

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

6/23

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

38

36

34

12

0

9

19

Quest Diagnostics

224

219

195

149

128

80

207

172

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

18

15

22

0

26

0

19

14

Other Laboratory*

6

6

23

3

0

0

13

7

Total

249

278

276

186

166

80

248

212

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 23, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, DHHS announced 15 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,571 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Rockingham (4), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (2).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 558 (10%) of 5,571 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 23, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,571

Recovered

4,316 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

343 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

912

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

558 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

51

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

110,053

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

17,902

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,334

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

281

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,375

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

304

778

615

676

208

100

76

394

LabCorp

312

439

469

353

329

340

175

345

Quest Diagnostics

442

875

652

533

202

282

554

506

Mako Medical

660

n/a

224

947

682

375

68

493

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

238

335

304

167

0

634

66

249

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

270

230

318

51

47

239

n/a**

193

Other Laboratory*

30

30

13

3

26

35

14

22

Total

2,256

2,687

2,595

2,730

1,494

2,005

953

2,103

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

42

50

42

40

15

0

27

Quest Diagnostics

286

239

235

213

162

144

84

195

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

25

19

15

24

0

26

0

16

Other Laboratory*

24

10

6

14

4

0

0

8

Total

337

310

306

293

206

185

84

246

* 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 Laboratory

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

148

219

422

269

29

21

52

166

LabCorp

271

382

413

302

281

302

157

301

Quest Diagnostics

313

675

489

422

176

223

393

384

Mako Medical

660

n/a

66

108

430

73

5

224

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

118

166

151

83

0

318

66

129

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

270

230

318

51

47

239

n/a**

193

Other Laboratory*

24

28

71

2

24

32

14

28

Total

1,804

1,700

1,930

1,237

987

1,208

687

1,365

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

6/22

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

1

38

36

34

12

0

18

Quest Diagnostics

269

224

219

195

149

128

80

181

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

23

18

15

22

0

26

0

15

Other Laboratory*

20

6

6

23

3

0

0

8

Total

314

249

278

276

186

166

80

221

* 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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FDA warns of toxic chemical in certain hand sanitizers
Monday, June 22, 2020

FDA warns of toxic chemical in certain hand sanitizers. June 19, 2020 (FDA). The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico because it could contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The FDA tested samples of Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ. Lavar Gel contains 81% methanol and CleanCare No Germ contains 28% methanol. Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used, the FDA says. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. If you have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol, you should seek immediate treatment, which is critical in an attempt to reverse the toxic effects of methanol poisoning. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, June 22, 2020, DHHS announced 15 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,558 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 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Rockingham (3), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 558 (10%) of 5,558 cases. One 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 is adding new testing data to the daily update to incorporate results from the serial surveillance testing program at long-term care facilities, which began last week. Previously, the data reflected the number of unique individuals tested. The new data reflects the total number of tests run each day, including repeat testing for individuals. As a result of creating and conducting quality assurance on the separate data sets, the newly-extracted data has led to revisions in the number of person-based test results. The data below represents data on individuals tested and total test volume as of June 22 at 9:00 am.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,558

Recovered

4,290 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

339 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

929

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

558 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

54

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

108,158

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

17,822

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,269

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

67

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,300

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

479

304

778

615

676

208

100

451

LabCorp

254

275

385

421

304

283

303

318

Quest Diagnostics

549

420

797

567

433

172

224

452

Mako Medical

n/a

660

n/a

48

123

184

75

218

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

88

238

335

304

167

0

634

252

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

365

270

230

318

51

47

n/a**

214

Other Laboratory*

43

24

28

53

2

24

80

36

Total

1,778

2,191

2,553

2,326

1,756

918

1,416

1,848

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

2

39

43

37

38

14

25

Quest Diagnostics

210

271

237

221

197

149

128

202

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

24

18

15

22

0

26

15

Other Laboratory*

2

20

6

5

23

3

0

8

Total

214

317

300

284

279

190

168

250

* 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 Laboratory

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

188

148

219

422

269

29

21

185

LabCorp

249

271

380

415

302

281

302

314

Quest Diagnostics

541

419

793

567

433

172

223

450

Mako Medical

n/a

660

n/a

30

108

184

73

211

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

43

118

166

151

83

0

318

126

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

365

270

230

318

51

47

n/a**

213

Other Laboratory*

41

24

28

12

2

24

32

23

Total

1,427

1,910

1,816

1,915

1,248

737

969

1,432

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

6/21

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

2

37

41

36

34

12

23

Quest Diagnostics

210

271

227

221

197

149

128

200

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

24

18

15

22

0

26

15

Other Laboratory*

2

20

6

5

23

3

0

8

Total

214

317

288

282

278

186

166

247

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 21, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,544 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (7), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Carroll (1), and Strafford (1) Counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 553 (10%) of 5,544 cases. Five 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 21, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,544

Recovered

4,275 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

339 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

930

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

553 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

55

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

108,862

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

17,588

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,258

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

150

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,450

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

101

188

148

219

422

269

29

197

LabCorp

337

249

271

382

413

302

281

319

Quest Diagnostics

695

501

313

675

489

422

176

467

Mako Medical

n/a

n/a

660

n/a

66

108

430

316

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

315

43

118

166

151

83

0

125

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

191

365

270

230

318

51

n/a**

238

Other Laboratory*

10

41

24

28

71

2

24

29

Total

1,649

1,387

1,804

1,700

1,930

1,237

940

1,521

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

6/20

Daily Average

LabCorp

34

0

2

1

38

36

34

21

Quest Diagnostics

75

203

269

224

219

195

149

191

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

0

23

18

15

22

0

11

Other Laboratory*

0

2

20

6

6

23

3

9

Total

112

205

314

249

278

276

186

231

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 20, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, DHHS announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,518 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 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (23), Merrimack (3), Rockingham (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (1).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 551 (10%) of 5,518 cases. One 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 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 20, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,518

Recovered

4,244 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

339 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

935

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

551 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

55

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

105,885

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

17,402

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,232

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

121

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,450

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

286

101

188

148

219

422

269

233

LabCorp

290

337

249

271

382

413

302

321

Quest Diagnostics

501

695

501

313

675

489

422

514

Mako Medical

n/a

n/a

n/a

660

n/a

66

108

278

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

354

315

43

118

166

151

83

176

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

8

191

365

270

230

318

n/a**

230

Other Laboratory*

3

10

41

24

28

71

2

26

Total

1,442

1,649

1,387

1,804

1,700

1,930

1,186

1,585

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

6/19

Daily Average

LabCorp

31

34

0

2

1

38

36

20

Quest Diagnostics

256

75

203

269

224

219

195

206

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

36

3

0

23

18

15

22

17

Other Laboratory*

14

0

2

20

6

6

23

10

Total

337

112

205

314

249

278

276

253

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 19, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, June 19, 2020, DHHS announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,486 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Rockingham (3), Carroll (2), Cheshire (2), Belknap (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (11) and Manchester (8).

Sixteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 549 (10%) of 5,486 cases. Four 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 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,486

Recovered

4,209 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

337 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

940

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

549 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

61

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

105,567

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

17,126

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,221

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

405

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,450

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

97

286

101

188

148

219

422

209

LabCorp

297

290

337

249

271

382

413

320

Quest Diagnostics

845

501

695

501

313

675

489

574

Mako Medical

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

660

n/a

66

363

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

327

354

315

43

118

166

151

211

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

33

8

191

365

270

230

n/a**

183

Other Laboratory*

26

3

10

41

24

28

71

29

Total

1,625

1,442

1,649

1,387

1,804

1,700

1,612

1,603

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

6/18

Daily Average

LabCorp

32

31

34

0

2

1

38

20

Quest Diagnostics

327

256

75

203

269

224

219

225

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

32

36

3

0

23

18

15

18

Other Laboratory*

4

14

0

2

20

6

6

7

Total

395

337

112

205

314

249

278

270

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 18, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, DHHS announced 17 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,450 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 82% being female and 18% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Rockingham (2), Belknap (1), Grafton (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 533 (10%) of 5,450 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 also announced 1 additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,450

Recovered

4,140 (80%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

331 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

979

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

533 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

54

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

103,725

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

16,848

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

31,191

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

978

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,650


1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 6/18/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center Genesis

26

23

0

0

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

53

23

5

12

Birch Hill

38

26

0

15

Courville Manchester

15

14

1

6

Crestwood Center Milford

53

28

0

14

Greenbriar Nashua

76

33

3

19

Hillsborough County Nursing Home

112

43

0

20

Holy Cross Manchester

16

8

0

1

Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester

38

15

0

4

Salemhaven

44

14

0

10

Villa Crest Manchester

54

45

1

14

 

Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Deaths

       

All American Assisted Living Londonderry (closed 6/9/2020)

15

16

2

Aurora Assisted Living Derry (closed 6/6/2020)

38

17

10

Bedford Falls (closed 6/6/2020)

40

21

11

Bellamy Fields Dover (closed 5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (closed 5/29/2020

0

8

0

Community Bridges Belmont (closed 6/9/2020)

2

7

0

Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (5/18/2020)

16

4

0

Crotched Mountain (4/20/2020)

3

12

1

Easterseals - Manchester (5/16/2020)

45

70

0

Greystone Farm at Salem

9

3

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (6/5/2020)

56

16

16

Hanover Hill Manchester (5/26/2020)

79

60

25

Huntington Nashua (5/8/2020)

23

19

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (4/21/2020)

2

6

1

Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow (6/10/2020)

3

6

0

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin (6/18/2020)

49

2

9

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)

87

29

21

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10


Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

316

97

286

101

188

148

219

194

LabCorp

518

297

290

337

249

271

382

335

Quest Diagnostics

838

845

501

695

501

313

675

624

Mako Medical

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

660

n/a

660

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

122

327

354

315

43

117

166

206

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

392

33

8

191

365

270

n/a**

210

Other Laboratory*

6

26

3

10

41

24

28

20

Total

2,192

1,625

1,442

1,649

1,387

1,804

1,470

1,653

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

6/17

Daily Average

LabCorp

21

32

31

34

0

2

1

17

Quest Diagnostics

281

327

256

75

203

269

224

234

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

29

32

36

3

0

23

18

20

Other Laboratory*

21

4

14

0

2

20

6

10

Total

352

395

337

112

205

314

249

281

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 17, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, DHHS announced 73 new positive test results for COVID-19, approximately 75% of which were associated with recurring testing of residents and staff at three long term care facilities experiencing an outbreak. Of the 73 new cases, 19 were not associated with a long term care facility. There have now been 5,436 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 70% being female and 30% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (30), Rockingham (4), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (11).

Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 531 (10%) of 5,436 cases. Four 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 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,436

Recovered

4,104 (75%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

330 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,002

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

531 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

56

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

101,984

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

16,599

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

30,998

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,011

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,650

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

101

316

97

286

101

188

148

177

LabCorp

408

518

297

290

337

249

271

339

Quest Diagnostics

954

838

845

501

695

501

313

664

Mako Medical (LTCF serial surveillance protocol)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

660

660

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

215

122

327

354

315

43

117

213

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

239

392

33

8

191

365

n/a**

205

Other Laboratory*

25

6

26

3

10

41

24

19

Total

1,942

2,192

1,625

1,442

1,649

1,387

1,533

1,681

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

6/16

Daily Average

LabCorp

45

21

32

31

34

0

2

24

Quest Diagnostics

266

281

327

256

75

203

269

240

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

30

29

32

36

3

0

23

22

Other Laboratory*

11

21

4

14

0

2

20

10

Total

352

352

395

337

112

205

314

295

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 16, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

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% being female and 50% 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%) 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. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

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.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

345

101

316

97

286

101

188

205

LabCorp

303

408

518

297

290

337

249

343

Quest Diagnostics

234

954

838

845

501

695

501

653

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

61

215

122

327

354

315

43

205

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

307

239

392

33

8

191

n/a**

195

Other Laboratory*

16

25

6

26

3

10

41

18

Total

1,266

1,942

2,192

1,625

1,442

1,649

1,022

1,591

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

6/15

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

45

21

32

31

34

0

23

Quest Diagnostics

272

266

281

327

256

75

203

240

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

23

30

29

32

36

3

0

22

Other Laboratory*

4

11

21

4

14

0

2

8

Total

300

352

352

395

337

112

205

293

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 15, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, June 15, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,345 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 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Rockingham (4), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (5).

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 519 (10%) of 5,345 cases. Four 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

531

345

101

316

97

286

101

254

LabCorp

109

303

408

518

297

290

337

323

Quest Diagnostics

558

234

954

838

845

501

695

661

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

83

61

215

122

327

354

315

211

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

301

307

239

392

33

8

n/a**

213

Other Laboratory*

10

16

25

6

26

3

10

14

Total

1,592

1,266

1,942

2,192

1,625

1,442

1,458

1,645

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

6/14

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

1

45

21

32

31

34

23

Quest Diagnostics

239

272

266

281

327

256

75

245

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

23

30

29

32

36

3

22

Other Laboratory*

4

4

11

21

4

14

0

8

Total

243

300

352

352

395

337

112

299

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 14, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,318 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (3), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (8). Please note that the previous day’s update reported the number of tests conducted at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) on June 12, rather than the number of persons whose specimens were tested. The PHL testing data has been updated below.

There were no new hospitalized cases identified for a total of 513 (10%) of 5,318 cases. None of the new cases had unidentified risk factors. 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 also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 14, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,318

Recovered

3,987 (75%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

320 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,011

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

513 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

62

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

97,407

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

15,968

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

30,701

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,084

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,675

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

610

531

345

101

316

97

286

327

LabCorp

318

109

303

408

518

297

290

320

Quest Diagnostics

378

558

234

954

838

845

501

615

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

198

83

61

215

122

327

354

194

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

233

301

307

239

392

33

n/a**

251

Other Laboratory*

31

10

16

25

6

26

3

17

Total

1,768

1,592

1,266

1,942

2,192

1,625

1,434

1,688

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

6/13

Daily Average

LabCorp

11

0

1

45

21

32

31

20

Quest Diagnostics

45

239

272

266

281

327

256

241

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

0

23

30

29

32

36

22

Other Laboratory*

6

4

4

11

21

4

14

9

Total

69

243

300

352

352

395

337

293

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, DHHS announced 49 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,299 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 63% being female and 37% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (30), Rockingham (5), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (1). 

Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 513 (10%) of 5,299 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 had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 13, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,299

Recovered

3,905 (74%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

318 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,076

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

513 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

71

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

96,421

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

15,631

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

30,950

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,120

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,775

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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 Laboratory

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

372

610

531

345

101

316

578

408

LabCorp

365

318

109

303

408

518

297

331

Quest Diagnostics

533

378

558

234

954

838

845

620

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

209

198

83

61

215

122

327

174

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

35

233

301

307

239

392

n/a**

251

Other Laboratory*

21

31

10

16

25

6

26

19

Total

1,535

1,768

1,592

1,266

1,942

2,192

2,073

1,767

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

6/12

Daily Average

LabCorp

24

11

0

1

45

21

32

19

Quest Diagnostics

247

45

239

272

266

281

327

240

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

29

7

0

23

30

29

32

21

Other Laboratory*

16

6

4

4

11

21

4

9

Total

316

69

243

300

352

352

395

290

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 12, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, June 12, 2020, DHHS announced 46 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,251 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 63% being female and 37% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (8), Merrimack (4), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), and Belknap (1) Counties and in the cities of Manchester (22) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 503 (10%) of 5,251 cases. This represents a decrease of one hospitalization overall from prior reports due to previously-reported hospitalized cases being removed from New Hampshire case counts after determining they were not New Hampshire residents. Nine 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 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

5,251

Recovered

3,843 (73%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

315 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,093

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

503 (10%)

Current Hospitalizations

76

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2

93,956

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

15,236

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

30,516

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,268

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,825

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory

6/5

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

268

372

610

531

345

101

316

363

LabCorp

381

365

318

109

303

408

518

343

Quest Diagnostics

580

533

378

558

234

954

838

582

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

280

209

198

83

61

215

122

167

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

44

35

233

301

307

239

n/a**

193

Other Laboratory*

20

21

31

10

16

25

6

18

Total

1,573

1,535

1,768

1,592

1,266

1,942

1,800

1,639

Testing Laboratory

6/5

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

6/11

Daily Average

LabCorp

27

24

11

0

1

45

21

18

Quest Diagnostics

253

247

45

239

272

266

281

229

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

24

29

7

0

23

30

29

20

Other Laboratory*

8

16

6

4

4

11

21

10

Total

312

316

69

243

300

352

352

278

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 11, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,209 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Rockingham (7), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (1). 

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 504 (10%) of 5,209 cases. One 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 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 6/11/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center Genesis

9

11

0

0

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

45

21

0

10

Birch Hill

35

25

0

14

Courville Manchester

14

14

1

6

Crestwood Center Milford

54

25

0

14

Greenbriar Nashua

69

27

1

12

Greystone Farm at Salem

9

3

1

0

Hillsborough County Nursing Home

112

43

0

14

Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester

38

14

0

4

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin

49

21

2

9

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford

64

22

3

23

Salemhaven

43

14

0

10

Villa Crest Manchester

54

42

1

11

 

Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Deaths

       

All American Assisted Living Londonderry (closed 6/9/2020)

15

16

2

Aurora Assisted Living Derry (closed 6/6/2020)

38

17

10

Bedford Falls (closed 6/6/2020)

40

21

11

Bellamy Fields Dover (closed 5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (closed 5/29/2020

0

8

0

Community Bridges Belmont (closed 6/9/2020)

2

7

0

Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (5/18/2020)

16

4

0

Crotched Mountain (4/20/2020)

3

12

1

Easterseals - Manchester (5/16/2020)

45

70

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (6/5/2020)

56

16

16

Hanover Hill Manchester (5/26/2020)

79

60

25

Huntington Nashua (5/8/2020)

23

19

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (4/21/2020)

2

6

1

Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow (6/10/2020)

3

6

0

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)

87

29

21

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10


Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/4

6/5

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

782

268

372

610

531

345

101

430

LabCorp

346

381

365

318

109

303

408

319

Quest Diagnostics

665

580

533

378

558

234

954

557

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

411

280

209

198

83

61

215

208

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

311

44

35

233

301

307

n/a**

205

Other Laboratory*

24

20

21

31

10

16

25

21

Total

2,539

1,573

1,535

1,768

1,592

1,266

1,703

1,711

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

6/4

6/5

6/6

6/7

6/8

6/9

6/10

Daily Average

LabCorp

30

27

24

11

0

1

45

20

Quest Diagnostics

294

253

247

45

239

272

266

231

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

16

24

29

7

0

23

30

18

Other Laboratory*

8

8

16

6

4

4

11

8

Total

348

312

316

69

243

300

352

277

* 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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Updated June 10, 2020: DHHS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, DHHS announced 54 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,178 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 72% being female and 28% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Merrimack (4), Rockingham (4), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (4). 

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 500 (10%) of 5,178 cases. Two of the new cases have 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 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

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** Not available at the time of this report.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 9, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,132 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (7), Merrimack (5), Carroll (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (6). 

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 496 (10%) of 5,132 cases. Three of the new cases have 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.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 8, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

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% 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

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 7, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, DHHS announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,043 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there are six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Rockingham (2), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (2). 

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 489 (10%) of 5,043 cases. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 6, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, DHHS announced 74 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 5,019 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 61% being female and 39% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Rockingham (20), Merrimack (4), Grafton (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.  

Eleven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 487 (10%) of 5,019 cases. Four of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 5, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, June 5, 2020, DHHS announced 80 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,953 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Merrimack (10), Rockingham (10), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (14). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 476 (10%) of 4,953 cases. Seven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 5/29/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

All American Assisted Living Londonderry

15

16

1

2

Aurora Assisted Living Derry

38

17

0

10

Bedford Falls

40

21

0

11

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

32

8

5

3

Birch Hill

34

23

0

13

Community Bridges Belmont

2

7

0

0

Courville Manchester

13

10

0

6

Crestwood Center Milford

52

25

0

14

Greenbriar Nashua

64

20

4

6

Greystone Farm at Salem

9

4

1

0

Hillsborough County Nursing Home

90

32

1

12

Kimi Nichols Center Plaistow

3

6

0

0

Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Manchester

39

12

1

3

Mountain Ridge Genesis Franklin

49

21

2

9

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford

64

21

3

20

Salemhaven

42

14

0

9

Villa Crest Manchester

51

41

1

8

Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Deaths

       

Bellamy Fields Dover (closed 5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Clipper Harbor Genesis Portsmouth (closed 5/29/2020)

0

8

0

Community Resources for Justice Transitional Housing Manchester (closed 5/18/2020)

16

4

0

Crotched Mountain (closed 4/20/2020)

3

12

1

Easterseals - Manchester (closed 5/16/2020)

45

70

0

Hackett Hill Genesis Manchester (closed 6/5/2020)

56

16

16

Hanover Hill Manchester (5/29/2020)

79

60

25

Huntington Nashua (closed 5/8/2020)

23

19

7

Institute for Professional Practice, Inc (closed 4/21/2020)

2

6

1

Pleasant Valley Derry (closed 5/27/2020)

87

29

21

Salem Woods (closed 5/18/2020)

23

26

10

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 4, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,876 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (18), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (6), Strafford (4), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.  

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 472 (10%) of 4,876 cases. Ten of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 3, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, DHHS announced 47 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,795 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 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Strafford (2), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 468 (10%) of 4,795 cases. Four of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 2, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, DHHS announced 65 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,749 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Rockingham (7), Merrimack (6), Belknap (3), and Strafford (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.  

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 462 (10%) of 4,749 cases. Eleven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - June 1, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, DHHS announced 39 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,685 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 69% being female and 31% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (4), Carroll (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (6). 

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 456 (10%) of 4,685 cases. One of the new cases has 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 31, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, DHHS announced 106 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,651 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (42), Rockingham (13), Merrimack (2), Belknap (1), Grafton (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (16). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.  

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 451(10%) of 4,651 cases. One of the new cases has 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, DHHS announced 55 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,545 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 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Merrimack (7), Rockingham (7), Belknap (2), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 449 (10%) of 4,545 cases. Seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 29, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 29, 2020, DHHS announced 107 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,492 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 74% being female and 26% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Rockingham (7), Strafford (4), Sullivan (2), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (40) and Manchester (32). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 440 (10%) of 4,492 cases. Eleven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has announced six additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

The DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard launched earlier today on NH.gov/COVID19. Some of the items normally included in the daily update, such as the case maps, can be accessed on the Dashboard.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Launches New COVID-19 Dashboard to Help Public Track Impact of Coronavirus in NH
Friday, May 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a new COVID-19 Dashboard to help residents and stakeholders track the impact of the coronavirus on our communities. The DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated daily to display data on COVID-19 cases, related hospitalizations and deaths, and additional demographic detail and county of residence.

"The COVID-19 Dashboard is a great opportunity to provide our residents with data about the COVID-19 emergency in New Hampshire,” said DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “It is easy to access and navigate, and the presentation of the data provides our residents with meaningful information about the spread of the virus in their communities. My gratitude to the public health and information services staff who created the Dashboard."

The goal of the COVID-19 Dashboard project is to make COVID-19 data as easy to access as possible. Residents in all counties have had to make significant sacrifices due to the presence of the coronavirus. DHHS build the Dashboard to ensure our residents can quickly find out the most current information about the impact of COVID-19 in our communities and throughout New Hampshire.

The COVID-19 Dashboard will replace the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, so residents will have access to the weekly report’s data on a daily basis instead of weekly. The data can be viewed on all types of devices, including computer, tablet and smart phone.

The COVID-19 Dashboard can be found on the DHHS COVID-19 website at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/summary.htm

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, DHHS announced 101 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,386 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 71% being female and 29% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (4), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (42) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 438 (10%) of 4,386 cases. Eleven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced nine additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

* 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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Tune in and turn UP for NCHC's 3rd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference, June 3rd
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

On June 3rd, the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) will be hosting the 3rd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference. A departure from its usual hotel venue, this year UP will be streamed live— from 3:30pm – 5:30pm by Phlume Media— to audience members in their homes, or wherever students tune into the virtual conference, from computer or smart device.

This year’s UP Conference was adapted to a livestream rather than cancelled. The consensus was to keep UP the tradition of students showing UP, speaking UP, and standing UP for things that matter, like taking care of their mental health and that of their peers, which is an underlying focus of the UP message.

The 3rd Annual UP lineup is headlined by award-winning global speaker, Kevin Hines, who will tell his inspiring story of surviving a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The audience will also get an opportunity to engage in a Question and Answer session with Kevin.

Other features of the virtual UP Conference include facilitation by local students from Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA) groups, a surprise guest speaker, shoutouts from past UP presenters, sponsors, and returning student attendees, as well as helpful resources that students can turn to for mental health support.

Families are encouraged to tune in together, free of charge, for the virtual UP Granite Youth Conference on June 3rd from 3:30 – 5:30 pm by going online to: http://stream.phlume.com/up2020/. The live stream of UP can also be accessed on Phlume Media’s Instagram page. 

Funding for this event was provided in part by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services and from generous sponsors, including the Black Crow Project.

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving Northern New Hampshire. To learn more about the annual UP Granite Youth Conference and how to get involved, contact NCHC’s Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Greg Williams: gwilliams@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-4797. For more information about NCHC, visit NCHCNH.org.

The 3rd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference is changing with the times, moving from an in-person conference to a free Livestream event online this year. Tune in on Wednesday, June 3rd from 3:30-5:30 pm at  http://stream.phlume.com/up2020/ or Phlume Media’s Instagram Page.  For more information, check out the North Country Health Consortium’s website: NCHCNH.org.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,286 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 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (12), Merrimack (3), Grafton (3), Strafford (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.  

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 426 (10%) of 4,286 cases. Six of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced nine additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

     

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19.

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NCHC's Spring 2020 newsletter is now available
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of NCHC's newsletter is now available.  Click the link or image to access the copy: 

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,231 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 cases were adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (4).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 421 (10%) of 4,231 cases. Three of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the families and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

     

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, May 25, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,197 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Rockingham (7), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (3).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 420 (10%) of 4,197 cases. Four of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in a female resident of Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age and older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire



NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 24, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, DHHS announced 63 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,149 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 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Merrimack (8), Rockingham (8), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) Counties and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (2). 

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 419 (10%) of 4,149 cases. Four of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in a female resident of Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age and older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 23, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,089 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (18), Merrimack (6), and Strafford (4), Belknap (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (25) and Nashua (2). 

Eleven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 419 (10%) of 4,089 cases. Thirteen of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 22, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 22, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,014 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 65% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (8), Strafford (5), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 408 (10%) of 4,014 cases. Seven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 21, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, DHHS announced 67 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,935 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Merrimack (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Eight new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 393 (10%) of 3,935 cases. Six of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced nine additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

DHHS has also issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 18, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-weekly-report-05182020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

* 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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 20, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, DHHS announced 149 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,868 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 36% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (21), Merrimack (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (70) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 385 (10%) of 3,868 cases. Three of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced eight additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NCHC unveils AskPETRA.org, website connects Northern NH residents to substance use disorder resources
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

On June 1st, the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) will unveil AskPETRA.org, a website to connect Northern NH residents touched by substance use disorder to local resources.

Funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the website was designed to provide information on Prevention, Education, Treatment, Recovery, and Assistance (PETRA), and will help North Country communities address needs around the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) crisis. 

Information on the AskPETRA.org website spans a broad range of topics, including treatment and recovery options, connections to daily basic needs, prevention programing in schools, professional trainings, and resources for providers to share with their patients.  

"We all have a role to play in curbing Substance Use Disorder in our communities," said Becky McEnany, Interim CEO of NCHC. “The AskPETRA website was created to provide access to resources for individuals and professionals, ensuring that anyone looking for help can receive it."

The website will run in conjunction with NCHC’s recently launched AskPETRA helpline. While the website gives 24/7 access to these resources, the helpline provides an added level of support by connecting callers to trained Community Health Workers/Recovery Coaches who can provide additional guidance and support to navigate available resources. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am -4:30 pm, the helpline can be reached by phone: (603)259-1729 or email: AskPETRA@NCHCNH.org. During off hours, callers can leave a message and a Community Health Worker will respond during regular operating hours.  

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving Northern New Hampshire. Checkout the new AskPETRA website at AskPETRA.org. For more information about AskPETRA, contact the Program Manager, Annette Carbonneau: AskPETRA@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x221. Learn more about NCHC by visiting NCHCNH.org.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 19, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, DHHS announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,721 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (20), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (4), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 383 (10%) of 3,721 cases. Six of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced ten additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 18, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, May 18, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,652 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. 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 45% being female and 55% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Rockingham (9), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for 24 new cases.

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 368 (10%) of 3,652 cases. Three of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 17, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,596 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. 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 37% being female and 63% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Carroll (3), Belknap (2), Strafford (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 359 (10%) of 3,596 cases. Seven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in an adult female from Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 16, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, DHHS announced 98 new cases of COVID-19. There have now been 3,556 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 66% being female and 34% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Strafford (10), Merrimack (6), Carroll (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 347 (10%) of 3,556 cases. Eight of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 15, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 15, 2020, DHHS announced 88 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,464 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Merrimack (10), Strafford (3), Coos (2), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (6).

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 335 (10%) of 3,464 cases. Eleven of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

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.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 14, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, DHHS announced 84 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,382 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Strafford (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Merrimack (5), Belknap (2), Carroll (2), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 330 (10%) of 3,382 cases. Six of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in a female resident of Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age and older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Please note that today’s update includes data on antibody tests as well as active COVID-19 tests (PCR tests). Also included is a chart of antibody tests that have been conducted each day. Tomorrow’s update will include separate data sets for antibody tests and PCR tests.

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 11, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05112020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, DHHS announced 63 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,299 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. More than 1,900 COVID-19 tests were reported to DHHS on May 12, the highest one-day total to be reported to date.

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 seven individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Rockingham (11), Merrimack (6), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (9). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Seven new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 326 (10%) of 3,299 cases. Three of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 12, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,239 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (28), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (9). 

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 319 (10%) of 3,239 cases. Five of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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Monday, May 11, 2020

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 11, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, DHHS announced 89 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,160 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 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (25), Rockingham (16), Merrimack (6), Grafton (2) and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (30) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases. 

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 318 (10%) of 3,160 cases. Four of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 10, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, DHHS announced 61 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,071 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 62% being female and 38% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (7), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Two new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 315 (10%) of 3,071 cases. One of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 9, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, DHHS announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,011 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 five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Merrimack (8), Strafford (8), Belknap (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 313 (10%) of 3,011 cases. Two of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 8, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 8, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,947 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 six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (19), Rockingham (16), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (29) and Nashua (19). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.  

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 309 (10%) of 2,947 cases. Eight of the new cases have 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 travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

   

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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Available options for COVID-19 testing
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Residents with COVID-19 symptoms, with underlying health conditions, over the age of 60, or who are healthcare workers can request a test through the following options:

NH DHHS Launches Online Registration for COVID-19 Testing, Over 2000 Tests Requested in 24 Hours
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Concord, NH – In 24 hours after Governor Chris Sununu and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced the State of New Hampshire’s new online COVID-19 Testing Registration portal, more than 2,200 residents submitted a request to be tested for COVID-19.

All requests to be tested today have been accommodated.

Residents with COVID-19 symptoms, with underlying health conditions, over the age of 60, or who are healthcare workers can now request a test in three convenient ways: through a healthcare provider, by requesting an appointment through the COVID-19 Testing Registration portal, or by calling the COVID-19 Coordinating Office at 603-271-5980. The COVID-19 Testing Registration portal is key to the State’s ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing by ensuring qualifying residents can schedule a test without a referral from a medical provider.

“We are ramping up our capabilities and rapidly expanding access to testing,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This is one of our top priorities, and we are making huge strides every day.”

“We created the COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Program to expand testing statewide, and the online registration portal will make it easier than ever for residents to be tested,” said Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “Our goal is to ensure that COVID-19 testing remains easy and accessible for everyone, so anyone who needs a test will get one.”

The Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program includes drive-through testing at six fixed testing locations open 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a mobile testing team. The fixed drive through testing locations are in Claremont, Lancaster, Milton, Plymouth, Tamworth and Rochester. Requests for testing are processed by the COVID-19 Coordinating Office. Due to the heavy volume of requests, the COVID-19 Coordinating Office anticipates requests for a testing appointment will be scheduled within 24 hours.

In addition to the COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Program, DHHS has created several pathways to remove barriers to COVID-19 testing, including testing through the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) for individuals who cannot access a fixed site; partnership with ConvenientMD to provide telehealth screenings and testing for individuals regardless of insurance status; and testing through primary care providers, hospitals, healthcare systems, and municipal health departments. 

For more information on the State’s response to the COVID-19 emergency, please visit: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 7, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, DHHS announced 104 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,843 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 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Merrimack (7), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (28) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new case.  

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 308 (11%) of 2,843 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 4, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05042020.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

       

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes 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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 6, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, DHHS announced 108 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,740 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 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (27), Rockingham (18), Merrimack (7), Strafford (5), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (34) and Nashua (10). The county of residence is being determined for six new case.  

Twelve new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 307 (11%) of 2,740 cases. Eleven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 19 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

The following list of institutional outbreaks is updated to incorporate the deaths announced today:

DHHS is also clarifying the number of long-term skilled nursing care residents in the State. There are 7,500 nursing home beds in NH and approximately 6,400 residents.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

     

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 5, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,636 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The number of tests reported today is lower due to specimens collected during Saturday or Sunday, when healthcare providers typically see fewer patients. 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 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5) Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (16) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 295 (11%) of 2,636 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 4, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, DHHS announced 72 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,588 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 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Merrimack (5), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1) and counties, and in the cities of Manchester (22) and Nashua (10). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.  

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 286 (11%) of 2,588 cases. Six of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 3, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, DHHS announced 90 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,518 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 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (32), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Strafford (6), Merrimack (3), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.  

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 282 (11%) of 2,518 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 2, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, DHHS announced 121 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,429 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 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (50), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Merrimack (6), Strafford (4), Grafton (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (27) and Nashua (9). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases.  

DHHS also announced that more than 1,500 individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Friday, May 1, the State’s highest one-day total.

Seven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 277 (11%) of 2,429 cases. Ten of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - May 1, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, DHHS announced 164 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,310 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 66% being female and 34% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (87), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Merrimack (8), Strafford (4), Belknap (3), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (26) and Nashua (13).  The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.

Eight new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 270 (12%) of 2,310 cases. Four of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 30, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.On Thursday, April 30, 2020, DHHS announced 96 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,146 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 67% being female and 33% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (32), Rockingham (23), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (18), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 262 (12%) of 2,146 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS provides notice regarding available COVID-19 testing clinics in the State
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Starting Wednesday, April 29th, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS), in partnership with the New Hampshire National Guard, will offer COVID-19 testing clinics through fixed and mobile sites across the State.   DHHS will be offering testing from 8 hours per day, 7 days a week at fixed sites in the following cities/towns for the next few weeks:

Additionally, on Friday, May 1st DHHS will offer a one-day mobile testing clinic from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College located at 379 Belmont Rd, Laconia, NH 03246.  Each subsequent day, a different mobile test site will be offered in one of the ten counties.  As these locations are finalized, details will be disseminated. 

Residents who are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider to request a test.  The healthcare provider will submit an order to DHHS, and residents will receive a call by the Covid19 Coordinating Office to schedule a test at a time and location most convenient to them.  Residents who do not have a healthcare provider and/or are uninsured should call 2-1-1 for assistance in scheduling a test.  Also, arrangements will be made for those residents with barriers to accessing a fixed or mobile testing site.

Testing continues to be available as well through primary care offices, hospitals, healthcare systems, municipal health departments and ConvenientMD Urgent Centers.

 

NH DHHS Announces New Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established five new testing locations and a mobile testing team to increase COVID-19 testing in New Hampshire. The goal of the DHHS Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program is to increase availability of testing throughout the State to ensure that any resident who is experiencing a symptom or symptoms of COVID-19 will get tested. The locations will be operational on Wednesday, April 29, for any resident with an order by a healthcare provider.

“COVID-19 testing thus far has focused on where community transmission is most frequent and on high-risk individuals such as the elderly, people with underlying health conditions, healthcare providers and first responders,” said DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “As efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus have been primarily focused in the southern tier of the state, the Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program will expand testing to all corners of the State and to any resident experiencing symptoms. The program will also allow us to track containment of the disease to inform plans to re-open regions of the State.”

The Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program will feature fixed drive through testing locations in Claremont, Lancaster, Plymouth, Tamworth and Rochester. Testing will be made available to any resident whose provider requests it. Residents should contact their primary care provider to get started. The sites will be open 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, and staffed by the National Guard and Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) personnel. A mobile testing team also will be deployed daily to rotate between counties to further increase access to testing for essential businesses, targeted communities, and other emerging areas of need.

Healthcare providers will be able to order COVID-19 tests for their patients and send their patients’ laboratory testing orders to DHHS, which will coordinate specimen collection with those patients at one of the testing sites with scheduled appointments. Test results will be returned to the ordering healthcare provider. DHHS will be issuing guidance to healthcare providers about how they can order COVID-19 testing for their patients through one of these new testing centers. Residents experiencing symptoms who currently do not have a healthcare provider should call 2-1-1 to arrange testing.

Additionally, any resident who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have barriers to accessing one of the five sites may access testing through the Visiting Nurses Association

(VNA). VNA clinical staff routinely assist patients in their homes and will arrange specimen collection with the resident and transport via courier to a testing laboratory.

DHHS has also partnered with ConvenientMD to provide telehealth screening and COVID-19 testing for individuals regardless of insurance status, and two mobile teams deployed to test staff at long-term care facilities in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. Residents who are uninsured can contact 2-1-1 for more information about telehealth and testing services available through ConvenientMD.

In addition to the new Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Program, COVID-19 testing efforts are being conducted by primary care providers, hospitals, healthcare systems, and municipal health departments. MMRS also continues to deploy at locations throughout the State based on the Division of Public Health Services’ (DPHS) case investigations, cluster outbreaks, and residential facilities’ needs.

For more information on the State’s response to the COVID-19 emergency, please visit: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/ or call 2-1-1.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 29, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,054 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Rockingham (7), Strafford (3), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 2 new cases.  

Ten new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 259 (13%) of 2,054 cases. Eight of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of April 27 is available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04272020.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 28, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, DHHS announced 82 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 2,010 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 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (23), Merrimack (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Cheshire (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for 3 new cases. 

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 249 (12%) of 2,010 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 27, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, DHHS announced 75 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,938 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 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (25), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Belknap (4), Merrimack (2), Cheshire (2), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for 6 new cases.  

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 246 (13%) of 1, 938 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 26, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,864 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 68% being female and 32% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (24), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Strafford (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases. 

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 242 (13%) of 1,864 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

    

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 25, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, DHHS announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,787 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Merrimack (8), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1), counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases. 

Fourteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 238 (13%) of 1, 787 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced seven additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

    

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Appoints State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee to Inform Clinical Care Guidelines during COVID-19
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced appointments to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC). DHHS recently issued the NH Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) Plan, which called for the formation of the SDMAC to establish CSC Clinical Guidelines prior to a crisis period to prevent unnecessary negative outcomes.

The statewide CSC Clinical Guidelines will establish recommendations for the triage of critical health care resources and ensure that fair, respectful, effective and efficient care is provided if the COVID-19 pandemic results in patient needs that exceed hospitals’ available resources. The CSC Plan also calls for the SDMAC to identify a team of interdisciplinary subject matter experts to form a State Triage Committee (STC).

The SDMAC consists of representatives from key stakeholders such as State agency officials, legal and medical experts, risk management professionals, community representatives, ethicists, and leaders from health and medical stakeholders and associations. The authority to activate the CSC Plan by DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette was granted under Emergency Order #33 by Governor Chris Sununu. The SDMAC will provide guidance to health care facilities and make recommendations to Governor Sununu during the crisis period.

The SDMAC roster is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/sdmac-roster.pdf.

Emergency Order #33: Activation of the New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan.

The New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/documents/nh-csc-plan.pdf.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 24, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, April 24, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,720 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 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (15), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Strafford (3), Merrimack (2), Belknap (2), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (15) and Nashua (5).

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 224 (13%) of 1,720 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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Public Assistance, FAQ's and Eligible Applicants
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Due to the Major Disaster Declaration in New Hampshire on April 3rd, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened Public Assistance grant funds to the State to provide reimbursement for eligible costs incurred during the response of and recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Eligible entities for Public Assistance include: local governments, school districts, state agencies, local public authorities, private non-profits that provide a critical service (education, utility, emergency, or medical services), and select private non-profits that provide a non-critical, but essential service that is available to the general public.

Learn more: 

If your community/organization has incurred costs due to emergency protective measures taken in response to COVID-19, they may be eligible for cost reimbursement under the Public Assistance Program. If your community/organization is interested in applying for disaster assistance, please attend one of the virtual Applicant Briefings listed below. The briefing will discuss application procedures, administrative requirements, funding, and program eligibility criteria for the FEMA Public Assistance Program for the COVID-19 disaster. It is imperative that a staff person, such as the Emergency Management Director and/or Finance Director of your community/organization, attend one of these briefings to apply for federal assistance and facilitate the application process. Please try to attend a session that best represents your organization. If you are unable to do so, please choose a session that fits your schedule.

Pre-registration is required for all applicant briefings. Click the registration link below of your preferred time to register. Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to an online webinar. Please be sure to check your junk mail for this confirmation.

 

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Recordings of these briefings will be made available online on the HSEM Resource Center: Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program Page.

If you have any questions and/or you are unable to make a briefing, please contact your assigned HSEM Field Representative (local governments) or the HSEM Public Assistance Staff at NHPA@dos.nh.gov (all other applicants).

Click Here for more information about this Declared Disaster. Please share this information with government partners and any private non-profits providing essential services. Attached is an FAQ on the Public Assistance Program and a guidance document on eligible applicants under the Public Assistance Program.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 23, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, DHHS announced 84 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,670 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 three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (32), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Strafford (6), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (2), Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 218 (13%) of 1,670 cases. Fourteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, DHHS announced 99 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,588 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 23 individuals under the age of 18, and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), and Cheshire (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (38) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for 6 new cases.

Seven new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 213 (13%) of 1,588 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced six additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

DHHS has also issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of April 20 is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04202020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 21, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,491 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (5), Rockingham (4), and Belknap (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for twelve new cases.

Five new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 206 (14%) of 1,491 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur throughout the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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North Country Public Health Network uses UCS to manage COVID-19 response in northern NH
Monday, April 20, 2020

REGION— With an eye on the health and safety of Northern NH, the North Country Regional Public Health Network (RPHN) is keeping stride with its mission, while events surrounding COVID-19 continue to unfold.

The North Country’s RPHN is one of 13  in New Hampshire.  RPHNs were established to provide a way for public health services to be delivered at the local level, including measures to prepare for, and respond to, public health emergencies.

COVID-19 is casting a light on RPHNs, which are relatively unknown to the public. Behind the scenes, the North Country RPHN has been ramping up activity; the North Country MACE—or Multi-Agency Coordinating Entity— was activated on March 18th with five overarching entities at the helm.

The City of Berlin, the Towns of Bethlehem and Lancaster, Littleton NH Emergency Management, and the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), together, share the responsibility to manage the regional response to COVID-19.  Together, these entities have assembled a team to staff a Unified Command Structure (UCS) – a mechanism for managing hazards that is in use across the country. Staff of the UCS include employees from Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS), Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), NCHC, and will involve others as the need arises.

"The Fire Service is used to using the Incident Command Structure during daily local responses. A response this complicated that involves the entire North Country PHN requires the staff and resources of many agencies working to coordinate all aspects of this pandemic,” said Chief Jack Anderson of the Bethlehem Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency who assumes one of the Unified Commander roles on the regional COVID-19 response team. "I want to thank the leadership of the North Country Health Consortium for quickly identifying the need to bring in outside assistance with expertise in helping develop this Unified approach to planning and response."

Representing an active collaboration across agencies and the region, the Unified Command structure assumes several roles between its members.

In order for community members to receive timely information and risk communication, the UCS is the chief liaison between the municipalities of the North Country Public Health Region and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The UCS is working to ensure that guidance and directives provided at the Federal and State level reach local officials.

The UCS helps to identify process and emergent needs for response by initiating and maintaining contact with healthcare facilities and agencies. Under its Operations Section, the UCS assisted in the planning and setup of additional beds and resources with the five local hospitals, including Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH), Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Weeks Medical Center, Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH), and Cottage Hospital.

The UCS is also working with local organizations in order to address needs for personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their at-risk employees and volunteers.  Healthcare facilities, EMS agencies, law enforcement, and municipalities without access to WebEOC— the online crisis-management platform used to submit PPE requests to the State of NH— are encouraged to contact the UCS for assistance by emailing: COVID19@NCHCNH.org.

Volunteer recruitment and management also falls under the Unified Command Structure. Community members and partners interested in volunteering for COVID-19 response efforts in the region can learn more about available medical and non-medical opportunities with the Northern NH Medical Reserve Corps by contacting: COVID19@NCHCNH.org

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To stay up to date with the latest information and recommendations for NH regarding COVID-19 visit: NCHCNH.org and click on the ‘News’ tab, and NCHC’s Facebook page: NorthCountryHCNH. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to the Northern NH RPHN Public Information Officer: ashum@NCHCNH.org.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 20, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, April 20, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,447 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 64% being female and 36% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (17), Rockingham (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Cheshire (1), and Merrimack (1) counties and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 201 (14%) of 1,447 cases. Two of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19, a female resident of Rockingham County who was 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 19, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, DHHS announced 50 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,392 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (2), Strafford (2), Cheshire (1), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 198 (14%) of 1,392 cases. Seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 18, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,342 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those cases with complete information, there are two males under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Strafford (8), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (5).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 192 (14%) of 1,342 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19, a female resident of Hillsborough County 60 years of age or older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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New Hampshire Awarded SAMHSA Grant for Crisis Intervention Services During COVID-19
Friday, April 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded New Hampshire a $2 million grant to assist individuals impacted by mental health and substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHHS will use this emergency funding to establish NH Rapid Response, a comprehensive system that will provide crisis intervention services, mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and other related recovery supports for youth and adults impacted by COVID-19.

"The COVID-19 emergency has affected every resident in New Hampshire," said Governor Chris Sununu. "We are all feeling a sense of uncertainty right now, and for those with mental illness and substance use disorders, it can be even more challenging. We are grateful for this funding opportunity that will allow us to get more services to more Granite Staters who need our immediate help."

"While our primary focus during this crisis has been on the physical wellbeing of our residents, we cannot overlook the impact of COVID-19 on those who struggle with mental illness," said DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “This funding will allow us to strengthen and enhance our behavioral health services during COVID-19, and we look forward to working with our community mental health centers across the state so that all New Hampshire residents have access to these critical services."

NH Rapid Response will address the needs of uninsured or underinsured individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), or SUD through the State’s existing community mental health system, which includes 10 private, non-profit community mental health centers (CMHCs). These CMHCs provide comprehensive, evidence-based mental health and rehabilitation services to people with SMI and SED in regions across the state. The program will also provide crisis services for other individuals in need of behavioral health supports, including health care personnel.

For more information about the emergency grant, please visit https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/fg-20-006.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 17, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, April 17, 2020, DHHS announced 78 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,287 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there are 10 females and 5 males under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (18), Strafford (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (3), Carroll (2), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for one new case as well as one previously announced case. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 190 (15%) of 1,287 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Two of the deaths involved long-term care facilities. Those facilities are Hanover Hills in Manchester and the Residence at Salem Woods in Salem.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Issues Crisis Standards of Care Plan to Guide Development of Clinical Guidelines during COVID-19
Friday, April 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released the New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan. DHHS worked with stakeholders and clinical experts to develop the plan in order to guide the process of developing the Crisis Standards of Care Clinical Guidelines. These Clinical Guidelines would be used during the COVID-19 pandemic if normal standards of care cannot be maintained. It is essential the Department, healthcare stakeholders, advocates and policymakers have the time to create the Crisis Standard of Care Clinical Guidelines prior to the crisis period to prevent unnecessary negative outcomes.

The statewide Clinical Guidelines will be designed to ensure that fair, respectful, effective and efficient care is provided if the COVID-19 pandemic results in patient needs that exceed our available resources. The Crisis Standards of Care Plan is being activated to allow for the assembly of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee and the State Triage Committee. These committees collectively will bring together subject matter experts and healthcare leaders to develop the Clinical Guidelines.

The appointment of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee will be begin next week and work will begin immediately to identify a team of interdisciplinary subject matter experts to serve on the State Triage Committee.

Governor Chris Sununu has issued Emergency Order #33 to authorize the Commissioner of DHHS, Lori Shibinette, to activate the Crisis Standards of Care Plan and appoint members to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee and the State Triage Committee.

Emergency Order #33: Activation of the New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan

The New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/documents/nh-csc-plan.pdf.

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NCHC opens helpline, connects northern NH residents to resources for substance use disorder, COVID-19 health and wellness needs
Friday, April 17, 2020

 

On April 22, the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) will open a new helpline for communities in northern New Hampshire. Funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the “AskPETRA” helpline is the first step in a larger project that will include the AskPETRA.org website, scheduled to go live in May. Calls and emails to the helpline will be answered by trained Community Health Workers who will guide callers to the resources they need for substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and education, as well as for those seeking resources due to COVID-19. Additionally, AskPETRA can provide information and connection to local resources like food pantries, available transportation, health care, fuel assistance, and more.

"NCHC’s AskPETRA helpline was created to provide individuals and professionals in our local communities with access to timely information, resources, and support for Substance Use Disorder and basic daily living needs," said Nancy Frank, CEO of NCHC. "By creating a regional call center, NCHC can help connect people with existing programs and services to make sure that anyone looking for help can receive it, for both substance use disorder and the current COVID-19 pandemic."

The helpline will be open weekly from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. AskPETRA can be contacted directly by phone at: (603)259-1729 and by email at: AskPETRA@NCHCNH.org. During off hours, callers can leave a message and a Community Health Worker will respond on the next business day during open hours.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about AskPETRA, contact the AskPETRA Program Manager, Annette Carbonneau: AskPETRA@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x221, and stay tuned for the launch of AskPETRA.org website.

 

Korina, a trained Community Health Worker/Recovery Coach, is ready to answer phone calls for AskPETRA, the North Country Health Consortium’s new helpline for northern NH residents with resources for Substance Use Disorder and community resources around COVID19. AskPETRA can be contacted directly by phone at: (603)259-1729 or email: AskPETRA@NCHCNH.org.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 16, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, DHHS announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,211 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, 55% are female and 42% are male, with one female and one male under the age of 18 and the rest adults. The new cases reside in Rockingham (33), Strafford (7), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (4), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (13) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Nine new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 187 (15%) of 1,211 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,139 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (5), Cheshire (6), and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (2). Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified today for 178 (16%) of 1,139 cases.  Seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 14, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, DHHS announced 73 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,091 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 63% being female and 37% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Rockingham (20), Strafford (9), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (8). Eleven new hospitalized cases were identified today for a total of 163 (15%) of 1,091 cases. Sixteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 13, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, April 13, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,020 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 49% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. No new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 152 (15%) of the 1,020 positive cases have been hospitalized.  Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also issued the first COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report, which includes additional epidemiological and demographic data about COVID-19 in New Hampshire. The COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-04132020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.

3Includes 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.

4Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 12, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 985 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 65% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (31), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Grafton (2), Merrimack (2), Strafford (2) counties, Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1), and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 152 (15%) of the 985 positive cases have been hospitalized.  At least nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 11, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, DHHS announced 45 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 929 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 29% being female and 71% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Rockingham (8), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (5). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Twelve new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 146 (16%) of the 929 positive cases have been hospitalized.  Ten of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 10, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, April 10, 2020, DHHS announced 66 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 885 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (29), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (4), Merrimack (3), Cheshire (3), Coos (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). Seven new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 134 (15%) of the 885 positive cases have been hospitalized.  Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Announces More Than 250 Providers Achieve Emergency Child Care Provider Designation
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced that more than 250 child care programs statewide have been designated as emergency providers through the newly established Emergency Child Care Program (ECCP), created to support the families of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, there are 262 emergency child care programs serving more than 5,500 children across the state.

"I applaud DHHS for quickly standing up emergency child care for New Hampshire families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Ensuring that we have child care centers open in every part of the state for families while parents provide essential services to Granite Staters is a critical part of our response to this unprecedented situation, and parents can rest assured that their children will be well cared for in the days and weeks ahead."

Through the NH Child Care Collaborative, a partnership among DHHS, DOE, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) and child care stakeholders, more than $5 million in funding has been committed to establish and ensure a robust and effective system of emergency child care for parents and employers providing essential services during COVID-19. Funding is already moving out to ECCPs across the state to support staff and operational costs. 

"Child care programs are part of the foundation of strong and healthy families, and ensuring safe, quality, and accessible child care is vitally important as we continue to respond to COVID-19," said DHHS Associate Commissioner Christine Tappan. "We are grateful for the funding that has allowed us to create a private-public partnership that will ensure families have the support they need during this public health emergency, and safeguard the stability of the child care system once the pandemic is over."

"It's incredible to see so many early-childhood professionals coming together and rolling up their sleeves to support New Hampshire's essential and emergency workforce,” said Christina Lachance, Director of Early Childhood and Family Initiatives for NHCF. “These professionals take care of our children in good times, and now they are stepping up to help our state get through this unprecedented challenge."

The Emergency Child Care Program is working through New Hampshire’s referral partner, Child Care Aware NH (CCAofNH), to match emergency child care providers with the families who need them. CCofANH has conducted a statewide 

needs survey to identify what child care providers need for supplies, staff and funding, and has provided extensive COVID-19 resources to keep families informed of best health and safety practices. Individuals seeking emergency child care can view an interactive map created by Child Care Aware of America, which provides a snapshot of available child care programs in relation to New Hampshire hospitals and alternative health care facilities that have been set up across the state to manage a potential surge of COVID-19 cases.

In order to qualify as an Emergency Child Care Program, child care providers met criteria around proximity to hospitals and surge centers, number of slots available for the children of essential workers, hours of operation, and ability to serve vulnerable children. Child care programs will be eligible to apply for incentive payments, including funding to support pay differentials for staff, child care costs for child care professionals, and other operating costs that support an emergency child care system.

On March 26, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Order #17, which included a list of designated business sectors that provide essential services and support to COVID-19 and the core missions of the State.

For more information about the Emergency Child Care Collaborative, please visit http://nh.childcareaware.org/. For questions about the program, email ECCP@dhhs.gov. For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.nh.gov/covid19.  

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NH DHHS Announces Resource Guide and Warm Line to Support Families During COVID-19
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) has developed two new resources to help children, youth, families and caregivers during the COVID-19 emergency.

The first is “Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Emergency,” a new resource guide with practical tips on how we can all support children and families during COVID-19. The guide also provides a list of resources available to families statewide. The second resource is the Family Support Warm Line, a partnership between DHHS and Waypoint. The Family Support Warm Line is a no-cost, confidential phone support line focused on promoting family resiliency. Residents can call 800-640-6486 and speak with family support professionals and parent partners for help with managing family challenges, coping strategies, or emotional support during COVID-19.

"Our data has shown a decline in the number of calls made to DCYF from those community helpers who regularly see kids face to face, but this is continues to be a stressful time for families and our focus has to remain on prevention," said DCYF Director Joseph Ribsam. "Having resources readily available and a place where parents and caregivers can turn if they need to talk to someone can make a difference for our families and guide them to the services they need to stay strong and healthy, before they reach a tipping point that leads to abuse or neglect."

The efforts stem from Emergency Order #22, issued by Governor Chris Sununu on April 1, which authorizes emergency funding for critical child protection services to ensure that New Hampshire families continue to receive the right services at the right time during the COVID-19 emergency. In addition to the Family Support Warm Line, the funding will support domestic violence and substance use supports, expansion of the DCYF Strength to Succeed Program, and additional technology support for DCYF-involved families.

March data from the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) shows a decrease in referrals to DCYF’s Central Intake, compared to the same time period over the past two years. New child abuse and neglect referrals are down nearly 50% each week overall.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To learn more about NH’s Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, visit the New Hampshire Children’s Trust website. To learn more

about recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect, visit Know and Tell, an education program offered through the Granite State Children’s Alliance, the Chapter Organization for the network of New Hampshire’s Child Advocacy Centers.

The Family Support Warm Line can be reached toll-free at 1-800-640-6486, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the DCYF Central Intake line at (603) 271-6562 or toll-free (in state) at (800) 894-5533.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 9, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, DHHS announced 31 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 819 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (7), Carroll (4), and Merrimack (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (4). Nine new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 127 (16%) of the 819 positive cases have been hospitalized. Eleven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 8, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, DHHS announced 41 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 788 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there is 1 female under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 51% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (4), Carroll (4), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), and Cheshire (1), counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (2). Ten new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 118 (15%) of the 788 positive cases have been hospitalized. Seventeen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced five additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were two males and two females all 60 years of age or older from Hillsborough County and one male who was 60 years of age or older from Merrimack County. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, DHHS announced 32 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 747 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (4), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Three new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 108 (14%) of the 747 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-one of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were three males and one female, all 60 years of age or older. Two were residents of Hillsborough County, one was a resident of Cheshire County, and one was a resident of Rockingham County. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories. 

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 4, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 621 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Future updates will include additional information from those case investigations. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 55% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (4), Strafford (4), Belknap (3), Grafton (3), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (23) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases. Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 86 (13%) of the 621 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-two of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. These were both male residents of Hillsborough County who were over 60 years old. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

621

Recovered

146 (27%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

9 (1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

466

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

86 (13%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

7,411

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,955

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

93

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,000

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 5, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 669 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, all are adults with 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Merrimack (5), Strafford (1), Carroll (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases. Six new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 92 (14%) of the 669 positive cases have been hospitalized. Sixteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

 Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

669

Recovered

147 (22%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

9 (1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

513

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

92 (14%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

7,701

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

4,096

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

101

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,100

 1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 6, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, April 6, 2020, DHHS announced 46 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 715 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several of the new cases are still under investigation. Of those with complete information, there are three females and one male under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 37% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (15), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (6), Strafford (2), Cheshire (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case. Nine new COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported; thus far, 103 (14%) of the 715 positive cases have been hospitalized. Eighteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

  

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 3, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Friday, April 3, 2020, DHHS announced 61 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 540 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 40 adult females and 21 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (20), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Belknap (3), Merrimack (3), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Coos (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (8). This marks the first confirmed case in Coos County. Seven of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 80 (15%) of the 540 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-one of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19. These people were one male and one female, both residents of Hillsborough County who were over 60 years old. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

County

Cases

Belknap

14

Carroll

17

Cheshire

9

Coos                        

1

Grafton

38

Hillsborough - Other

69

Hillsborough - Manchester

74

Hillsborough - Nashua

51

Merrimack

36

Rockingham

190

Strafford

36

Sullivan

5

Grand Total

540

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 3, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

540

Recovered

144 (27%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

7 (1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

389

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

80 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

6,965

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,813

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

94

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1,775

 

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 2, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, DHHS announced 64 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 479 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 42 adult females and 22 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (6), Merrimack (4), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (19) and Nashua (3). Ten of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 73 (15%) of the 479 positive cases have been hospitalized. Thirty-seven of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced the fifth death related to COVID-19. The person was a male resident of Hillsborough County under the age of 60 years old with underlying medical conditions. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

479

Recovered

101 (21%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

5 (1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

373

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

73 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

6,575

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,672

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

114

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1,700

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for April 1, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 415 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 30 adult males and 18 adult females. The new cases reside in Rockingham (17), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Cheshire (3), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (6). Eight of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 58 (14%) of the 415 positive cases have been hospitalized. Fifteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. DHHS has also announced the fourth death related to COVID-19. The person was a female resident of Sullivan County who was over 60 years old with underlying medical conditions. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 31, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 367 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 31 adult females, 21 adult males, and 1 male under the age of 18 years. The new cases reside in Rockingham (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (7), Strafford (6), Merrimack (5), Carroll (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (5) and Nashua (5). Four of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 49 (13%) of the 367 positive cases have been hospitalized. Twenty-four of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 31, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

367

Recovered

56 (15%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

3 (>1%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

308

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

49 (13%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

5,663

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,293

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

97

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1,250

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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March 30, 2020: NN DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020

 

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 30, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, March 30, 2020, DHHS announced 56 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 314 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 35 adult females and 21 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Strafford (5), Grafton (5), Merrimack (4), and Belknap (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (6).

Four of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 45 patients of the 314 positive cases (14%) have been hospitalized. Thirty-four of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS also announced that new data sets are available. Effective immediately, the NH DHHS COVID-19 Updates will include a map of positive cases on a town-by-town level. In addition, new data sets featured on NH.gov/COVID19 website include age and gender breakdowns.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 30, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

314

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

3 (1%)

Hospitalizations

45 (14%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

5,412

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,171

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

65

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1,100

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 29, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 258 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

The new cases are 25 adult females and 19 adult males. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (2), Grafton (2), Hillsborough other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and the cities of Nashua (7) and Manchester (7). Twenty-one of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all of counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Five of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 39 patients of the 258 positive cases (15%) have been hospitalized.

 DHHS has also announced the third death related to COVID-19. The deceased was a female resident of Rockingham County who was over 60 years old with underlying health issues. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.

 Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 29, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

258

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

3 (1%)

Hospitalizations

39 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

4,994

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

3,103

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

144

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

1050

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 28, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 28, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, DHHS announced 27 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 214 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 17 adult females, 9 adult males, and one male under the age of 18. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Hillsborough other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (3), Grafton (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (3). Eight of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all of the counties with cases. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Three of the new cases were hospitalized for their illness; thus far, 33 patients of the 214 positive cases (15%) have been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

214

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

2 (<1%)

Hospitalizations

33 (15%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

4,524

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

2,934

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

285

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

925

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 27, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Friday, March 27, 2020, DHHS announced 29 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 187 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 10 adult males and 19 adult females. The new cases reside in Rockingham (8), Merrimack (4), Strafford (4), Grafton (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Belknap (1), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (3) and Nashua (2). Sixteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in the majority of counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Four of the new cases are currently hospitalized; thus far, 30 patients of the 187 positive cases (16%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS has also announced the second death related to COVID-19. The deceased was a male resident of Hillsborough County who was over 60 years old and had multiple underlying health issues. The State expresses our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 27, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

187

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

2 (<1%)

Hospitalizations

30 (16%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

3,656

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

2,790

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

296

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

925

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.
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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 26, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Wednesday, March 26, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 158 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 5 adult males, 15 adult females, and one male under age 18. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Merrimack (2) Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the City of Manchester (4). Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in the majority of counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Three of the new cases are currently hospitalized; thus far, 25 patients of the 158 positive cases (16%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS also issued guidance regarding two potential community exposures of the coronavirus.

DHHS has determined that a person with COVID-19 was at Honey Dew Donuts, Season’s Corner Market, 501 South Broadway in Salem, NH on the following dates and times:

Any individuals who visited the Honey Dew Donuts on the dates and times above may have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus and should observe their health for fever or respiratory illness. Any person who visited the facility and develops symptoms should stay away from other people, and immediately contact their healthcare provider.

DHHS has also determined that a person with COVID-19 attended an event that began at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the Garrish Gym at Coe-Brown Academy, 907 1st New Hampshire Turnpike in Northwood, NH. Any individual who attended the event on March 14 in the Garrish Gym at Coe-Brown Academy may have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus and should observe their health for fever or respiratory illness. Any person who was in the Garrish Gym during the event and develops symptoms should stay away from other people, and immediately contact their healthcare provider. The risk of exposure applies only to the Garrish Gym during the event at 7:00 pm, and not to attendance at the school or at other school activities.

Instructions for self-observation are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-observation-covid.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

158

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

1 (<1%)

Hospitalizations

25 (16%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

3,395

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

2,721

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

592

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

825

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 25, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, DHHS announced 29 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 137 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 12 adult males, 16 adult females, and one female under age 18. The new cases reside in Rockingham (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), Grafton (1), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the City of Manchester (2). Thirteen of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in the majority of counties. The remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Six of the new cases are currently hospitalized; thus far, 19 patients of the 137 positive cases (14%) have been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated March 25, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

137

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

1 (<1%)

Hospitalizations

19 (14%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

3,001

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

2,620

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

712

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

650


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions Last Updated: March 24, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 24, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 24, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, DHHS announced 7 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 108 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 6 adult males and 1 adult female. The new cases reside in Rockingham (4), Grafton (1), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), and Strafford (1) counties. Three of the cases have no identified risk factors. The remaining new cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Community-based transmission has been identified in the majority of the counties in the State. Six new cases are isolated at home. One of the new cases is currently hospitalized; thus far, 13 patients out of the 108 positive cases (12%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS also issued guidance regarding potential community exposure of the coronavirus after DHHS determined that a person with COVID-19 was on the following Concord Coach Lines buses:

Any individuals who rode on one of the Concord Coach Line buses above may have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus and should stay at home and monitor their health for fever or respiratory illness. Any person who was on those buses and has developed symptoms should stay away from other people, and immediately contact their healthcare provider.

Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

108

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

1 (<1%)

Hospitalizations

13 (13%)

Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories2

2,356

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

2,530

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

804

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

750


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes 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.

3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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North Country MACE activated to provide coordinated information and resource management for COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

REGION - The North Country Public Health Emergency Preparedness Region has activated their Multi-Agency Coordinating Entity (MACE) due to the events surrounding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This Regional Emergency Operations Group is comprised of multiple agency officials representing public health, healthcare, community health centers, municipal emergency managers, and other partners throughout the region. The purpose of this group is to provide public information and risk communication, resource management, and the coordination of activities in the North Country as it relates to this quickly evolving pandemic emergency.

The activation of the MACE in coordination with the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Service, as well as the New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, helps to ensure the residents of the North Country Public Health Region have the most accurate and updated information. Through a unified process, the MACE allows resources to flow into the region to assist those partners that are experiencing a shortage of supplies.

The MACE is activated through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), a central location from which local, state, and federal partners can provide interagency coordination and executive decision-making in support of incidents or planned events. Through the SEOC, the North Country MACE has been providing regular status updates to the State. At this time, the North Country MACE  group meets virtually twice weekly.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) facilitates and coordinates the North Country MACE and other activities of the North Country Public Health Network.

 The North Country Public Health Region encompasses the communities of Coos and northern Grafton Counties including: Bath, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Colebrook, Errol, Franconia, Gorham, Groveton, Haverhill, Jefferson, Lancaster, Lisbon, Littleton, Milan, Monroe, Mount Washington, North Haverhill, North Stratford, Pittsburg, Randolph, Sugar Hill, Twin Mountain, West Stewartstown, Whitefield, Woodsville.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To stay up to date with the latest information and recommendations for NH regarding  COVID-19 visit: NCHCNH.org and click on the ‘News’ tab and NCHC’s Facebook page: facebook.com/NorthCountryHCNH/ Please direct questions about the North Country MACE via email to covid19@NCHCNH.org

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 23, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, DHHS announced 23 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 101 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are 12 adult males and 11 adult females. The 23 new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Grafton (5), Belknap (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Carroll (1), and Strafford (1) counties and the city of Manchester (1). Four of the cases have no identified risk factors. The remaining new cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Community-based transmission has been identified in the majority of the counties in the State. Nine new cases are isolating at home. Five of the new cases are currently hospitalized; thus far, 11 patients out of the 101 positive cases (11%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS has also announced the State’s first death related to COVID-19. The deceased was a male resident of Hillsborough County who was over 60 years old and had multiple underlying health issues. We express our sympathies to this person’s family and friends.

Since first testing for COVID-19 on March 2, the State Public Health Laboratories (PHL) has conducted more than 2,400 COVID-19 tests. As the PHL continues to ramp up testing, there will be more positive tests. As COVID-19 spreads in our communities, the chance of being exposed to the novel coronavirus is increasing. It is critical that all residents take steps to protect themselves and their communities. DHHS emphasizes that residents should follow the following recommendations:

Governor Chris Sununu Issues Emergency Orders 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15
Monday, March 23, 2020

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2020

Contact:
Ben Vihstadt
Benjamin.Vihstadt@nh.gov
603-271-2121

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Orders 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to COVID-19.

Emergency Order #11: Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.

Emergency Order #12: Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A.

Emergency Order #13: Temporary allowance for New Hampshire pharmacists and pharmacies to compound and sell hand sanitizer over the counter ("OTC") and to allow pharmacy technicians to perform non-dispensing tasks remotely.

Emergency Order #14: Temporary authorization for out-of-state pharmacies to act as a licensed mail-order facility within the State of New Hampshire.

Emergency Order #15: Temporary authorization for out of state medical providers to provide medically necessary services and provide services through telehealth.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 22, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 22, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

New COVID-19 Cases in New Hampshire

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, DHHS announced 13 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 78 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. The new cases are all adults, including nine males and four females. The 13 new cases reside in Rockingham (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Strafford (2), Grafton (1), Manchester (1), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), and Sullivan (1) counties. This is the first positive case of COVID-19 identified in Sullivan County. Eight of the new cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Five of the cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission has been identified in the majority of the counties in the State. Nine new cases are isolating at home. Two of the new cases are currently hospitalized and one was hospitalized and released; thus far, six patients out of the 78 positive cases (8%) have been hospitalized.

DHHS is also updating the county of residence for a case announced on March 20. DHHS has since determined that the county of residence was Grafton County rather than Coos County. The map issued today reflects this new information.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 22, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

78

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

889

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

2341

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

850


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

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NCHC provides update on COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Preparedness response, services and programs
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Community Partners,

As COVID-19 remains at the forefront of our daily lives, the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is working diligently to be responsive to our staff, clients, partners, and communities. We continue to provide the most up-to-date information we have from the State and CDC on our website and Facebook page. As we all know, things are changing by the hour and I would like to provide an update of our services and programs. 

Public Health/Emergency Preparedness:

The North Country Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) decided this week to activate the regional Multi-Agency Coordinating Entity (MACE). On Tuesday March 17th the MACE was activated for Northern Grafton and Coos Counties. The MACE is activated through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and reports updates to the state regularly. The MACE is operating at a partial level currently to regionalize coordination of information and resources to support incident management. The MACE will meet twice weekly during this initial period to discuss partner, regional, and hospital plans.  The MACE is also prioritizing and making decisions regarding allocation of emergency supplies housed in North Country regional trailers for partners, hospitals, and EMS agencies.

Community Health Worker/Recovery Coach Programs

Friendship House and other Clinical Services:

Due to staffing concerns and the public health guidance we are being provided, we have decided to suspend taking any new clients into Friendship House and will temporarily discontinue residential services once all clients have appropriate placements. Please be assured that nobody will leave Friendship House without a safe, secure place to go.  We continue to provide an intake process in order to be ready when the current pandemic is behind us and we are again sufficiently staffed to provide residential services.

At the same time, we have expanded our telehealth capacity to allow additional outpatient and intensive outpatient services to be provided to our clients.  All clients who are currently in Friendship House will be offered telehealth services with our outpatient clinicians and encouraged to take advantage of this critical temporary bridge until there is a time when we can resume full services at Friendship House. Current clients who would like to resume treatment when we re-open residential services will be given priority. Additionally, NCHC Community Health Workers that are also trained as Recovery Coaches will be available to provide remote support for clients if necessary.  We also plan to be connected to our local Doorways to either access additional case management services or to ensure clients continue to have access to MAT services if appropriate.

NCHC will be providing regular updates at http://nchcnh.org/news.php#news_121

New Hampshire COVID-19 Updates:
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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions Last Updated March 21, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update March 21, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Joint Information Center
March 21, 2020
603-223-6169

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 21, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

 New COVID-19 Cases in New Hampshire

 On Saturday, March 21, 2020, DHHS announced 10 new positive test results for COVID-19.

 There have now been 65 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

The new cases are all adults, including five males and five females. County or city of residence are Rockingham (5), Grafton (1), Manchester (1), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Merrimack (1), and Strafford (1). This is the first positive case of COVID-19 identified in Strafford County. Six of the cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Four of the cases, including in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties, have no identified risk factors, indicating additional community-based transmission of COVID-19 in New Hampshire. Community-based transmission has been identified in Carroll, Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties and the city of Manchester.

One new case is hospitalized; thus far, three patients out of the 65 positive cases (5%) have been hospitalized. The other new cases are isolating at home.

 

NH Persons with COVID-19-- 65

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL --959

 Total Persons Tested at NH PHL-- 2212

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)-- 750.  

Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.  Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories. Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

 

 DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

 

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019ncov.htm.

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 20, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 20, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

• New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire On Friday, March 20, 2020, DHHS announced 11 new positive test results for COVID-19. The new cases are all adults, including six males and five females. Counties of residence are Grafton (3), Rockingham (2), Manchester (1), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Carroll (1), Merrimack (1), Coos (1) and Cheshire (1). The positive test results are the first cases in Coos and Cheshire counties. Four of the cases, including in Cheshire, Merrimack and Rockingham counties and the city of Manchester, have no identified risk factors, indicating additional community-based transmission of COVID-19 in New Hampshire. The other seven cases have either have traveled to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Community-based transmission has been identified in Carroll, Cheshire, Grafton, Merrimack and Rockingham counties and the city of Manchester. There have now been 55 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 20, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

55

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

942

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

1970

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

550


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Announces New Recommendations for Testing and Patient Management
Friday, March 20, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced new recommendations to help healthcare providers determine who should be tested for COVID-19. These new recommendations acknowledge that providers and first responders nationwide lack the equipment they need to safely and accurately test any person who may be exposed to the novel coronavirus. The recommendations also acknowledge that more than 80% of people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms and current inventory in all states should be directed to people with severe illness as well as healthcare workers.

Given the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other testing supplies, healthcare providers in New Hampshire must preserve the State’s existing inventory of these materials to care for patients who will develop severe COVID-19 illness, as well as exposed health care providers and exposed first responders. Any significant decline in the healthcare workforce will have a negative impact on residents’ access to treatment for COVID-treatment and other health needs.

“The coronavirus has placed an unprecedented burden on our healthcare system, and signs of strain are showing,” said DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “Everyone who works in healthcare wants to test New Hampshire residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. Testing capacity at the State Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and commercial testing companies is not the issue. However, the challenge for our providers and first responders is national shortages in PPE, nasal swabs and retesting agents. Healthcare providers require access to these supplies to collect a specimen for testing. Until national supply chains are able to meet the demand for testing supplies, New Hampshire, like all states, will be forced to limit testing to those most at risk of severe symptoms and those healthcare employees who are critical to ensuring we can serve our residents’ health needs.”

“COVID-19 continues to spread in New Hampshire, and while most cases continue to be identified in people with recent international or domestic travel, there is now evidence of community-based transmission occurring in several areas in New Hampshire,” said State Epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan. “As this outbreak expands, it is important for people to stay home when not feeling well, even at the earliest symptoms of illness. It is not possible to test everybody with respiratory or cold symptoms for COVID-19, so as this outbreak expands, people that develop mild respiratory illness should stay home for at least seven days after symptoms first appear and should not go out until at least 72 hours have passed after 

symptoms begin to improve and any fever has gone away off fever-reducing medications. Everybody should continue to practice social-distancing and frequent hand hygiene to help protect themselves and their communities.”

As COVID-19 becomes more common in our communities, testing every person presenting with mild symptoms of fever or respiratory illness becomes impractical and does not change how a person’s illness is managed. Therefore, DHHS has shared the following recommendations for COVID-19 testing:

People who are 60 years of age and older, or those with chronic medical problems are at higher risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19 and should:

People who have mild symptoms of COVID-19, even if not tested, should stay home until:

AND

People who do not have symptoms but have been notified that they may have been exposed through close contact with a person with COVID-19 or a person presumed to have COVID-19 (without testing), and any persons who have traveled from countries with widespread sustained transmission should:

For information on the differences between isolation and quarantine, please see the following information: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/documents/terms.pdf.

Symptoms of COVID-19 most often include fever or respiratory illness, such as cough. Early mild symptoms can include fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. Fever may not develop until several days into illness, or not at all, but people can still transmit the novel coronavirus very early in their course of illness.

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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NH DHHS District Offices Open for Telephone, Online Applications Only
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Bureau of Family Assistance today announced that in order to protect the health and safety of its customers and staff, all District Office (DO) buildings will be closed for client-facing activities until further notice.

People in need of assistance may apply for benefits online at www.nheasy.nh.gov and will be scheduled for a phone interview in order to complete their benefits application.

The decision to close DOs was not made lightly. During this unprecedented pandemic, we are doing our part to protect our communities by avoiding unnecessary face-to-face interactions. DHHS is working to ensure our clients continue to get the services they need while limiting potential disruptions.

District Office staff will continue to provide service to residents. We appreciate the extra effort this will require from our clients, staff, and community partners, but it is important that we take measures to help prevent the spread of illness. People with no internet access who are applying for assistance through the Bureau of Family Assistance should call 1-844-275-3447.   

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 19, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, DHHS announced five new positive test results for COVID-19. The new cases are all in adults, including three males and two females. Persons reside in Grafton (2), Rockingham (1), Belknap (1), and Merrimack (1) counties. All of the individuals either have traveled to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. DHHS is conducting contact investigations for each patient. All patients have mild symptoms, are isolating at home and household contacts are quarantining. There are now 44 cases of COVID-19 in New Hampshire.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

44

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

631

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

1420

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

575


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 18, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, DHHS announced 13 new positive test results for COVID-19. The new cases are all in adults, including six males and seven females. Persons are from the counties of Hillsborough (4), Rockingham (3), Carroll (3), Belknap (2), and Merrimack (1); the four individuals from Hillsborough County all reside in Manchester. New individuals from Carroll and Merrimack counties have no identified risk factors, indicating additional areas in New Hampshire experiencing community-based transmission of COVID-19. Community-based transmission has been identified in the following counties: Rockingham, Grafton, Merrimack, and Carroll. There have been 39 total cases of COVID-19 identified in New Hampshire. Two patients are hospitalized and they are in stable condition; the remaining people are isolating at home.

On March 18, Governor Sununu issued Emergency Orders 6, 7, and 8, as part of the state's efforts to respond to COVID-19.

Emergency Order #6: Temporary authorization for take-out or delivery beer or wine. All restaurants, diners, bars, saloons, private clubs or any other establishment that have both a restaurant license and on premise license from the New Hampshire liquor commission shall be temporarily authorized to allow for takeout or delivery of beer or wine.

Emergency Order #7: Temporary modification of data and privacy governance plans.

Emergency Order #8: Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 18, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

39

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

231

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

891

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

550

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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Governor Sununu Issues Three Emergency Orders To Provide Relief
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Orders 3, 4, and 5, which will provide relief for Granite Staters affected by COVID-19. "Tough decisions have been made at the state level, but we will get through this together," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Seeing what the lack of an appropriate response has resulted in around the world requires that we make some difficult decisions here in New Hampshire to ensure we stem the tide of this worldwide pandemic within our own communities. We are taking steps to help Granite Staters, ensuring they have the support and services for themselves, their families, and their businesses throughout this crisis."

Emergency Order #3: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Emergency Order #4: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency.

Emergency Order #5: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible.

Individuals will need to file for each week of temporary unemployment and all of this can and should be done online at http://www.nhes.nh.gov, or by calling . People can do all of this online from your home internet connection or your phone without ever having to go into a state office. The website to access is http://www.nhes.nh.gov and the phone number to call is 603-271-7700. Governor Chris Sununu also officially submitted a request that the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration provide SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses across -New Hampshire.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 17, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, DHHS announced nine new positive test results for COVID-19. The new cases are all in adults, including five males and four females. Persons are from the counties of Rockingham (4), Hillsborough (3), and Grafton (2). Several individuals from Rockingham and Grafton counties have no identified risk factors, indicating that New Hampshire is experiencing community-based transmission of COVID-19. In total, 26 cases of COVID-19 have now been identified. All patients are isolating at home and have not required hospitalization.

Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Orders 3, 4, 5 on March 17 to provide relief for Granite Staters affected by COVID-19.

Emergency Order #3: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Emergency Order #4: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency.

Emergency Order #5: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; 

Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible. Please visit www.nhes.nh.gov or call 603-271-7770 for more information.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

26

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

208

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

742

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

475

1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior t NH PHL testing capacity.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at www.nh.gov/covid19.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - March 16, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 16, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

 New Hampshire residents who have questions or concerns about COVID-19 should contact 211.

What’s New

DHHS announced four new positive test results for COVID-19. This brings the total in New Hampshire to 17 cases. The new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in three adult males and one female under the age of 18 years, who are from the counties of Grafton (2), Rockingham (1), and Carroll (1). In total, sixteen cases of COVID-19 have either been travel-related (to domestic or international locations) or identified close contacts of a person with COVID-19; one person’s risk factors are still under investigation. All patients are isolating at home and household contacts have self-quarantined.

On Sunday, March 15, DHHS received 195 specimens to be tested at the State Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Given the increase in demands on COVID-19 testing, DHHS anticipates the PHL will need up to two days conduct COVID-19 tests.

Commercial testing continues to expand to help more patients get tested through their health care providers. Some hospital laboratories are also developing local capacity to test for COVID-19. DHHS continues to communicate with healthcare providers to ensure patients and providers know how to facilitate testing through commercial labs. Commercial testing, currently available through LabCorp and Quest among others, takes 3-5 days for results.

Commercial laboratories have given assurances that any specimens sent from New Hampshire will be tested.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

17

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

195

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

567

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

525


1Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
3Includes specimens sent to CDC prior t NH PHL testing capacity.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Update including New Presumptive Positive Test Result COVID-19- March 15, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 15, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

New Hampshire residents who have questions or concerns about COVID-19 should contact 211.
What’s New

DHHS Announces New Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19

DHHS has announced six new presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total in New Hampshire to 13 cases. The affected persons are adults, 4 females and 2 males, and all have traveled to domestic or international locations. Five live in Rockingham County and one lives in the city of Nashua in Hillsborough County.

Governor Sununu Issues Executive Order for Temporary Remote Instruction and Support for K-12 Public Schools:
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Governor Chris Sununu today issued Executive Order 2020-04, which will transition all K-12 public schools to remote instruction and support beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3, 2020. Schools will be closed to students beginning March 16 to allow districts develop a remote instruction and remote support capacity in order to transition to remote learning no later than Monday, March 23. The Department of Education will provide guidance and support to school districts as they work to develop their plans.

DHHS Recommends Child Care Centers to Remain Open

DHHS recommends that child care centers remain open. The DHHS Child Care Licensing Uint will contact licensed child care providers on March 16 to work together to address the Governor’s Executive Order issued today.

CDC Guidance for Pregnant Women, New Mothers and Infants

Pregnant women and new mothers should exercise the same universal precautions for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. The CDC has guidance on precautions people can take to keep themselves and their families healthy, including staying home when ill, frequent handwashing, avoiding being within six feet (close contact) of a person who is sick, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. 

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(updated March 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.)

NH Persons with COVID-191        13

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2    95

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3               379

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)         450

  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
  3. Includes specimens sent to CDC prior t NH PHL testing capacity.

 DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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Temporary OSHA Guidance re: HealthcareProtection and N95 Filtering Facepieces
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Yesterday the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak. The guidance can be found here:   https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-03-14/temporary-enforcement-guidance-healthcare-respiratory-protection-annual-fit  

 A fit test is required for anyone wearing a respirator to protect against COVID-19.  Annual fit test can be temporarily suspended if employee has already been fit tested to that respirator.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 13, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 13, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

New Hampshire residents who have questions or concerns about COVID-19 should contact 211.

What’s New

On March 13, Governor Chris Sununu declared a state of emergency for New Hampshire for the next 21 days in order to coordinate information and resources in response to the presence of COVID-19 in NH. State officials activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at the Incident Planning and Operations Center in Concord to bring together state agencies to manage response communication, coordinate responses with community partners and provide essential resources to local, state and federal healthcare and public health partners. The SEOC is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

DHHS announced a new presumptive positive test result for COVID-19 on March 13. This brings the total in New Hampshire to 7 cases. The person is an adult female from Rockingham County who notified their healthcare provider after developing symptoms. DHHS has determined that the person was at the Manchester branch of the NH Division of Motor Vehicles, at 377 South Willow Street in Manchester on March 2,3,4,5, and 10. Anyone in the Manchester DMV on those days and has developed symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, and immediately contact a healthcare provider. If you are not experiencing symptoms, you should self-observe for symptoms and report any by calling a healthcare provider.

The ability for residents to be tested for COVID-19 continues to increase. The State Public Health Laboratories continues to request and receive additional testing kits and supplies from the CDC to ensure capacity to test individuals potentially exposed to the virus. Commercial testing is currently available and is also set to expand to help more patients get tested through their health care providers. Some hospital laboratories are also developing local capacity to test for COVID-19. DPHS issued a Health Alert Network message on March 13 to expand guidelines for providers regarding COVID-19 testing. Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider, who will determine if testing is necessary. Providers should contact DPHS for testing facilitation. People who are sick should not report to emergency departments for clinical evaluation.

Everyone planning travel should monitor the CDC’s Travel Health Notices and avoid travel to any country with a Level 3 travel notice, which currently includes China, South Korea, Iran, and most European countries. Because of travel restrictions put in place by other countries, anybody who does travel internationally risks difficulty returning and could potentially face quarantine in that country and quarantine upon returning to New Hampshire, based on progression of the global COVID-19 outbreak. 

Because COVID-19 has become widespread in many countries around the world, and even in parts of the United States, older adults or those with chronic medical conditions should talk with their healthcare providers before travel. They should also avoid any domestic or international travel, which is consistent with guidance from the CDC, which issued a Level 2 global outbreak Travel Health Notice. Other individuals, schools, and business should also consider postponing non-essential domestic or international travel, and review the newly released guidance for those considering travel in the United States.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 14, 2020)

NH Persons with COVID-191

7

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL2

31

Total Persons Tested at NH PHL3

250

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

425

1 Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
2 Includes specimens sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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Call in for North Country Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) Meeting, Monday March 16th
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Important Notice:

The North Country Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16th @ 10 AM - 12 PM will no longer be in person. The entire meeting will be hosted virtually via phone or computer access.

This meeting will cover  Emergency Operations Planning regarding COVID-19. 

Dial-in instructions are as follows: 

Computer
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/2195289312
Meeting ID: 219 528 9312

Phone
Dial by your location:    +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 219 528 9312

Resources for review

Click the following link or image below to access the Regional Public Health Emergency Annex (RPHEA):

Access the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Glossary of terms:

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NH DHHS HEALTH ALERT

Distributed by the NH Health Alert Network

Health.Alert@nh.gov

March 13, 2020 Time 1300 (4:00 PM EDT)

NH-HAN 20200313

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Update # 7

Key Points and Recommendations:

  1. New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has announced a 6th COVID-19 case in a traveler from Europe. This person was rapidly identified and samples were collected with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) so community exposures are minimal.
  2. The federal government is restricting travel from Europe. All travelers from Europe now need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last day of their travel.
  3. Testing capacity is increasing at our NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL). Commercial laboratories (e.g., Quest, LabCorp) are also now testing for COVID-19, but do not collect patient samples. Some hospital laboratories are also developing local capacity to test.
  4. DPHS has developed clinical testing guidance for providers who are seeing symptomatic patients. Please review the figure below, which prioritizes testing for persons who are at highest risk of fueling community transmission.
  1. Collect the sample for testing with recommended personal protective equipment (PPE), which has been updated by the CDC.
  1. All acute care hospitals should develop plans and procedures to facilitate triage, isolation, and testing of patients with suspect COVID-19.
  1. Guidance has been developed for facilities caring for patients at high risk of complications from COVID-19: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/covid-19-ltcguidance.pdf.
  2. We will be hosting weekly calls to answer healthcare provider and local partner questions about COVID-19. The next discussion will be held on Thursday March 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (noon hour), and calls will recur weekly. Call-in information for the Q&A session is:

Situational Update:

New Hampshire has identified 6 individuals with COVID-19; three have reported travel to Europe, and three are identified close contacts of person’s with COVID-19. To date our NH PHL has tested over 100 individuals, and more sustained community transmission has not been identified. The most updated testing numbers along with other information can be found on our NH DPHS website.

Protecting Vulnerable Populations:

Emerging data from China show that people with medical conditions and those older than 60 years are at increased risk of serious health complications and even dying if they become ill with COVID-19. A published report of more than 72,000 COVID-19 cases in China (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762130) found that 8% of patients aged 70-79 years, and 15% of patients aged 80 years or older died from infection.

Travel:

Everyone planning travel should monitor the CDC’s Travel Health Notices and avoid travel to any country with a level 3 travel notice, which currently includes China, South Korea, Iran, and most European countries. Because of travel restrictions being put in place by other countries, anybody who does travel internationally risks difficulty returning and could potentially face quarantine in another country and quarantine upon returning to New Hampshire based on progression of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Because COVID-19 has become widespread in many countries around the world, and even in parts of the United States, older adults or those with chronic medical conditions should talk with their healthcare providers before travel and avoid any domestic or international travel, which is consistent with guidance from the CDC which has issued a global Level 2 Travel Health Notice. Other individuals, schools, and business should also consider postponing non-essential domestic or international travel, and review the newly released guidance for those considering travel in the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html.

Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

For guidance on collecting, handling, and testing clinical specimens from patients for COVID-19, please review the CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/guidelines-clinical-specimens.html

To test for COVID-19 at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), the provider must first report the patient to the NH DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after-hours 603-271-5300). The following NH PHL Test Requisition needs to be completed and submitted with specimens: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/lab/documents/labrequisition.pdf. Commercial laboratories also now have the capacity to test for COVID-19. Any COVID-19 positive test at a hospital or commercial laboratory needs to be reported to NH DPHS at 603-271-4496 (after hours 603-271-5300).

Previously the CDC recommended collecting both a nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) sample, and combining both specimens in a single vial of viral transport medium for testing. Going forward, the CDC is now recommending collecting only the NP swab. Lower respiratory tract specimens (e.g. sputum) should only be collected for those patients with productive coughs. Induction of sputum is not recommended. Specimens should be collected as soon as possible once a person under investigation is identified, regardless of the time of symptom onset. Maintain proper infection control when collecting specimens.

For collection of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, use only synthetic fiber swabs with plastic shafts. Do not use calcium alginate swabs or swabs with wooden shafts, because they may contain substances that inactivate some viruses and inhibit PCR testing. Place swabs immediately into sterile tubes containing 2-3 ml of viral transport media. Refrigerate specimen at 2-8°C prior to transport to the NH PHL for testing.

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DHHS Update

NH DHHS Announces New Presumptive Positive Test Results for COVID-19
Friday, March 13, 2020

NH Department of Health and Human Services                               

129 Pleasant Street – Hugh Gallen State Office Park

Concord, NH 03301

 

PRESS RELEASE  FOR MORE INFORMATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             State Joint Information Center

March 13, 2020 603-223-6169 | jic@dos.nh.gov

NH DHHS Announces New Presumptive Positive Test Results for COVID-19

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a new presumptive positive test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total in New Hampshire to 7 cases.

The person is an adult female from Rockingham County who notified their healthcare provider after developing symptoms. There is an ongoing investigation to identify people with close contact before this individual self-isolated. Any person who has been identified as a close contact will be notified directly by DHHS. DHHS has determined that the person was at the Manchester branch of the NH Division of Motor Vehicles, at 377 South Willow Street in Manchester on the following days:

 

 

The Manchester DMV will be closed on Saturday, March 14, for enhanced cleaning and to allow DHHS to conduct the contact investigation. Any individuals who entered the Manchester DMV during those days and times may have been potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and should monitor their health for fever or respiratory illness. Any persons who were in the Manchester DMV on those days and have developed symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, and immediately contact their healthcare provider. Any individual who is symptomatic but does not have a healthcare provider should contact DHHS at (603) 271-4496.

Any person who develops fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) should stay home away from others and seek health advice by phone from a healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and any risk factors for COVID-19. Self-observation guidance can be found here.

Given the increasing numbers of infections globally and around the United States to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, all persons should:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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NH DHHS Announces New Presumptive Positive Test Results for COVID-19
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a new presumptive positive test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. There are currently 6 positive cases in New Hampshire.

The person is an adult male from Rockingham County who traveled to multiple countries in Europe. The person self-isolated upon return from Europe and notified their healthcare provider after developing symptoms. Household contacts have self-quarantined.

DHHS conducted an investigation into this person’s activities and has determined the person has been isolated at home since returning to New Hampshire except to seek healthcare. NH DHHS has not identified any person other than household contacts in New Hampshire who may have been in close contact with this person while infectious.

Despite increased testing in our communities, the NH DHHS has not yet identified any widespread transmission in NH nor individuals who test positive without clearly identified risk factors (e.g. travel or contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case). Any person who develops fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) should stay home away from others and seek health advice by phone from a healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and any risk factors for COVID-19.

Given the increasing numbers of infections globally and around the United States, all persons should:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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State Launches 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline
Thursday, March 12, 2020

 
For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2020

Contact:
Ben Vihstadt
Benjamin.Vihstadt@nh.gov
603-271-2121
 
CONCORD, NH - Today, Governor Chris Sununu, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, announced that 211NH has been mobilized to handle all COVID-19 related calls from New Hampshire residents. All residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1.

"211NH will serve as a coordinated and streamlined process for any Granite Stater concerned about the coronavirus,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Now that it is up and running, any New Hampshire residents can call with questions or concerns. I would like to thank the folks at Granite United Way and Public Health for working around the clock to stay on top of this evolving public health situation by making this critical resource available 24/7."

"It is important during an outbreak that residents get the information they need to protect their health and the health of their community," said HHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. "2-1-1 provides that resource for our residents to get the most up to date and accurate information about the presence of coronavirus in New Hampshire."

211NH is New Hampshire's statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by Granite United Way and will replace the current Department of Public Health Hotline (603-271-4496) for COVID-19 related questions.
 
Members of the media and local city and town officials, as well as emergency management officials should still call the state’s Joint Information Center. 

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 12, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

DHHS announces a sixth presumptive positive test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The patient is an adult from Rockingham County, who had recently traveled to Europe. The individual has remained at home since returning from travel, and all of the person’s close contacts are in self-isolation.

New Hampshire residents who have concerns about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1.  Information and referral specialists are on hand to direct people to the appropriate resources. NH 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Outside of New Hampshire, call 1-866-444-4211.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons Confirmed 1

2

Number of Persons Presumptive Positive, awaiting CDC confirmation 2

4

Number of Persons with Test Pending in PHL 3

21

Number of Persons Tested (closed, tested negative)

94

Total Number of Persons Provided Specimens

121

Number of Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

275

1Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens tested at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and other laboratories.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 11, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 11, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

DHHS is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak and emerging science in order to minimize the impact to the health of our population, including rapid identification, isolation, and testing of people with suspect COVID-19. DHHS is issuing the following updated guidance for our communities.

The State Public Health Laboratories (PHL) has increased its COVID-19 testing capacity after receiving additional testing supplies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The additional supplies will allow the PHL to test an additional 250 people who have been determined to qualify for testing.

The New Hampshire Insurance Department has issued an order requiring New Hampshire insurers to cover costs associated with testing for COVID-19 without cost sharing. The order includes information on actions insurers are advised, or required to take, including keeping residents informed about available benefits, telehealth options when possible, and expanding access to prescription medication refills.

The New Hampshire Joint Information Center has reached out to local emergency management directors, and police and fire chiefs in order to provide coordinated assistance and information around COVID-19. The JIC will serve as an information hub, streamlining the process of keeping local partners informed. 

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 11, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons Confirmed 1

2

Number of Persons Presumptive Positive, awaiting CDC confirmation 2

3

Number of Persons with Test Pending in PHL 3

11

Number of Persons Tested (closed, tested negative)

74

Total Number of Persons Provided Specimens

90

Number of Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

250

1Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens tested at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and other reference laboratories.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive 

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Announces One New Presumptive Positive Test Result for COVID-19
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces the fifth presumptive positive test result in New Hampshire for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This person is an adult male from Rockingham County and is self-isolated at home. Any household contacts are self-quarantining. 

This person was identified as a contact to a case of COVID-19 in another state. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health tested and notified NH DHHS of the presumptive positive case.

DHHS is conducting an investigation into this person’s activities and has determined they remained at home while ill except to seek healthcare. NH DHHS will notify any persons who may have been in close contact with this person while infectious.

Despite increased testing in our communities, the NH DHHS has not yet identified any widespread transmission in NH nor individuals who test positive without clearly identified risk factors (e.g. travel or contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case). Any person who develops fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) should stay home away from others and seek health advice by phone from a healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and any risk factors for COVID-19. Given the increasing numbers of infections globally and around the United States, all persons should:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 10, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 10, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

DHHS is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak and emerging science in order to minimize the impact to the health of our population, including rapid identification, isolation, and testing of people with suspect COVID-19. DHHS is issuing the following updated guidance for our communities.

DHHS and the NH Department of Education (DOE) continue to work collaboratively to help school districts protect their school communities and address COVID-19 concerns, particularly for school districts who have school trips scheduled. Updated guidance for educational trips can be found at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/school-trip-guidance.pdf.

Because of the rapidly changing situation, DHHS and DOE recommend that schools closely scrutinize the purpose and destination of any planned travel and consider postponing any out-of-state travel for the time being. Because of travel restrictions in place in other countries, anybody who travels internationally risks difficulty returning and could potentially face quarantine in another country (e.g. Italy) and/or quarantine upon returning to New Hampshire based on the progression of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

A number of individuals have completed their quarantines and currently show no signs of illness, including those who participated in school trips to impacted areas. The cooperation and compliance of these individuals and their families has prevented potential spread of COVID-19. We thank them for exercising these important preventive measures that protect the health of their neighbors and communities.

Current Situation in NH

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(updated March 10, 2020, 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons Confirmed 1

2

Number of Persons Presumptive Positive, awaiting CDC confirmation 2

3

Number of Persons with Test Pending in PHL 3

10

Number of Persons Tested (closed, tested negative)

53

Total Number of Persons Provided Specimens

68

Number of Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

228

1Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2Includes specimens tested at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and other reference laboratories.
3Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 9, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update for March 9, 2020, on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

DHHS is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak and emerging science in order to minimize the impact to the health of our population, including rapid identification, isolation, and testing of people with suspect COVID-19. DHHS is issuing the following updated guidance for our communities.

Emerging data from China show that people with medical conditions and those older than 60 years are at increased risk of serious health complications and even dying if they become ill with COVID-19. Everyone should monitor the CDC’s Travel Health Notices and avoid travel to any country with a level 3 travel notice (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea). Older adults and those with other medical conditions should talk with their healthcare providers before any domestic or international travel and consider postponing travel to minimize their risk from COVID-19.

DHHS and the NH Department of Education (DOE) continue to work collaboratively to help school districts protect students and communities, and address COVID-19 concerns. We offer and update many resources available both through the DOE and DHHS. The most recent school guidance from DHHS can be found here. As the global COVID-19 epidemic unfolds, there are likely to be more people in NH identified with COVID-19, and close contacts will be asked to stay home and self-quarantine, which may directly affect students and school staff.

NH DHHS will continue to have a scientifically-based and collaborative response that balances reducing risk of disease transmission with school continuity. When DHHS identifies risk from COVID-19 to a school community that warrants closure, DOE and DHHS will collaboratively alert and advise the impacted SAU. Currently, there is no recommendation for 

any school to close over COVID-19 concerns. We continue to work with the NH DOE to keep school communities updated. It is critical that school districts coordinate their COVID-19 response with DHHS and DOE to make informed decisions to protect their communities.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 is Town Meeting Day in New Hampshire. To help prevent potential spread of COVID-19 at town meeting locations, the New Hampshire Secretary of State has provided the most recent CDC polling location guidance to town election officials. The above public health recommendations apply to all polling workers and attendees. In addition, the CDC recommends election officials implement the following COVID-19 precautions for town meeting locations:

Current Situation in NH

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated March 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m.)

Total Number of Persons Tested 56
Number of Confirmed Case(s) 1 2
Number of Persons Tested (current, presumptive positive) 3 2
Number of Persons Being Tested (current, test pending) 2 8
Number of Persons Tested (closed, tested negative) 44
Number of Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 225

1 Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
3 Includes specimens that have tested presumptive positive at NH PHL and are in route to CDC for confirmatory testing.

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website Monday through Friday to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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NH DHHS Issues Summary of March 8th Media Briefing
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following summary of today’s press briefing. 

On March 8, DHHS held a press briefing to discuss the two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, one in Rockingham County and one in Grafton County. State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan and Beth Daly, Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, discussed the COVID-19 investigation in New Hampshire and steps residents can take to limit further spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Summary of Dr. Chan’s remarks

Summary of Beth Daly’s remarks

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NH DHHS Announces Two New Presumptive Positive Test Results for COVID-19
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced two new presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

DHHS will hold a press conference on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Division of Public Health Services, 29 Hazen Drive in Concord.

One patient is an adult male from Grafton County who had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Hope Bible Fellowship at 114 Seminary Hill in West Lebanon, NH on March 1st at the morning service. Due to symptoms, this individual underwent testing at our public health laboratories today. The church has cancelled services and is working with NH DPHS to advise everyone who attended a coffee social at 9 AM or the worship services at 10 AM on Sunday March 1st to stay home and avoid contact with others for 14 days (through March 15th) and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who attended the March 1 social or service and has developed symptoms of fever or respiratory illness should immediately stay home and distance themselves from household members and contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after-hours: 603-271-5300).

Instructions for people to self-quarantine are available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf. The second patient is an adult male from Rockingham County who traveled to Italy. Due to symptoms consistent with COVID-19, this individual underwent testing today at our Public Health Laboratories.

DHHS is investigating to identify and notify individuals who may have been in close contact with either individual.

"These new cases broaden our investigation and our public health team is working to try and prevent further community transmission,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan. It is important for anybody in our communities who may have fever or other respiratory symptoms to practice social distancing and stay home when ill. We continue to work with hospitals and community organizations to respond to this challenging global COVID-19 outbreak."

DHHS conducted COVID-19 testing for both people today at the State Public Health Laboratories. Specimens from both patients will be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The two patients are isolated at home and being monitored by public health staff professionals. DHHS is investigating to identify and notify individuals who may have been in close contact with either individual.

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, all people should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

•           Stay home and avoid public places when sick (i.e. social distancing)

•           Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing

•           Wash hands frequently

•           Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick

•           Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva

•           Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 6, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today is issuing the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

On March 5, the Metropolitan Medical Response System, a highly-trained volunteer corps affiliated with DHHS, deployed to Lebanon to collect specimens from people determined to be potentially at risk for COVID-19. MMRS deployment was enabled by the Declaration of a Public Health Incident issued by DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette (see March 4 Daily Update). Specimens were collected from three community members for COVID-19 testing. MMRS is comprised of volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, EMTs, mental health professionals and non-medical personnel who provide medical support during public health events.

Household members such as family members, including children, of quarantined individuals are not required to quarantine. As long as they remain asymptomatic, they can leave the home and can go to public places like school and work. If the person being quarantined develops illness, household members must then also stay home on quarantine.

The State Public Health Laboratories (PHL) is now able to increase COVID-19 testing capacity after receiving additional testing supplies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The additional supplies will allow the PHL to test an additional 200 people who have been determined to qualify for testing in order be able to meet future demand for COVID-19 tests.

Testing capacity is also set to expand due to an announcement from Quest Diagnostics, the world’s largest diagnostic testing provider, that beginning Monday, March 9, it will make testing available to patients through their healthcare provider.

On March 5, the U.S. Senate approved legislation to provide $8.3 billion for COVID-19 response. Once the bill is signed by the President, the CDC will notify DHHS when the funding is available for NH. Information from the CDC on allowable uses of the funds is pending and the State will provide information on how the funds will be utilized to support the State’s and our communities’ response to COVID-19.

Current Situation in NH

 New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (updated March 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m.)

Total Number of Persons Tested 25
Number of Confirmed Case(s) 1 0
Number of Persons Being Tested
(current, test pending) 2
3
Number of Persons Tested
(current, presumptive positive) 3
2
Number of Persons Tested
(closed, tested negative)
20

1 Includes specimens confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.

2 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL).
3 Includes specimens that have tested presumptive positive at NH PHL and are in route to CDC for confirmatory testing.

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. DHHS is updating its website every morning around 9:00 am to include a current summary of testing actions.

Previous Updates

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions Last Updated: March 6, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020

The purpose of this document is to provide public health and community partners with frequently asked questions and answers that may be used to assist in responding to inquiries from their communities.

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NH DHHS Announces Second Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 and Update on Case Investigation Concerning First Presumptive Positive Case
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced the second presumptive positive test result in New Hampshire for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new 2019 coronavirus. This individual is an adult male from Grafton County who was in close contact with the first person to test positive for COVID-19 and is currently isolated at home. DHHS is awaiting confirmation of two presumptive positive test results by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DHHS has begun a contact investigation for the second person who tested positive. We expect additional cases may be identified that are related to this investigation.

 The contact investigation for the first person identified as a presumptive positive case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19 was initiated as soon as the person was identified for testing. Through the course of the investigation, DHHS has determined that the first patient, despite having been directed to self-isolate, attended an invitation-only private event on Friday, February 28. DHHS has issued an official order of isolation to the first patient under RSA-141-C:11. DHHS is contacting attendees who had close contact with the person during the event and notifying them to follow the recommended 14-day self-isolation.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has announced that the first person identified as a positive case is an employee. DHMC has identified staff who may have been exposed through close contact with the patient and will monitor those individuals’ self-monitoring or self-isolating. At this time, DHMC is not aware of exposure to any patients in clinical areas.

DHHS is managing the investigation into individuals in the community who may have been exposed to the virus. Any people determined to have been in close contact with the patient have been identified and are being notified. DHHS recommends that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days after the day they were potentially exposed. Any person who develops fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) should stay home away from other people and seek health advice by phone from either a healthcare provider or the NH DHHS at 603-271-4496 (after-hours 603-271-5300).

Any person who has not been contacted by DHHS but is concerned they may have been exposed to the virus should self-observe for symptoms. Instructions for people to self-observe for symptoms of COVID-19 are available here: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/2019-coronavirus-self-observation-guidelines.pdf.

If people develop symptoms such as fever or respiratory symptoms, they should contact a healthcare provider or the DHHS Division of Public Health Services at 603-271-4496.

DHHS continues to test for COVID-19 in the NH Public Health Laboratories. In addition to the presumptive positive test result, six tests have been conducted and identified as negative for the virus, and four tests are pending. DHHS is updating its website each morning by 9:00 am to include a current summary of testing actions.

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.

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What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Monday, March 2, 2020

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Fourth Person in New Hampshire is Being Tested for COVID-19 ~~Individual developed symptoms after travel to Italy~~
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a fourth person in New Hampshire who is being tested for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The illness caused by the new coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province China, and has since spread to at least 50 other countries, including the U.S. The person recently returned from travel to Italy and notified their healthcare provider after developing fever and respiratory symptoms within 14 days of travel. They are currently isolated and being monitored by public health clinicians and do not currently pose a threat to the public’s health. Preliminary COVID-19 test results are expected possibly as early as tomorrow. There have not been any cases of COVID-19 yet identified in New Hampshire.

 "We have heard concerns from communities about returning travelers from countries outside of China that are currently experiencing widespread transmission of COVID-19, such as Italy" said State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan. "Any returning travelers from countries that currently have a CDC travel advisory due to sustained or widespread COVID-19 transmission should monitor their health closely for development of fever or respiratory symptoms. If such symptoms develop within 14 days of travel to an affected country, the individual should seek health advice by phone from their healthcare provider and limit their contact with others. There is not currently a recommendation that individuals who have traveled to countries other than China should self-quarantine, but given the rapidly changing epidemic, these recommendations could change as the CDC adapts their response and traveler monitoring procedures. We are aware that some schools have students who traveled to Italy over February break and have instructed their students to stay home for 14 days from travel to affected regions. We will support schools in taking steps to protect their communities during this very dynamic and challenging situation, and we have released interim guidance to help school communities to address questions and concerns."

Guidance to schools can be found here: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/2019-coronavirus-schools-02292020.pdf

Instructions for returning travelers to self-observe for symptoms of COVID-19 are available here: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/2019-coronavirus-self-observation-guidelines.pdf

DHHS has additionally worked to develop COVID-19 testing capabilities in the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and has expedited the implementation process to ensure the State has the capacity to perform the test. Previously, all testing for COVID-19 was conducted by the CDC. We anticipate our PHL having testing capacity for COVID-19 by Monday March 2nd. The CDC is still conducting confirmatory tests on any presumptive positive test results to confirm states’ findings.

"We have asked all healthcare providers to screen patients presenting to healthcare facilities with fever or respiratory symptoms to determine whether those patients’ have traveled to countries identified with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 so that we can rapidly identify, isolate, and test patients with suspect COVID-19," continued Dr. Chan. "As we implement the COVID-19 test at our Public Health Laboratories this week, and given the global expansion of the COVID-19 epidemic, we expect more testing to take place in the coming weeks as we work to identify infections and prevent spread in our communities."

The U.S. expects to detect more introductions of COVID-19 through travel, as well as more person-to-person spread and community transmission of this virus. The CDC and New Hampshire are conducting aggressive containment efforts, including ongoing use of isolation and quarantine measures to decrease introductions and spread of the virus.

Because COVID-19, and all respiratory illnesses, are most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, residents should take the same precautions as those recommended to prevent the spread of influenza:

      Stay home and avoid public places when sick (i.e. social distancing)

      Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing

      Wash hands frequently

      Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick

      Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva

      Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

There is sustained and widespread transmission of COVID-19 in several countries. The CDC has currently issued travel advisories for the following countries, but given the rapidly changing situation, these advisories are frequently changing:

      Level 3 Travel Warning (avoid all nonessential travel due to widespread community transmission): China, Iran, Italy and South Korea

      Level 2 Travel Alert (practice enhanced precautions due to sustained community transmission): Japan

      Level 1 Travel Watch (practice usual precautions but limited community spread has been reported): Hong Kong

For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Businesses
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Many business organizations within New Hampshire are concerned about how the current outbreak of COVID-19 in China and other countries will impact their communities and are seeking ways to stay healthy. The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support our communities and medical providers by developing guidance and education materials.

What is the difference between seasonal coronaviruses and the virus causing COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses but there are different types of coronavirus within that family. Some frequently cause the common cold, but the virus causing COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that we believe moved from animals into humans and is infecting people for the first time.

What are common symptoms of COVID-19?
For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

How is COVID-19 spread?
This virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets (such as occur when an infected person coughs). Risk for transmission between people is highest with close contact (e.g., family members, healthcare settings).

 How is COVID-19 infection prevented or treated?
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent infection with this virus, and there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended once infected. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

How should businesses prepare for the potential of coronavirus in their community?

What preventive measures can employees and customers take to help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses?
Employees and customers should follow these steps to prevent the spread of respiratory infections:

What precautions should be taken for employees who traveled internationally?
Employees should avoid all travel to any locations for which CDC has issued a Level 3 travel notice. See CDC travel notice website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

Employees who have returned from mainland China are being monitored by public health authorities and must stay home for 14 days after their arrival.

Employees who have returned from other locations with travel notices for COVID-19 may continue to attend work. They should be counseled that if symptoms develop (e.g. fever, cough, or shortness of breath), they should:

Business cleaning procedures
Businesses should routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. No additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is recommended at this time. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. Provide disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (for example, doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks) can be wiped down by employees before each use.

Where can I go for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak?
Outbreaks involving COVID-19 evolve quickly and recommendations from public health officials may change as new information becomes available. Please check the following websites often for updated information:

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NH DHHS Continues Working with Healthcare Providers, Emergency Responders to Prepare for Potential Coronavirus Activity
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

CONCORD, NH - No New Hampshire residents have tested positive for COVID 19. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to prepare for potential community spread of the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 in New Hampshire. There are also steps New Hampshire residents can take now to protect themselves.

“The COVID-19 outbreak was first identified in China, and it has since spread to multiple other counties, which has appropriately caused concern about the potential impact on our New Hampshire communities. We have not yet identified any cases of COVID-19 in our State, and we have been working closely with our healthcare partners to be able to rapidly identify any individuals suspected of having COVID-19 in order to prevent further spread of this new virus,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan. “Given what we have seen in other countries, it is certainly possible that we could see community spread at some point in the U.S. and New Hampshire. Therefore, we continue to work with hospitals, emergency responders, community organizations, local health departments and public health partners to ensure they are prepared and have the resources they need to respond if and when the virus is present in New Hampshire.”

To date, NH DHHS key activities have included:

• Activating our Incident Management Team to coordinate our public health response with emergency services, homeland security officials, and other public health partners

• Identifying and investigating people with suspect COVID-19 and their close contacts

• Implementing illness monitoring and quarantine for travelers returning from mainland China

• Preparing and shipping specimens to CDC for testing while simultaneously working with CDC to implement the testing locally here in the NH Public Health Laboratories

• Providing technical guidance and information to healthcare and public health partners through health alerts, written guidance and webinars

• Informing the public on prevention measures through media interviews and social media posts

• Planning for future potential for community transmission in the United States including addressing needs for medical surge, community mitigation, and providing housing, transportation, and wrap-around services (e.g. food) for people under isolation or quarantine due to illness or exposure

• Maintaining situational awareness for 2019 Novel Coronavirus across the globe and providing updates to stakeholders

• Maintaining daily communications with federal partners including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and other national organizations

• Maintaining regular communications with other state agencies, local health departments, and other partners

• Informing the public on respiratory disease prevention measures through media interviews and social media posts

“This is a rapidly changing situation and we are working closely with our federal, State and local partners to collectively address the challenges of COVID-19,” Dr. Chan continued. “We are closely monitoring the outbreak and remain committed to working with concerned residents, communities and health care providers so we can be prepared to respond and protect the health and well-being of our communities.”

To protect themselves against this new coronavirus and the many different respiratory viruses that we know circulate this time of year in New Hampshire, NH DHHS continues to recommend that all residents take the following precautions:

• Stay home and avoid public places when sick (i.e. social distancing)

• Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing

• Wash hands frequently

• Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of a person who is sick

• Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, or other utensils or objects that may transmit saliva

• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

For more information on COVID-19, including webinars, health alerts and fact sheets, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.

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Mental Health First Aid Rescheduled for March 16th!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Due to inclement weather predicted for Wednesday evening February 26th into Thursday evening February 27th throughout the region, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training has been rescheduled.  Monday, March 16th is the new date for MHFA. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Participation in this training is still available (and free of charge). Register online: http://bit.ly/MHFA-Feb2020

NCHC's Spring 2020 Community Health Worker Training open for registration
Monday, February 10, 2020

North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) has opened registration for its Spring 2020 Community Health Worker Training, beginning on March 5th in Littleton, for community members who wish to enhance their practical skills and knowledge for work in a Community Health role.

The upcoming 9-week CHW course will jump start and sharpen participants' skills and know-how to be a Community Health Worker (or other roles under the CHW umbrella) for a current job— or for entering a new field or volunteer opportunity that positions them to help individuals, families, and/or communities to improve their health, find and access needed services, and improve conditions for health. Though not an exhaustive list, some of the types of roles and functions found in the community, which fall under the CHW umbrella, are patient advocate, outreach worker, home visitor, and other positions that provide coaching, social support, or care coordination. Past participants of the CHW Trainings have included individuals who work for health or social service organizations and have been sent by their employer for job training, as well as those who have pursued opportunities that put their new CHW skills to work.

NCHC's Community Health Worker Training meets weekly on Thursdays, between March 5th – April 30th, from 9 AM – 3:30 PM. Aligned with current National standards of Community Health Worker core competencies, the course curriculum covers: Communication strategies, care connections, CHW processes, health-related topics, resource building, problem solving, action planning, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Referred to as "change talk," MI is an evidence-based style of collaborative communication that helps people resolve their ambivalence in order to move towards behavior change. The dedicated Motivational Interviewing segment of the CHW Training spans two days on the Thursday and Friday of March 19th and 20th, from 9 AM – 4 PM, each day.

Enrollment in CHW Training is $950.00, which covers the cost of the course and materials. To learn more about NCHC's upcoming Community Health Worker Training, or to register, visit: http://bit.ly/Spring2020CHW. If you have any questions about the Community Health Worker Training Program, contact: chw@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-4669.

 The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC, visit: www.NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700.

Community Health Worker (CHW) training for Spring 2020 begins on March 5th at the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) in Littleton for community members who wish to enhance their practical skills and knowledge for work in a Community Health role. To sign up for the 9-week training, click the link to register online: http://bit.ly/Spring2020CHW

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop series offered at Weeks Medical Center, free of charge
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Are you living with or caring for a loved one with a chronic condition(s), such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain, or anxiety? Join the Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop to gain support and find practical ways to help manage your health, keep active, and feel more in charge of your life—or help a loved one to do so. Sign up for free by calling: (603)259-4805.

Better Choices, Better Health is a program created and tested at Stanford University, with proven results. Program participants have been shown to improve in areas such as exercise, general health, fatigue, and spending fewer days in the hospital. Meeting once per week for six weeks, participants will be guided to make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they come across in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Topics covered during the class series include: techniques to deal with difficult emotions, fatigue, and pain; exercise tips for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, endurance and preventing falls; medication usage; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition and weight management; action-planning, decision-making … and more!

The upcoming Better Choices, Better Health workshop will take place at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:30 PM on the following dates: February 17, 24 & March 2, 9, 16, and 23. Space is limited. Register for free online: http://bit.ly/BCBH-Weeks. Contact the program leaders, John at (603) 259-4805, or Amber at (603) 259-4804.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To learn more about Community Health Worker services, the Ways2Wellness CONNECT program, and other initiatives of NCHC, visit: www.NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700.

 

Community Health Workers from the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), John Gilbert (left) and Amber Culver (right) will be holding a six-week class series, Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-management Program at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:30 PM beginning  February 17th. This free class is offered to anyone who is managing a chronic condition(s)—such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain, or anxiety— or is a caretaker for someone else who is. Sign up by calling: (603)259-4805

Pleasure Unwoven film screening followed by panel discussion on January 22nd to shift understanding of addiction
Friday, January 3, 2020

Stand Up Androscoggin Valley (SUAV) together with the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) invites the community to a free screening of the film, Pleasure Unwoven, followed by a panel discussion to understand addiction as a disorder of the brain. The event is on January 22nd  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham. As the 4th Pleasure Unwoven screening event offered in the North Country, it is part of the "North Country Speaks Recovery" campaign launched by NCHC to shift the community understanding of substance use disorder and to increase recovery support for residents.

On Wednesday, January 22nd, doors to the Medallion Opera House will open at 5:00 PM, providing time to visit resource fair tables before opening remarks at 5:30 PM. All attendees are encouraged to join the panel discussion at 7:00 PM. The panel will include, Dr. Lars Nielson, the prescribing physician for both Doorways in Littleton and Berlin, as well as representatives from Coos County Family Health Services, the Family Resource Center of Coos and Northern Grafton County, and other local experts, people in recovery, and their family members.

"To study addiction is to look at some of the basic concepts of what it means to be human," said producer, Dr. Kevin McCauley, of his film, Pleasure Unwoven, a personal journey about addiction. "Pleasure, memories, our genes, our ability to cope with stress, even free-will itself takes place in an organ that embodies who we are; addiction is a disorder of the brain."

Any questions about the event can be directed to Heidi Ballentine, Community & Professional Education Coordinator of the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) at North Country Health Consortium: hballentine@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-1744.

This event is being supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D04RH31641 for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program and grant number H1URH32387 for the Rural Health Opioid Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) and other NCHC programs supporting substance misuse prevention and substance use disorders, visit NCHCNH.org.

Pleasure Unwoven, a film that provides an in-depth look at the debate over whether or not addiction can really be considered a disease, is coming to Gorham on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5 – 8 PM at the Medallion Opera House. The event, including a panel discussion of local addiction and recovery experts, as well as people in recovery and their families, is being offered in the North Country as part of the “North Country Speaks Recovery” campaign launched by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC).

Prevention is... NCHC's 2019 Annual Report available in digital format!
Thursday, December 12, 2019

This year, for the North Country Health Consortium’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Annual Report, the NCHC team rallied around the theme of Prevention— a term used in its broadest sense, and across all of NCHC's diverse program areas. In highlighting what "Prevention is…" we realize that we have certainly covered a lot of ground and had much to celebrate in 2019 alongside our collaborating partners and communities! Looking forward to 2020, we invite you to reflect back on 2019 with us as you peruse the pages of NCHC’s 2019 Annual Report:

Prevention Is... Hear from North Country Prevention champions!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

What is prevention? The following video produced by NCHC's Substance Misuse Prevention team was featured in November at North Country Health Consortium's 2019 Annual Meeting. We invite you to hear more about what Prevention is from some of the community-level faces of prevention in  North Country communities:

NCHC invites Partners & Friends to Celebrate Prevention at its 2019 Annual Meeting!
Monday, November 4, 2019

Partners, Friends, and Community Members -

Please join the North Country Health Consortium to celebrate another year of growth and achievement at NCHC’s 2019 Annual Meeting!

The theme of the event this year is Prevention, in the North Country and across NCHC programs. We will be taking a look back to highlight What Prevention Is... and how this past year of collaboration, and initiatives encapsulates Prevention!

NCHC is pleased to welcome our Featured Speakers...

- Tym Rourke, Director of New Hampshire Tomorrow, a comprehensive partnership bringing together hundreds of organizations and businesses towards a single goal: increasing opportunities so that young people can reach their potential and be ready to contribute to New Hampshire’s communities and workforce.

- Kerry Nolte, Clinical Assistant Professor, Harm Reduction Education & Technical Assistance Project Director of UNH Nursing.

Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Please register online BY Tuesday, November 5th: http://bit.ly/PreventionisNCHC2019 

Questions? Contact Karen: khoyt@NCHCNH.org

Senator Shaheen attends roundtable discussion with HASMPC members
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

On October 8th, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited Woodsville to learn more about the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant and its impact on the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), a DFC grant recipient under the administrative home of the North Country Health Consortium, a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton.

 At the end of September, NCHC staff members, including Mariah Coulstring, Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator for HASMPC, had attended a legislative forum in Milford where she presented the Coalition’s accomplishments alongside other DFC grantees from across the state advocating for their programs. After the presentation, Senator Shaheen approached the NCHC team and requested the opportunity to come to the North Country to learn more about HASMPC and personally hear from members of the Coalition. 

Gathered around the table to meet Senator Shaheen and members of her staff that afternoon at Woodsville High School were Chief Executive Officer of NCHC, Nancy Frank, who provided introductions, SAU 23 Superintendent, Laurie Melanson, who followed to welcome the group, as well as Woodsville High School students and members of Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA). One by one, attending HASMPC members provided a historical timeline for the Coalition, including relevant statistics of youth substance use, and highlighted the Coalition’s priorities and initiatives throughout the tenure of the DFC grant: Drug Take Back Day, various chem-free community events, sticker shock campaigns, and community education sessions, including opportunities to learn about the dangers of vaping and detecting drug use and risky behaviors in teens for parents.

"Reaching young people through prevention and educational initiatives is fundamental to turning the tide of the substance use disorder epidemic," said Shaheen via Facebook following her October 8th visit, "I’ll continue to work across the aisle to support youth prevention programs such as the DFC program."

The Mission of the HASMPC is "to reduce and prevent substance abuse among youth by working together to build a healthy, safe and drug-free community." The Coalition is made up of citizen stakeholders representing 12 different sectors, including, state and local government, substance misuse organizations, youth, parents, business, media, schools, youth serving organizations, law enforcement, civic organizations, religious organizations, and healthcare.

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC and the North Country Regional Prevention Network, visit: www.nchcnh.org or call (603)259-3700. Find the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC) on Facebook to stay up to date on Coalition activities: https://www.facebook.com/hasmpc/

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited the North Country to attend a roundtable discussion at Woodsville High School on October 8th with members of the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), North Country Health Consortium, and Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA).

 

Following a roundtable discussion at Woodsville High School to discuss the impact of Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant funding on the local community and the accomplishments of the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), Shaheen paused for a photo op with Coalition members (Front, left to right): Don Waterman, Wells River Village Trustee and 302 Cares Coalition liaison, Kaycee Reagan, Junior at Woodsville High School and HASMPC’s Youth Sector Representative, Karen Woods, Administrative Director of Cottage Hospital and HASMPC Chair, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mariah Coulstring, HASMPC Program Coordinator, Nancy Frank, CEO of North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), (Back, left to right): Shauna Kimball, Bridge Weekly, Sherri Sargent, Director of Haverhill Recreation Center, Mike Strauch, Dean of Students at Woodsville High School, Steve Robbins, EMT of Woodsville Rescue Ambulance, Marcie Hornick, Grafton County Attorney.

North Country Health Consortium earns three-year CARF accreditation
Friday, September 6, 2019

A CARF three-year accreditation was awarded to the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) for its Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an international accreditor of health and human services providers. CARF’s decision to designate three years to the Consortium represents the highest level of accreditation that can be granted to an organization.

"This achievement is truly a testament to our entire organization and team at large," said Nancy Frank, Chief Executive Officer of the North Country Health Consortium. "NCHC’s overarching mission to improve the health status of Northern New Hampshire means not only do we care for individuals, taking a genuine, person-centered approach with our clients accessing services for substance use disorder, but we’re also mindful that our programming must be supported by a strong organizational foundation in order to do this important work."

 As described on CARF International’s website, "The CARF accreditation process starts with an organization’s commitment to continuous improvement and culminates with external review and recognition that the business and service practices meet international standards of quality—with all the steps in between focused on optimal outcomes for the persons served and sustained organizational success."

 During NCHC’s review, CARF surveyors visited all NCHC locations, including the North Country Health Consortium’s headquarters in Littleton, the Friendship House residential substance use disorder clinical services treatment facility in Bethlehem, and satellite sites in Berlin, Woodsville, and Center Conway. In addition to interviewing staff, as well as community partners, clients, and their families, surveyors evaluate organizational practices and review appropriate policies against rigorous CARF standards that champion quality care, services, and safety for clients seeking recovery.

 North Country Health Consortium offers Residential treatment and Intensive Outpatient services for substance use disorder at its 28-bed residential facility, Friendship House, in Bethlehem. Outpatient substance use disorder services are also available at NCHC’s satellite locations in Berlin, Woodsville, and Center Conway. If you would like to speak to an Intake Coordinator about entering treatment and the appropriate recovery pathway for you or a loved one, call: (603) 869-2210

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To learn more about NCHC’s Substance Use Disorder Clinical Services and other programs, visit NCHCNH.org.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) team came together to celebrate NCHC’s recent receipt of a CARF three-year accreditation for its Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs, demonstrating its commitment to quality care and outcomes for clients seeking recovery for substance use disorder and continued organizational success. If you would like to speak to an NCHC Intake Coordinator about entering treatment and the appropriate recovery pathway for you or a loved one, call: (603) 869-2210

North Country Health Consortium Recognized as Prevention Provider of the Year
Friday, July 26, 2019

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) was recognized as the 2019 recipient of the Prevention Provider of the Year Award by the NH Providers Association (NHPA).

 Nominated by Ryan Fowler, certified recovery support worker with Granite Pathways, Fowler presented the award to NCHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Frank, and Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Greg Williams, at NHPA’s Annual Meeting on July 18th.

 "I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of our entire Prevention team," said Nancy Frank. "This speaks to the dedication of our staff, without whom the depth and breadth of the work that we do in the North Country would not be possible. We thank the NH Providers Association for this incredible honor."

 NCHC was recognized for its pragmatic approach to prevention. Fowler highlighted NCHC achievements, including its work facilitating: five local coalitions, a Drug-Free Communities grant, Student Assistance Programming (SAP) throughout the North Country, Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, National Drug Take Day, educational opportunities, such as Drug Recognition and dangers of vaping presentations, Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA), Young Adult Strategies, and, in the past two years, the installation of permanent prescription drug drop boxes in five additional communities.

Each year, the NH Providers Association selects award recipients for recognition at their annual meeting, with accolades including Provider of the Year for Treatment, Recovery, as well as Prevention. Nominated with careful consideration of criteria set forth by the NHPA Board of Directors and selected by vote of the Association’s entire membership, award recipients are "those whose exceptional delivery of services to the community sets a high standard of quality and impact in the substance abuse and behavioral health field."

 Selected amongst Nashua and Manchester Public Health Networks as nominees, the North Country Health Consortium was humbled to receive the honor of 2019 Prevention Provider of the Year.

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To learn more about Substance Misuse Prevention initiatives in the North Country region, contact NCHC’s Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Greg Williams: gwilliams@NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700 x295. For more information about NCHC, visit NCHCNH.org.

North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) was honored to receive the Prevention Provider of the Year Award on July 18th at the NH Providers Association 2019 Annual Meeting. In attendance to receive the award were (bottom right to left): NCHC Board President, Ed Shanshala, CEO of NCHC, Nancy Frank, and NCHC’s Substance misuse Prevention (SMP) team, including: North Country SMP Coordinator, Greg Williams, Director of Programs, Amy Jeroy, Drug Free Community Coordinator for the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), Mariah Coulstring, Continuum of Care/Student Assistance Program (SAP) Facilitator, Stephanie Gould, and Management Information System Administrator, Drew Brown.

The 2019 North Country Community Compass is here!
Monday, July 15, 2019

The 2019 North Country Community Compass is now available! Start navigating local resources for substance use disorder by clicking on the link or image (below) to access and share the electronic version:

 

STEM-Health Careers Summer Camp registration open, sign up your middle schoolers!
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Parents: School is out for the summer! Do you have your middle schoolers’ vacation days filled with fun and enriching activities? Just in time, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Health-Careers Summer Camp at the Hugh J. Gallen Career and Technical Center in Littleton, is open for registration and enrolling students entering 6th – 8th grade for the 5-day long camp on July 15th – 19th from 9 AM – 3 PM, each day.

In its 10th year, the STEM-Health Careers Summer Camp, an initiative of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) in partnership with Littleton’s Gallen Career and Technical Center, continues to provide students with a local, low-cost opportunity to engage in STEM-focused activities, while exploring an array of health careers. This year’s camp line-up includes: simulated cardiac scenarios with state-of-the-art simulators, midwifery and childbirth, work with therapy dogs, optometry and vision care, oral health and hygiene, physical fitness, and more.

 Cost of the camp is $100 per camper. Scholarships are available and may be requested on the registration form. Parents are encouraged to register their middle school students early to secure a spot. To register online, go to:  http://bit.ly/LittletonSTEMCamp2019, or access the paper application found at http://bit.ly/STEM-Health2019 and mail the completed form to the North Country Health Consortium located at 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230, Littleton, NH 03561.

 North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers in northern New Hampshire. For more information about the STEM-Health Careers Summer Camps initiative or the Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (NNH AHEC), a program of NCHC that co-hosts the STEM Health-Careers Camp program, contact: lremick@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700, x219. To learn more about NCHC, visit: NCHCNH.org

At STEM-Health Careers Summer Camp (2018), sponsored by North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) and the Hugh J. Gallen Career and Technical Center in Littleton, campers participate in a variety of activities based in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while exploring different career opportunities in the health field. Find out more at NCHCNH.org, click on the 'Area Health Education Center' button.

North Woods Speaks Recovery series to screen 'Pleasure Unwoven' followed by panel discussion on June 27th to shift understanding of addiction
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Colebrook Area North Woods Action Committee (NWAC) together with the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) invites the community to a screening of the film, Pleasure Unwoven, followed by a panel discussion to understand addiction as a brain disease. This upcoming event is on June 27th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook and is the second event of the "North Woods Speaks Recovery" series launched by NWAC and NCHC to shift the community understanding of substance use disorder and to increase recovery support for residents.

On Thursday, June 27th, doors to the Tillotson Center will open at 5:00 PM, providing time to visit the resource fair tables and purchase snacks at the concession stand before the screening of Pleasure Unwoven begins at 5:30 PM. All attendees are encouraged to join the panel discussion at 6:40 PM to listen, share thoughts, and learn from other community members, including families and individuals in recovery and other experts in the field of addiction. "To study addiction is to look at some of the basic concepts of what it means to be human," said producer, Dr. Kevin McCauley, of his film, Pleasure Unwoven, a personal journey about addiction. "Pleasure, memories, our genes, our ability to cope with stress, even free-will itself takes place in an organ that embodies who we are-- addiction is a disorder of the brain."

Any questions about the event can be directed to Heidi Ballentine, Program Coordinator of the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) at North Country Health Consortium: hballentine@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-1744.

This event is being supported by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, as well as with Federal support awarded to NCHC from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and Human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) and other NCHC programs supporting substance misuse prevention and substance use disorders, visit NCHCNH.org.

Members of the Colebrook area North Woods Action Committee (NWAC) in partnership with the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) invites all community members to the second event of the "North Woods Speaks Recovery" series, a screening of the film, Pleasure Unwoven, followed by a panel discussion to understand addiction as a brain disease, on Thursday, June 27th from 5-7:30 PM at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The planning committee for this event includes (from left to right): NWAC members, Paul Pack and Ellen Pack, NCHC Program Coordinator of the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM), Heidi Ballentine, NWAC members, Laurie Wells and Jim Davis, and NCHC’s Regional Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Coordinator, Greg Williams.

North Country students Rise "UP" for positive change and prevention at the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference is in the books! With almost 200 students throughout Coos and Northern Grafton Counties gathered on May 29th at the Mount Washington Hotel, the ball room was abuzz with excited energy throughout the evening as students mingled to the beats of DJ GenReal in the backdrop, engaged with keynote speakers, and presented before their peers alongside classmates and other students—all in the name of standing UP for positive change, speaking UP against bullying and drug and alcohol misuse, and lifting one another UP in the process.

 The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) organized and sponsored the event, partnering with 11 local schools to gather the crowd of youth, along with Student Assistance Professionals (SAPs) and chaperones, to represent their respective schools: Berlin High School, Davenport School, Gorham High School, Groveton High School, Lin-Wood High School, Lisbon High School, North Country Charter Academy, White Mountains Regional High School, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, Lancaster Elementary School, and Whitefield Elementary School.

 The UP lineup was kicked off by national mental health and youth motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden, who shared his perspective as a man living with mental illness and the importance of a growth mindset to own your behavior and choices.

 Student attendees then took to the stage to present videos they produced for the "Magnify Your Voice" video contest. Standing for other students like herself who have been bullied for their looks and sexual orientation, Sophomore student-athlete of White Mountains Regional High School, Lily Kenison, was awarded the 1st Place UP Cup for her story of getting heckled on the basketball court during an away game and how she was able to rise above the bullying with the help of her teammates and community. Woodsville High School Sophomore and member of the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), Kaycee Reagan, received the Runner UP Cup for her video spotlighting a conversation with Legislator Corey Booker to whom she advocated for the substance misuse needs of her community.  

 Wrapping up the UP Granite Youth Conference, founder and lead percussionist of the group, Recycled Percussion, Justin Spencer, captivated the audience with his message of purpose and gratitude. Telling the story of his now nationally-acclaimed group’s humble rise to success, Spencer was a local New Hampshire high school Junior from a rough background when he founded Recycled Percussion to enter a talent show, which the group ultimately did not win. "When you don’t have a lot," said Spencer, "it’s a gift because you know what it feels like to not have a lot. The gift of gratitude is planted inside of you. That’s your purpose."

 Funding for this event was provided in part by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services and from generous sponsors, including: Dobles Foundation, Genfoot America, Black Crow Project, Jerry Jam Music Festival, Chutters, Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Drummond’s Mountain Shop, and other anonymous donors.

 The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. To learn more about the UP Granite Youth Conference and how your school can get involved next year, contact NCHC’s Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Greg Williams: gwilliams@NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700 x295. For more information about NCHC, visit NCHCNH.org.

Almost 200 students from 11 schools across the North Country attended the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference hosted by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) on May 29, 2019 at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH.

Student representatives of Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA) (Left to right), Bailey Saladino, Nic Wade, Kai Goode, and Sophia Schoenbeck helped kick off the festivities at the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference by leading the crowd in a round of ice-breaker Bingo.  

(Left to Right) Ayriana Young-Baker of Lancaster Elementary School, Malakai Valdez of White Mountains Regional High School, McKenzie Pape of Groveton High School, Kaycee Reagan of Woodsville High School, Lily Kenison of White Mountains Regional High School, and Isaiah Tillison of North Country Charter Academy took the stage to present the video each of their respective groups produced for the "Magnify Your Voice" video contest at the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference.

Sophomores at White Mountains Regional High School and Woodsville High School, respectively, Lily Kenison (left) was awarded the 1st Place UP Cup, while Kaycee Reagan (right) received the Runner UP Cup, for their video submissions in the "Magnify Your Voice" video contest at the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference in May, 2019.  

Students Assistance Professionals (SAPs), (from back, left to right) Chad Steen of Lin-Wood High School, Amy Manhard of North Country Charter Academy, and Kattie McKinnon of White Mountains Regional High School, exchange smiles and resources with the regional SAP Coordinator, Stephanie Gould from the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) during the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference.

Lead percussionist and founder of the group, Recycled Percussion, Justin Spencer (right), flashes a peace sign and smile at the camera alongside Regional Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Coordinator of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), Greg Williams (left), right before Spencer delivers his endnote talk to wrap up the 2nd Annual UP Granite Youth Conference on May 29, 2019. 

NCHC hosts free FEMA training on Preparedness Planning for Access & Functional Needs for emergency managers, public safety
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is pleased to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bring to the region the training entitled, "Response Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs in Rural Communities." The target audience includes: emergency managers, public safety and municipal officials, emergency preparedness coordinators for hospitals and long-term care facilities, and other entities that have clients with these identified needs. This important training will be held on June 18th from 8 AM – 4 PM at Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH) in Littleton. Registration is free and space is limited. To reserve your spot, go online to: http://bit.ly/NCHCMTG403

This MGT 403 course will assist in preparing emergency officials of rural communities, like the North Country, in meeting the assistance and safety needs of older adults and individuals with access and functional needs in the event of a crisis scenario. The eight-hour curriculum will provide an overview on crisis planning and response (Incident Command System, or ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as well as focused discussion on the needs and care issues of older adults, with an emphasis on individuals from assisted living and nursing homes.  For questions regarding the upcoming training, contact North Country Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator, Jim Richardson: jrichardson@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x255. Register for MGT 403 Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Planning for Rural Communities online at http://bit.ly/NCHCMTG403

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC, the regional Public Health Network, and other Emergency Preparedness initiatives in the North Country, visit: www.NCHCNH.org

NCHC's Ways2Wellness CONNECT program offers website with local resources to help you get healthy in the North Country
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ways2Wellness CONNECT, a program of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is based in the idea that "health starts at home."  Medical providers are essential when dealing with illness or a chronic disease, but so many of the small steps taken to get healthy are the things people do in their everyday lives.

 The Ways2Wellness website at ways2wellness.org is for those looking for ways to make small changes to their lifestyles that can impact their health in big ways. This website offers ideas and links to resources to eat healthy, be active, stress less, and make connections in the community.  All suggestions and resources are locally sourced or accessible to residents of Coos and Northern Grafton Counties, and the ideas are universal and helpful to everyone. To learn more, head to the website, ways2wellness.org, and click on the button that reads, "I want to get healthy."

 The Ways2Wellness website is part of a program at NCHC called Ways2Wellness CONNECT.  Through the Ways2Wellness CONNECT program, residents of Coos and Northern Grafton Counties who are 55 and over and managing a chronic disease— such as heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes— can be connected with a trained Community Health Worker (CHW) to help them reach their goals. A CHW does not provide clinical services, but instead is a liaison— or bridge —between the patient and healthcare or social services providers. CHWs help people find the direction that meets their needs and desired goals, while translating and simplifying the often-complex healthcare and social service "landscape."

 If you want to find out more about the Ways2Wellness CONNECT CHW program, visit ways2wellness.org and click the "Learn more about Ways2Wellness" button. This part of the website shares details about the Community Health Worker program, including how healthcare providers and social service organizations can refer patients to be matched with a CHW, and success stories, like Rosie’s, a local resident and CHW client (pictured below). Rosie has worked hard with a Community Health Worker, John, to get to know resources that can provide her with the services she needs to live a happy and healthy life. Like many other independent North Country residents, it was hard at first for Rosie to accept help, but after developing a trusting relationship with her CHW, Rosie and John became a team and tackled her health goals together.

 When it comes to your health, what small step might you be willing to take? Ways2Wellness.org has a "Personal Assessment" that you can take to help you get started!

 The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Ways2Wellness CONNECT program and how to get referred to a Community Health Worker (CHW), visit: NCHCNH.org or contact Way2Wellness CONNECT Program Manager, Annette Carbonneau: acarbonneau@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x221. Explore ways2wellness.org to learn about local resources and tips for getting healthy in the North Country.

Littleton resident, Rosie, catches up with Community Health Worker (CHW) from the North Country Health Consortium’s (NCHC), John Gilbert, during a regular check-in meeting at Rosie’s home, where they discuss health issues that are important to her and how to stay on track with her goals. During their talk, John shares with Rosie the Ways2Wellness.org website, which boasts tips and local resources for community members to stay healthy in the North Country.

Clean out your medicine cabinet for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th!
Monday, April 15, 2019

Clean out your medicine cabinet! Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM – 2 PM is National Drug Take Back Day and participating police departments throughout the North Country are calling on residents to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications to their local drop box located at the following police stations: Berlin, Bethlehem, Carroll, Colebrook, Gorham, Groveton, Haverhill, Lancaster, Littleton, Lisbon, and Whitefield.

 Accepted items for drop boxes at all locations are prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Illegal drugs, needles, lotions or liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, and hydrogen peroxide will not be accepted for collection. People depositing medications at drop box sites should keep medicines in their original containers and must be the prescription holder of the medicines for disposal.

 Twice a year across the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declares Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Leading up to each bi-annual Take Back event in April and October, prevention specialists and advocate groups across the state, meet at the DEA Manchester District Office to strategize for their respective regions. Representing the North Country, staff members from the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC)—including the regional Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Coordinator, Greg Williams, and Drug Free Community (DFC) Coordinator of the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), Mariah Coulstring— joined other Prevention workers and advocates to plan for the upcoming April 27th Drug Take Back Day. Along with Take Back Day activities, other safe drug disposal initiatives that the group discussed include the Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, a drug disposal pouch provided by the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (ralinh.org), which gives people an easy method to deactivate and dispose of unused, expired or unneeded medications in their own home.

 "The state of NH together collected 11,880 pounds of unneeded medications during the last Drug Take Back Day in October, 2018," said Williams. "815 pounds of that came from the North Country. Let’s beat those numbers together, as a state and region!"

 For the 15th bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM – 2 PM, community members are encouraged to deposit their unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at a participating North Country police station: Berlin, Bethlehem, Carroll, Colebrook, Gorham, Groveton, Haverhill, Lancaster, Littleton, Lisbon, and Whitefield.

North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers in northern New Hampshire. For more information about participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, acquiring a permanent prescription drug drop box in your local community, or other Substance Misuse Prevention efforts, contact: gwilliams@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700, x295. To learn more about NCHC, visit: NCHCNH.org

Leading Up to National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019, North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) staff members, Mariah Coulstring (left), Drug Free Community (DFC) Coordinator of the Haverhill Area Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition (HASMPC), and Greg Williams (right), regional Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Coordinator, met at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Manchester District Office to strategize with other prevention specialists throughout the state for the bi-annual initiative. Mariah and Greg are pictured in front of the DEA, Manchester with DEA Special Agent overseeing the state of New Hampshire, Jon DeLena.

North Woods Speaks Recovery event on May 2nd to kickoff community conversation around recovery
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Colebrook Area North Woods Action Committee (NWAC) in partnership with the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) invites all to come together for an open discussion about addiction and recovery on Thursday, May 2 for the North Woods Speaks Recovery kick-off event at the Colebrook Elementary School. All community members are invited to attend to expand their understanding of substance use disorder and the opioid crisis. The kick-off event will start at 5:15pm beginning with a free spaghetti dinner. Program activities and presentations will follow from 6 - 7:30 PM. The evening will include an update on the Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS), a lineup of local guest speakers to share their personal recovery stories, and an open question and answer discussion session.

 NWAC Co-chair, Laurie Wells, invites all and shares that "We are working in collaboration with our community members, North Country organizations, and neighbors to come together to learn and understand substance use disorder to reduce stigma and build compassion. Please help us bring the change that our communities need by joining us on May 2nd for the kick-off event in learning how we as community members can be a part of the solution." Another NWAC member, Megan Fellows, adds that, "Substance misuse isn’t something that’s happening somewhere else. As a community, we can come together and be part of the solution."

 Registration is appreciated, but not required to attend. Childcare is provided for the evening. To register for the North Woods Speaks Recovery Kick-Off Event on May 2nd from 5:15 – 7:30 PM at the Colebrook Elementary School, go online to http://bit.ly/NWSpeaksKickoff. Any questions about the event can be directed to Heidi Ballentine, Program Coordinator of the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) at North Country Health Consortium: hballentine@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-1744.

This event is being supported by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, as well as with Federal support awarded to NCHC from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

 The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and Human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) and other NCHC programs supporting substance misuse prevention and substance use disorders, visit NCHCNH.org.

Submit your SUD recovery story for the #NorthCountrySpeaksRecovery Video Project!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Are you in recovery? Are you inspired to share your substance use disorder recovery story?

North Country Health Consortium's Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) is requesting video submissions for #NorthCountrySpeaksRecovery, a project that aims to reduce stigma, create a unified recovery voice in the North Country, and empower individuals in recovery to speak out.

Your video could be featured in the #NorthCountrySpeaksRecovery Social Media series during the week of April 22-26 on North Country Health Consortium’s Facebook page!

The project objective is to create and submit a 3-5-minute video that highlights your recovery. The video must include:

The focus of your video should be on personal recovery and not addiction.

Please submit your video no later than April 12th for consideration to be part the series. Go to the following link for more information: http://bit.ly/NorthCountrySpeaksRecovery2019

Know someone with an inspiring recovery journey?  Click the following link to share the #NorthCountrySpeaksRecovery Video project flyer and encourage them to submit a video. 

Visit North Country Health Consortium’s Facebook page during the week of April 22-26 to tune in to #NorthCouintrySpeaksRecovery and join the Recovery Conversation, learn about recovery pathways, local resources, and other information!

Questions? Contact WARM Program Manager, Diana Gibbs: dgibbs@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x222

Berlin region prepares to exercise emergency preparedness drill on April 13th
Friday, March 1, 2019

BERLIN – Don’t be alarmed if you see several local police cars, fire trucks, and NH State vehicles steering through town on Saturday, April 13th, and gathering at Berlin High School. There will be an exercise (drill) taking place to test and improve the Berlin region’s overall preparedness for an emergency event.

The exercise is fictional and will simulate a bio-terrorism event requiring Berlin area residents to receive antibiotics. The scope of this initiative is a collaborative effort between several organizations from the local and state levels, including: City of Berlin (Emergency Management, SAU 3, and Police and Fire Departments etc.); the towns of Gorham and Milan; North Country Public Health Network – North Country Health Consortium; NH Department of Health and Human Services; and NH Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

In the event of an actual public health emergency that would require providing protective medications or vaccinations to residents, regional dispensing clinics, known as “PODs,” would be open to area residents. The exercise on April 13th will run and test the Berlin region’s POD, which is located at Berlin High School. During the drill, medical and emergency personnel, volunteers, and other staff will simulate receiving and providing antibiotics. The incident is not real; however, response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible.

The location of the exercise at Berlin High School will be clearly marked. For the safety of the community and in order to complete the exercise in a realistic environment, the exercise area will not be open to the general public. However, any community members who are interested in participating in the drill are welcome to volunteer as “actors” to walk through the POD and simulate receiving antibiotics. All actors, including their family members, must be pre-registered in order to participate (anyone who is not registered will not be permitted on the premises). To register as a volunteer actor, complete the online form: http://bit.ly/BerlinPOD-Actor

If you have any questions or concerns about the exercise, contact Chief John Lacasse, City of Berlin Fire Department: (603)752-3135 or jlacasse@berlinnh.gov

View Official Public Announcement Letter for the Berlin POD Exercise on April 13th by visiting the City of Berlin's website.  

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about the North Country Public Health Network and other Emergency Preparedness initiatives in the North Country region, visit: www.NCHCNH.org or contact North Country Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Jim Richardson: (603)259-3700 x255 or jrichardson@NCHCNH.org

Molar Express Celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month, grant opens services to kids through age 5 at local Head Starts and pre-schools
Thursday, February 21, 2019

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! The month-long health observance is underway to raise awareness about the importance of adopting good oral hygiene habits for kids. Molar Express, a portable dental program of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), has kicked off a new Early Intervention Project that focuses on children through age five. Thanks to a generous grant from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, Molar Express adds pre-schools and Head Start programs to its roster with locations throughout Coos and Northern Grafton Counties including, Colebrook, Groveton, Whitefield, Littleton, and Woodsville. 

"Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children," said Molar Express Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist, Annette Cole. "It can begin as soon as a baby gets his or her first tooth, so caring for baby teeth needs to begin before the first tooth arrives. The Molar Express Early Intervention Program is partnering with dedicated professionals at pre-schools and Head Starts to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, and teachers."

This month, Molar Express begins services and referrals for children and education services for pre-school and Head Start parents. With portable state-of-the-art dental equipment in tow, the Dental Hygienist offers preventive services—including screenings, fluoride varnish, and decay-stopping fluoride treatment—and referrals to dental homes for continued care. Since 2004, Molar Express has been providing oral health care to North Country residents, and currently serves 20 schools (K-12), in addition to the newly added pre-school and Head Start sites.

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC’s Oral Health programming, Molar Express and other NCHC programs, visit: www.NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700.

 

Just in time for National Children’s Dental Health Month, Kelly Hadlock (left), Health and Safety Content Manager for Head Start, and Annette Cole (right), Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist for Molar Express, a portable dental program of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), have worked together to coordinate the kickoff of Molar Express programming, starting in February, to be offered at Head Start locations throughout Coos and Northern Grafton Counties, including: Colebrook, Groveton, Whitefield, Littleton and Woodsville

NCHC offers free trainings in bleeding control to community to help save lives
Friday, January 25, 2019

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) is offering free training to community members in bleeding control principles, so individuals are able to provide immediate life-saving aid in emergencies until first responders arrive. Upon completion, participants of the Bleeding Control Basic Course each receive a complimentary "Stop the Bleed" kit, which includes a Combat Application Tourniquet—or "C-A-T"— shears, and bandages, thanks to a generous donation from the Mascoma Savings Bank.

"This training is invaluable for groups such as, school administration/personnel, snowmobile or hiking clubs, worksites, childcare facilities, and anyone who may find themselves in an emergency bleeding scenario," said NCHC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator for the North Country, Jim Richardson.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. No matter how quickly emergency responders arrive, help given by an immediate responder—or a bystander present at the accident scene who can initiate bleeding control right away— will always be first, often making the difference between life and death.

The "Stop the Bleed" agenda includes the Primary Principals of Immediate Response, which covers the "A-B-C’s of Bleeding": Alerting emergency responders by calling 9-1-1; Locating the Bleeding injury and recognizing when it is life-threatening; and applying a Compress, or other means of pressure, such as a tourniquet, to stop bleeding.

To bring "Stop the Bleed" to your organization located in the North Country, contact NCHC PHEP Coordinator, Jim Richardson: jrichardson@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x255. Richardson is also available to work with community leaders to train the trainer in "Stop the Bleed" in order to encourage sustainability of the program.

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC, Emergency Preparedness in the North Country and other North Country Public Health initiatives, visit: www.NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700.

During a “Stop the Bleed” Training hosted in Gorham, Chief Jay Watkins of the Gorham Fire Department offers an arm as a community member applies a tourniquet. As a trained trainer through the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), Chief Watkins is now available to provide “Stop the Bleed” training to groups and individuals in the Gorham/Berlin area. To request a “Stop the Bleed” training in your community, or for a train-the-trainer course, contact NCHC:  jrichardson@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x255

North Country Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Attends FEMA Healthcare Emergency Management Training
Monday, December 17, 2018

North Country Health Consortium, home of the North Country Public Health Network, recently deployed Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator, Jim Richardson, to attend the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training Center in Anniston, Alabama. Richardson, a career Public Safety and Emergency Management veteran, completed the 4-day training, titled "Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management,” a course designed for personnel who are responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and administration of emergency management programs and plans for healthcare facilities. This training marks Richardson’s 4th trip to the Anniston FEMA site for training.

 Richardson joined the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) in the Summer of 2018 to accept the PHEP Coordinator role for the North Country region, where he collaborates with several regional partners, including healthcare and long-term care agencies. “I am happy to be able to leverage my past work experiences in the field of public safety and emergency management with my North Country partners,” said Richardson.

 The PHEP Coordinator works with regional partners to emphasize planning for points of dispensing (POD), a federally instituted best-practice model designed to provide medications, vaccines, or medical supplies to the community during a public health emergency. The Coordinator also assists partner organizations in conducting emergency drills and exercises to compliance with the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Emergency Preparedness rules. Effective November 2017, these rules require seventeen provider types, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers, to have emergency operations plans, conduct drills and exercises, and have policies and procedures in place in the event their facility experiences an emergency.

 “A recent exercise with the Coos County Nursing Hospital was enthusiastically attended by staff from the hospital, NH State Police, Coos County Sheriff’s Department, Bellows Falls Fire and Rescue Department, and the 45th Parallel EMS agency,” said Richardson. “We were able to help connect these various response agencies for a day of interactive scenarios to help ensure the safety and security of staff, residents, and responders.”

 Before joining NCHC, Jim spent two years in Massachusetts where he was the PHEP Coordinator and Program Manager for forty-nine cities and towns with a population of 1.7 million residents. Native to New Hampshire, Richardson has eight years of PHEP experience in his home state as a Public Health Network Coordinator in southern NH. No stranger to northern NH, however, Jim has also partnered with many North Country schools and school administrative units (SAUs) during his time working on the NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s (HSEM) School Safety and Security Program. As a retired Battalion Chief for the Derry, NH Fire Department, Richardson’s early career included twenty-six years in public safety services. 

 The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers serving northern New Hampshire. For more information about NCHC and the North Country Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, visit: NCHCNH.org or contact Jim Richardson: jrichardson@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x255.

Jim Richardson, Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator for the North Country region, recently returned from a trip to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training Center in Anniston, Alabama after completing a 4-day training designed for personnel who are responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and administration of emergency management programs and plans for healthcare facilities. Back at the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) headquartered in Littleton, NH, Richardson will continue to work with regional partners- including health care and long-term care facilities- to ensure emergency management plans are sound and in compliance with the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Emergency Preparedness rules.

On-demand webinar: Learn how CHWs can enhance patient care, experience, and your practice!
Monday, November 26, 2018

Join this on-demand webinar to learn about the role and value of Community Health Workers (CHWs) for your practice and the Ways2Wellness CONNECT program, including patient eligibility and referral mechanisms. Click brown bag to access webinar:

WHO should attend:

Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, administration

WHERE/WHEN:

Anywhere you have access to high-speed internet. Follow this link to view webinar anytime: http://bit.ly/CHWBrownBagEdu

WHAT ELSE?

Continuing Education Available:

North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 1 Nursing Contact Hour. Activity #399

The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

For Other Professionals: One Professional Hour of Continuing Education

Learning Objectives:

Speakers:

Join the North Country Health Consortium on Nov. 16th for NCHC's 2018 Annual Meeting!
Monday, October 29, 2018

On November 16th, partners, friends, and community members are invited to join the North Country Health Consortium to celebrate another year of growth, achievement, and collaboration at NCHC’s 2018 Annual Meeting! 

The theme of the event is “Creating Healthy Communities: a Public Health Approach.” The lineup features state updates from the NH Division of Public Health Services, the status of NH’s Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative, “The Impact: a conversation with North Country Health Consortium Friends,” and “Engaging the Voices of Communities.” 

Breakfast and lunch are included at the event, which will take place from 8:30 AM - 1 PM at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield. Access the following link