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Kids at risk for lead poisoning, NCHC offers free Lead poisoning prevention education
Thursday, April 22, 2021

In the wake of COVID when our place of residence suddenly doubled as part- office and classroom, we have all spent more time than ever at home in the past year. With New Hampshire’s status as the state with the oldest housing in the country and evidence pointing to lead paint in older homes as the most common source of lead exposure for children, while staying “safer at home,” ensuring the safety of home has become even more relevant today for North Country households.

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services is offering free live online educational sessions to a variety of groups that have a role to play when it comes to reducing and eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the North Country.

Coming up on April 14th (Wednesday) from 10 – 11:30 am, a lead education session dedicated to real estate professionals, home buyers and renters will cover the rights and laws surrounding lead safety and disclosure in the leasing and sales of property. Attendance to this training offers continuing education credits for real estate professionals. Register online for the Real Estate and Home Buyers/Renters lead education session by going to NCHCNH.org – click on “Events.”

Or register here: https://bit.ly/LeadSafeNH-RealtorsHomeBuyers 

Next in the lead education lineup is a session for healthcare pediatric providers on April 22nd (Thursday) from 12 – 1 pm. This training goes over the cognitive and developmental impacts of lead exposure and NH’s low rates of pediatric testing for blood lead levels and its significance. Completion of this session offers continuing education to physicians, nurses, and other pediatric providers who can register online for the training at NCHCNH.org – click on “Events.”

Or register here: https://bit.ly/LeadSafeNH-PediactricProviders

Are you a parent of a child and live in a house or apartment that was built before 1978?  Even low levels of lead are associated with decreased intelligence, behavior problems, reduced physical stature and growth, and impaired hearing. The only way to know for sure if your child has lead poisoning is a simple blood test.  Ask your child’s doctor about having a blood test done.  The good news is lead poisoning is entirely preventable! New Hampshire’s Healthy Homes and Lead Prevention phone line is (800) 897-LEAD (5323).

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human services providers to improve the health status of Northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention initiative, contact the Public Health Program Manager, Annette Cole: acole@NCHCNH.org. Learn more about NCHC by visiting: NCHCNH.org or call: (603)259-3700.

Grant loves playing by the window in his 43-year-old house.  Since mom and Grant have been working from home and he is spending more time by paint that may have lead in it, the North Country Health Consortium is providing free Lead education to Realtors, Homebuyers, Renters and Healthcare Providers, learn more at NCHCNH.org- Events.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - April 15, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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What Does Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Mean For N.H?
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Granite Staters woke up to the news Tuesday that federal health agencies had recommended a pause on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after rare blood clots developed in six women who received it. Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said ta review of the vaccine would likely take "a matter of days” and that the agencies are acting out of an abundance of caution. 

While the announcement called for a quick pivot, state health officials in New Hampshire say they were able to allocate Moderna vaccines in place of Johnson & Johnson. Vaccine providers were already expecting less Johnson & Johnson this week because of production challenges. Gov. Chris Sununu says he's confident that the pause will not slow down the vaccine rollout here. 

But the logistical moves needed to accommodate the change are not insignificant: 27 Walmart locations across the state had been planning to administer Johnson & Johnson Tuesday. Regional public health networks and their partners were also planning to administer some Johnson & Johnson vaccines in their push to reach the homebound and other vulnerable populations.

The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services has a clinic this week, prioritizing restaurant and food service workers. Bobbie Bagley, the division’s director, says they were excited about distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because it requires just one shot, and that “it did help when we were able to do the 'one and done,' because it cuts back on those return trips.” 

But Bagley says, as they await guidance from federal and state agencies, changing the clinic to Moderna was not an issue. 

“We’re sending out information, and calling all of those who are registered, who need language support," she said. "An email is going out as well, to let people know that we are still having the clinic and that they will be getting Moderna instead of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” 

Regional Public Health Networks say messaging around the change in vaccine at their clinics is also about making sure people understand the reason behind the Johnson & Johnson pause. They want to instill confidence in the process of evaluating the vaccine and the rare side effects. They also want to communicate that the vaccines are overall safe and effective.

Kris van Bergen, Director of Workforce and Public Health Programs for the North Country Health Consortium, said working in the North Country -- the region with the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy in the state -- she's familiar with fears that may be stopping people from signing up for a vaccine appointment. 

“People make their decisions about health and wellness in their own time," she said. “Our job as a Regional Public Health Network is to make sure that we’re putting good information in front of our consumers and we’re providing the support they need to make the best decision for themselves.”

Van Bergan says that hesitancy can turn into confidence. Across earlier phases, she says, the region has seen a “second wave” of people wanting the vaccine who didn’t get it when it was initially offered to them, but are now signing up. 

CDC data shows New Hampshire leads the nation when it comes to first shots administered. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been a big part of the state's vaccine plan since it was approved for use in late February. The vaccine has been used at three mass clinics at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Tens of thousands of people have been vaccinated at those events, including the governor himself and top state health officials.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has also been used to strategically vaccinate vulnerable populations, like the homebound and homeless, where getting the second dose required by other vaccines can be challenging. 

The state has about 8,000 Johnson & Johnson doses in inventory, and will be holding onto them as the vaccine is reviewed. They do not expect the pause to cause the doses to expire, as it can be easily stored in a refrigerator, and expiration dates for the current supply are in late June. 

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - April 14, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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NH has paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) COVID vaccine
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The State of NH has paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) vaccine due to rare instances of blood clotting, which occurred in six people in the U.S. who had received the J & J vaccine. Read the CDC/FDA statement here.

Per the CDC:

Individuals receiving the J & J vaccine:

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - April 13, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - April 12, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Inside the Push to Vaccinate New Hampshire's Homebound Residents
Friday, April 2, 2021

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The state has managed two mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics in recent weeks at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, a site all about efficiency and scale. But there are sectors of the population that are much harder to reach. That includes many homebound residents. 

And that's where June Gallup comes in. Gallup is a manager with Cornerstone VNA, a home, health and hospice organization in Rochester. Her official title is “Quality Improvement Director.” 

But her co-workers say these days, she’s “The COVID Queen.” 

Gallup herself, puts it more formally: “the COVID coordinator.” 

Whatever her title, she's been busy lately.

The VNA has around 700 patients, and Gallup says 188 are getting the vaccine at home.

You may think a population that spends most of their time at home is safer than most. But Gallup says that's not the case. Many have health conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.

“And there's still people coming in and out of their house," Gallup said. "And we've had a lot of patients that have gotten COVID-19 from family members because they're out and about in the world, and they're bringing it into grandma”

That adds some urgency to her work, Gallup says. On a recent morning in the parking lot of the VNA, she help a small blue cooler, full of Pfizer vaccine vials. 

"Once we puncture that vial, I have six hours to get that vaccine into arms.” 

Six hours may seem plenty of time to empty a vial that contains six doses of the vaccine. But add the drive time to each individual home, a 15 to 30 minute wait after the shot to make sure the patient doesn’t suffer any adverse effects, then time to answer questions: It adds up. Gallup tries to inject one patient every 45 minutes, compared to around 500 an hour at mass-vaccination sites like the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

On the day I'm with her, Gallup is planning to visit six homes that are all nearby, to be as efficient as possible. The first is in Farmington at the home of Audrey Moores, who’s 83. 

Moores was confused about the time of the appointment. But after a few minutes she emerges with her walker, dressed and ready for the vaccine. 

Gallup gets her comfortable, in a blue desk chair.  They go through a few standard questions, as Gallup gets the vaccine ready.

First, the shot. Then, the waiting. Moores uses the time to get all her COVID related questions and concerns answered, from possible arm soreness, to questions around her family’s safety and mask wearing habits.

Gallup is full of answers, and Moores is grateful. Both for the answers, and also that all of this can happen in her home.

“And I kept thinking, how am I going to get to a clinic to get my shot," Moores said. "And when they told me I could get it at home, I was very happy. It’s made a world of difference.”

While exact numbers are hard to come by, the state says there are at least 10,000 homebound residents and probably a lot more. Granite Staters are defined as homebound because of their health or medical condition or because of transportation barriers. Many in this population did receive the vaccine at senior housing clinics early on, or were driven to a site by a family member. But the remainder can be especially hard to reach. 

“These challenges already existed for North Country residents," said Kris Van-Bergen with the North Country Health Consortium, one of the 13 regional public health networks in the state. “They are the inequities that we're looking at, the poverty, the age, the level of chronic disease burden, and they're just exacerbated through something like a public health emergency.”

So the challenges around vaccine access are just one piece of the puzzle. If homebound residents are not associated with a home care agency or some other social service organization, the onus is on them, or their family members, to call 2-1-1 and schedule an appointment. That’s where they’re asked about another big access issue: transportation. That's a particular challenge in the North Country. 

“We do not have public transport," Van-Bergen said. "So transportation becomes a barrier to accessing health resources.” 

Van-Bergan says her organization screens people for a homebound vaccine, and while she says the goal is always to “screen in” for a vaccine at home., sometimes all people need is a ride. 

Brenda Gagne, transit director for the non-profit Tri County Community Action Program, said the region’s transportation needs have changed dramatically in the pandemic. Vaccine appointments are another new challenge one for the agency. They’ve been coordinating with the region’s COVID-19 committee, which includes local hospitals and the health department. 

“If they have a person who is either disabled or elderly, unable to get to a vaccination site on their own, we work with them, schedule their trip, pick them up, take them to the site, take them back home," Gagne said.

While the general population is signing up their appointments this week, vaccines for the homebound in Phase 1B continue. 

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - April 2, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID-19 Update 03/19/21
Friday, March 26, 2021

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

In the continued effort to coordinate vaccinations for homebound North Country residents, including senior citizens, the Public Health Network (PHN) has been receiving self-referral lists from the State 2-1-1 call center, and patient and client lists from regional home health and human services partners including AV Home Care Services, Tri-County Community Action Program, Granite State Independent Living, and the Grafton County Senior Citizens’ Center.  PHN staff have been calling individuals on these lists to determine their interest in vaccination and identify any accommodations needed to make accessing vaccination easy, including connection to transportation services and scheduling in-home vaccination appointments.  The PHN has been working with other established vaccine-providing partners in the region, including Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), Littleton Fire & Rescue, Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH), Regency Homecare, and Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS), to connect these individuals to an accessible vaccine appointment.  So far, the initiative to vaccinate the region’s homebound population has reached approximately 975 people for first dose shots.

We are now almost two weeks into the launch of Phase 2A (school and childcare staff), while Phase 1B (65+ and medically vulnerable) continues. This week, clinics for Phase 1B groups were conducted by 45th Parallel EMS, Lancaster EMS, Berlin and Gorham Fire Departments, as well as the Public Health Network team.  These partners provided vaccinations for residents at age-restricted housing facilities and to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Gorham and Littleton, Easter Seals in Lancaster, Northern Human Services in Berlin, and the Berlin Housing Authority. Phase 2A clinics for K-12 school staff and childcare workers were hosted by AVH and Coös County Community Health Services, Gorham Fire & Rescue, Weeks Medical Center and Littleton Fire & Rescue, covering school Districts and childcare centers across the region.

Ongoing staffing support was provided by 22 members of the Northern NH Unit  Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), who covered 29 clinic shifts across deployments.

What you need to know:

Phase 2B opened on Monday, March 22nd. If you’re 50 years of age or older or were qualified in Phase 1 but have not yet been vaccinated, you are now eligible for your COVID vaccination and can schedule an appointment by going online to vaccines.nh.gov or calling 2-1-1.

If you are a childcare worker in Phase 2A who does not have a designated clinic, you can also get a vaccine appointment via the vaccines.nh.gov website or the 2-1-1 call line.

Good news, we are seeing an increase in vaccine allocation coming into the region! This is reflected in more available appointments, and an expedited process on the user end for securing a COVID shot.

If you are qualified for vaccination or your phase is coming up, vaccine provider partners across the North Country are standing by and ready for you— #SleeveUp! Do your part and get your shot!  Do you have questions about the vaccine or side effects?  Go to CDC.gov for the facts or reach out to your trusted healthcare provider with your questions.

 Shoutout to partners:

Our shoutout this week goes to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS), another partner who has stepped up to be a COVID vaccine provider in the North Country!

ACHS is the first Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) in the State to be designated by the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) as part of their Health Equity Vaccine program, which strives to ensure equal vaccine access to the country’s most vulnerable populations.

The HRSA Vaccine program for ACHS’ service area focuses on creating increased vaccine availability for seniors over 65 years and those who live in rural areas. Kicking off the program with a vaccine clinic held at their Woodsville site on March 6, ACHS now has clinics lined up throughout March and April at their Woodsville, Whitefield, and Warren locations. If you are qualified in the current phases to get vaccinated, you can make an appointment at one of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services’ available locations/time slots by registering online: vaccines.nh.gov, calling 2-1-1, or contacting an ACHS patient navigator by calling (603) 444-2464.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Longtime White Mountains Regional High School (WMRHS) cafeteria staff member, Jody Whiting, holds up her new “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” sticker as she waits out the post-vaccination observation period in her vehicle at the Saturday drive-thru clinic for K-12 school staff at Week’s Medical Center. While she has done her part to feed students remotely and at school throughout the pandemic period, Whiting can’t wait for things to get back to normal! Learn more about local vaccination clinics and other COVID response efforts at NCHCNH.org.  

As a Northern NH Unit Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer, a recent deployment brought retired Weeks Medical Center physician, Dr. Wendy Muello, back to her old stomping grounds to provide K-12 school staff vaccinations for the White Mountains Regional and Groveton school districts on Saturday, March 13. To learn more about the Northern NH COVID-19 Response by the North Country Health Consortium go to NCHCNH.org.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 26, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID-19 Update 03/12/21
Friday, March 19, 2021

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

Teacher vaccinations are underway! North Country regional partners have hit the ground running, ironing out details and scheduling for K-12 school staff clinics across School Administrative units (SAUs) in the region.

Conversations between the Public Health Network (PHN), local hospital officials, municipalities, and SAUs had begun in the weeks leading up to the anticipated release of the State’s Phase 2A guidance. When regions got the green light that they could start scheduling 2A vaccinations beginning the 12th, staff clinics started that very day for the Berlin school district and the next day, March 13, for the Monroe, White Mountains Regional and Groveton school districts. These clinics were conducted by Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) and Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) in Berlin, Littleton Fire & Rescue, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.

In addition to K-12 school staff, Phase 2A also includes staff of childcare programs, Head Starts, and youth recreational camps.  A multitude of approaches will be used to deliver vaccines to these groups of staff working with youth, including opening up slots in clinics for school district staff and 1B clinics, as well as the development of separate events.

Next on deck for vaccination is Phase 2B, which includes New Hampshire residents aged 50 – 64 years. Vaccine appointments for this group will be available for registration beginning March 22, with the first of these clinics starting March 25.

The PHN continued development of a plan to vaccinate homebound residents, convening with home health and human services partners across the region and working with the State to create a list of individuals identified as being homebound. Partners North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency and Coos County Family Health Services have already been able to get ahead of the State directive by identifying eligible individuals and providing home vaccinations for a portion of this population in late February and early March.

Moving forward with Phase 1B this week, the North Country Public Health Network held clinics to vaccinate residents in age-restricted housing units in Littleton and Bethlehem, as well as a programs and congregate living facilities serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Littleton and North Haverhill. 

Thirty-one members of the Northern NH Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit were deployed as registrars, COVID screeners, vaccinators, post-vaccination observers, and materials managers to cover 42 shifts at regional clinics this week.

What you need to know:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. Those who have been fully vaccinated can now visit with other fully vaccinated individuals indoors without wearing masks or keeping physical distance.  They may also visit with unvaccinated individuals from a single household without masking and distancing. Mask wearing and social distancing is still recommended for the fully vaccinated when visiting with someone who is unvaccinated and at increased risk for severe COVID or who has an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk. Additionally, following a known exposure to COVID, quarantining and testing is no longer required for the fully vaccinated if they are asymptomatic.

When are you considered fully vaccinated? Two weeks after your second dose vaccine, if you were vaccinated with a 2-dose series like Moderna or Pfizer OR Two weeks after you receive a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson.

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get the second dose of your vaccine, you are NOT fully vaccinated yet.

Relaxing guidelines are providing glimmers of “normal” and light at the end of the tunnel, one year into the pandemic. But we are not out of the woods yet.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19.  Everyone— including fully vaccinated people— should continue to wear masks and keep physical distance when in public, avoid crowds and medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings, get tested if experiencing COVID symptoms, and follow guidance issued by individual employers, the CDC, and health departments.

It is also important to remember that COVID vaccines have not yet been recommended for children, while studies with youth are ongoing. Although representative of nearly a quarter of the population at large, the youth sector is not expected to get vaccinated before the beginning of the school year in the Fall, which means continuing to follow COVID-safety precautions through the Summer and Fall will remain essential.

Shoutout to partners:

Getting the North Country vaccinated has certainly proven to take a village.  Partners across the region have had a hand in standing up clinics and other vaccination efforts through the phases. Our shoutout this week goes out to the teams at Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) and Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) in Berlin, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) in Colebrook, and Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH). While hospital and North Country PHN partners have worked together in the planning, these hospitals have stepped up to lead Phase 2A vaccinations, taking the initiative to host a majority of the clinics in the region that cover staff from our K-12 schools and other childcare staff. Thank you to AVH, CCFHS, Weeks, UCVH and LRH!

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to

COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

At the Lane House in Littleton, a Northern NH Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer reviews resident Karl’s vaccine card, readying him for a COVID shot as part of efforts to vaccinate residents of age restricted housing units in Phase 1B. The North Country Health Consortium’s North Country Public Health Network continues to coordinate with partners and roll out vaccine clinics. For more information about NCHC and local efforts, go to NCHCNH.org.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 19, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Monday, March 15, 2021

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 - March 13, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID-19 Update 03/05/21
Friday, March 12, 2021

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

Have you noticed COVID vaccine clinics popping up? These one-off clinics, which are providing between two days to a week’s notice, are made possible due to the State’s multi-prong approach for increasing shots into arms, while avoiding waste. With vaccines nearing expiration, State partners will contact local entities involved with COVID vaccination efforts, such as participating hospitals, to offer them a one-time allotment if they can pull off an emergency clinic to use up the doses before they expire. Littleton Regional Healthcare hosted a Sunday clinic on February 28 and North Country Healthcare offered clinics the weekend of March 6 through each of their clinic locations at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and the former Brown School in Berlin.

Last week, The North Country Public Health Network was informed of the statewide strategy to provide vaccines to homebound residents. This plan to expand vaccine access to homebound individuals is part of the State’s Equity Allocation initiative. According to the Strategy, someone may be homebound because the person’s doctor advises that their health or illness could be worsened by leaving home, if the individual requires help or the assistance of another person and/or medical equipment to leave home, or they have difficulty leaving home and are typically unable to do so. Lack of transportation, especially in the North Country, is also a relevant factor to being considered homebound. The North Country Public Health Network is collaborating with local agencies that serve homebound individuals, including home health and human services providers, to identify those clients that would like to receive vaccination at home. A meeting next week between the PHN and regional homebound agencies will kick off the development of a process to bring vaccinations to these individuals.

In the North Country this week, regional mobile clinics for Tier 1B vaccinations were operated by Berlin Fire Department together with Gorham Fire & Rescue and Lancaster EMS teams to provide vaccines to residents of congregate living facilities within their respective catchment areas. NCHC staff members and a team of regional Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers brought clinics to Northern NH House of Corrections in Berlin and Northern Human Services, Woodsville.

Deployments for the local MRC unit this week included about 30 volunteers covering roles as vaccinators, COVID screeners, registrars, post-vaccination observers, and materials managers. South of the Notch, 7 of these MRC members were deployed to the State-hosted drive-thru mass vaccination clinic on March 6- 8 at the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon. This clinic was projected to vaccinate 12,000 people over the course of 3 days with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was recently issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to join the current COVID vaccine lineup as the first one-dose/appointment product.

What you need to know:

If you qualify for COVID vaccination in Tier 1B and are waiting for your appointment or do not have an appointment yet, look out for pop-up COVID clinics that may come up at a location convenient to you, register quickly!

Are you, or are you assisting, someone who is unable to leave home or has difficulty doing so without assistance, and are not connected to a home health or human services agency? You can still get a COVID vaccination! The 2-1-1 Call Center is taking calls from individuals who would like to get vaccinated, but face barriers due to a homebound situation. Dial 2-1-1 to talk to a representative who will collect your information and provide the referral to the North Country Public Health Network to connect you to a vaccination option.

 Shoutout to partners:

This week, our partner shoutout goes to our dedicated partners at Northern Human Services in Woodsville! At the Northern Human Services (NHS) clinic last week, COVID vaccinations were provided to clients served by NHS, as well as their family members, their caregivers, and NHS staff. Working the clinic for the day was a mix of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, NCHC Public Health employees, and Northern Human Services’ (NHS) own staff members. The mixed group assumed roles as pre-vaccination COVID screeners, registrars, vaccinators, and post-vaccination observers. Some NHS staff members were there to both get a first dose of the vaccine themselves as well as to be a familiar face for NHS clients who would potentially be nervous to get a shot. NHS staff waited in the corridors and in the observation room to greet and catch up with clients, some of whom they had not seen in-person in months. Regarding getting vaccinated themselves, NHS staff described feeling “relief” and “ready for things to get back to normal,” so they could start seeing their clients in-person again.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Sabrina "SJ" Coleman, Registered Nurse and dedicated staff member of Northern Human Services, waits in the post-vaccination observation room to hand out “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” stickers to NHS clients who have just gotten a shot. In another region-wide team effort, the North Country Health Consortium’s North Country Public Health Network continues to coordinate with partners and roll-out vaccine clinics.  For more information about NCHC and local efforts, go to NCHCNH.org.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID19 Update 02/26/21
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The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

It takes a village…

No one knows a community better than its residents, and that is exactly why the North Country Public Health Network’s Unified Command staff convened a meeting this week that brought representatives from across the region representing School Administrative Units (SAU’s), municipalities, emergency services, hospitals, and public health to the planning table.

The State anticipates an April 1st start to the vaccine roll-out for Tier 2A which includes staff working in schools serving children K-12; childcare, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs; and youth recreational camps. If the staff member works in New Hampshire and is in this group, they are eligible for the vaccine.  The next step will be Phase 2B, which aims to vaccinate NH residents ages 50 – 64.

The purpose of the North Country Public Health Network’s meeting was for the group to begin development of a strategy to provide vaccines for their K-12 school staff, including bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria workers. The Public Health Network is facilitating a process to request vaccines and register vaccine recipients across North Country school districts, in a way that works best for each SAU. Some school districts will coordinate vaccine for their staff in school, while others will leverage existing high-throughput vaccination sites operated by hospital, Fire/EMS and health center partners in the region. In the coming weeks, school districts will begin to poll their staff to identify the total number of potential vaccine recipients in order to inform planning efforts moving forward.

In the North Country this week, regional mobile clinics continued to provide 2nd dose vaccines for Tier 1A high-risk healthcare workers and congregate care residents at an assisted living facility and nursing home in Grafton County, while Gorham Fire & EMS and Lancaster EMS held clinics to administer 2nd dose shots for first responders. Tier 1B clinics this week included vaccinations for residents of the Berlin Housing Authority and Grafton County age-restricted housing units for seniors 65 and older, as well as planning sessions to deliver 2nd doses for corrections officers at the Northern NH House of Corrections in Berlin and 1st doses to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in residential settings around the region. 

Nineteen Northern NH Unit Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers were deployed to cover 22 mobile clinic shifts with roles as vaccinators, COVID screeners, registration support, post-vaccination observers, materials managers, and more this week.

To date, PHN regional mobile clinics have provided 3,700 total vaccinations in the North Country and have completed vaccination clinics for Tier 1A eligible recipients.

What you need to know:

For many in the region, especially senior citizens, transportation is a challenge that carries over to accessing a COVID vaccine.  Through the Tri-County Community Action Program (TCCAP), any seniors residing in Coos, Grafton, and Carroll Counties can schedule a free ride to a vaccine appointment at any hospital or clinic, including sites outside of their local health care provider.  If you are a senior who needs a ride to get your COVID shot, or are helping a senior access transportation, call: (603)752-1741 to schedule a ride through TCCAP.

As many are aware, the Governor issued an Emergency Order requiring all New Hampshire schools K-12 to be at least hybrid by March 8.  SAUs across the North Country have adopted various hybrid learning models that have allowed them to have students learning through in person and hybrid models since the beginning of the school year.  Administrators, educators and school health staff have spent a great deal of time throughout the school year sharing their plans and collaborating on topics like bussing policies, safe planning of athletic events and the monitoring of community spread rates to keep North Country students in person as often as possible.

Shoutout to partners:

Public Health Network partners, Chief Jay Watkins of the Berlin Fire Department, Chief Phil Cloutier of the Gorham Fire Department, and Mary Jo Landry, Executive Director of Berlin Housing Authority (BHA) get our partner shoutout this week! Their collaboration providing clinics to residents served by BHA truly exemplify the North Country way of taking care of one another and that the vaccine effort does, in fact, take a village.

“We have the best of both worlds with our Gorham and Berlin Fire Chief working closely together,” praised Landry as she spoke about the vaccinations for her tenants that took place in the past two weeks. Over the course of a single day, the mobile clinic with Chief Watkins serving as vaccinator, covered seven buildings within the City, going door-to-door in each building to provide first-dose vaccinations to seniors in their own apartments. “And the nurses! I think our tenants loved the nurses as much as having the convenience of having the shot delivered to them at their home,” said Landry of the volunteer nursing students from White Mountains Community College (WMCC) who were there to provide 15 minutes of post-vaccine observation to the grateful seniors. At another BHA clinic the previous week, Berlin High School student volunteers sat with vaccine recipients for the observation period “and our tenants had a ball with their 15 minutes,” said Landry.

Chief Watkins also noted, “A big take away from this was that the residents of all locations were very happy we were able to go to them. Some have not left their facilities for nearly a year and were uncomfortable trying to get out to a vaccine location.” Watkins went on to offer his thanks to Gorham Fire & EMS, Berlin High School, and White Mountains Community College for their partnership in the effort.

“Everyone was organized,” Landry said. “I am looking forward to the next clinics.”

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

As part of the North Country COVID Response effort, Mary Jo Landry, Executive Director of the Berlin Housing Authority (BHA) collaborated with the Berlin and Gorham Fire Departments, lead by Chief Jay Watkins and Chief Phil Cloutier, respectively, to bring COVID vaccinations door-to-door to tenants served by BHA. BHA tenants, some of whom have not left their facilities for nearly a year, were all grateful to receive their first vaccine doses.  For more information about the COVID Response in the North Country, go to NCHCNH.org.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID-19 Update 02/19/21
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The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

They say, ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ When it comes to the importance of planning, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness team at NCHC takes this motto to heart.

Last week, the Public Health Network participated in a variety of planning activities to prepare for upcoming and future vaccine clinics, while also seeing through plans for clinics that had been weeks in the making.

Dalton Fire Department, Woodsville EMS, and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and 45th Parallel EMS in Colebrook, held 2nd dose clinics for Phase 1A vaccine recipients. Lancaster EMS and the Berlin and Gorham Fire Departments provided clinics for residents in Phase 1B by going onsite to give 1st dose vaccinations to residents served by Easter Seals and the Berlin Housing Authority, scheduling the 2nd dose clinics to take place in a month. Clinics are also in the works for Northern Human Services (NHS) group homes serving individuals with developmental disabilities. North Country Health Consortium staff went to NHS in Woodsville for an initial site visit, planning to also bring clinics to NHS’s Littleton, Berlin, and Colebrook locations.  Clinics for 1st doses are projected to take place in the beginning of March.

According to the State, next on deck for vaccination are teachers and childcare workers.  The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has begun discussing Phase 2 with the Regional Public Health Networks (PHN), asking each PHN to assess their region’s capacity to support schools in providing vaccines to their teachers. With talks in their infancy, the State has not presented a timeline for Phase 2 yet. Next week, members of the North Country PHN will be meeting with local School Administrative Units (SAU’s) to start preparing for teacher vaccinations.

The Northern NH Unit Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) hosted an Orientation Training presented virtually to about 30 recent MRC recruits. MRC volunteers are being deployed to assist with vaccination efforts around the region. Deployments can be short-term or long-term.  For example, a single MRC volunteer was deployed to serve as a vaccinator at a clinic held by Woodsville EMS this week, and the MRC also has two volunteers deployed to Littleton Fire & Rescue to help ready clinic supplies on an ongoing basis.

Offering an example of the regional unit working with local partners, the MRC is preparing to deploy 12 volunteers — 4 each of vaccinators, post-vaccine observers and registration/front desk staff — every weekend for 11 weeks to fulfill a long-term volunteer request to staff upcoming clinics for Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.

What you need to know:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued new travel requirements. If you are planning international travel, you will need to: get COVID tested at least 3 days before flying back to the United States (U.S.) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight; or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test along with a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you are cleared to travel.

Masks are required at airports and other transportation stations, as well as on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transport going into, within, or out of the U.S. For more information, go to the CDC.gov.

Many people have been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are resources to help. Did you know the DHHS offers links and contact information to resources for mental health on the nh.gov/covid19 website?  Click the blue button on the right-hand side labeled “mental health, stress/anxiety management,” where you will access a landing page with places to turn to for help with anything from childcare, financial assistance, crisis support, and substance use.

For frontline workers experiencing emotional fatigue, help is just a call away to talk to a trained crisis counselor or support person through the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Resource Team (DBHRT) program. Counselors are available from 7 am – 9 pm, 7 days a week, through the following numbers:

Shoutout to partners:

In December, Rose Ellms was watching the news on WMUR from her Sugar Hill residence when Governor Sununu came on to talk about the need for volunteers and their pivotal role in supporting the State’s vaccine roll out. Rose was so compelled by the Governor’s call that she signed up with the Northern NH MRC the same night. An Administrative Assistant by trade, Rose has been working closely under Captain Chad Miller of Littleton Fire & Rescue, the PHN Unified Command’s Logistics Section Chief, to offer her keen organization skills in managing and packaging vaccines and ancillary supplies going out to support vaccine clinics throughout the region.  Eager to show up and help beyond her initial ask— and with anticipated increases to the vaccine allocation— Rose is also beginning to help train other MRC volunteers in the systems she has created to support logistics requests for regional partners. NCHC would like to thank MRC volunteer, Rose Ellms, for her enthusiasm and all that she brings to the table!

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Northern NH Unit Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer, Rose Ellms of Sugar Hill, has quickly become a key player in supporting regional COVID vaccine clinics, offering her keen organizational skills to manage clinic supplies to be delivered to partners across the region.  Pictured, Rose attended the local Unit’s MRC Orientation Training delivered virtually on February 16. To volunteer for the Northern NH Unit MRC, in a medical or non-medical role, and help with COVID Response efforts in the North Country, go to: NCHCNH.org.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID19 Update 02/12/21
Friday, February 19, 2021

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

As many have heard by now, New Hampshire residents interested in receiving the COVID vaccine use VAMS, the federally run “Vaccine Administration Management System,” to register for vaccine appointments.  Longtime Littleton residents Irene “Muffy” Copenhaver,77, and her husband Robert, 81, were both affected by the recent VAMS glitch, which allowed the couple to register for a private clinic location that should not have been available to them.

Guidance from a 2-1-1 call lead Muffy to contact the North Country Health Consortium’s (NCHC) Public Health Network, where staff were able to connect Muffy and Robert to a February 3rd clinic located 2 miles down the road from their home for their first vaccine doses. With gratitude, Muffy praised the Public Health Network (PHN) team and everyone who “dealt with us fabulously,” from the initial phone call to receiving her first dose of the vaccine. She acknowledged the challenges so far to the registration process but conveyed appreciation for everyone who helped her along the way.

To date, PHN clinics have administered 1,978 first dose and 1,364 second dose shots of the COVID vaccine.  Small increases of vaccine allocation into the region from week to week should, over time, allow for more available vaccine appointments across clinics run by both local hospitals and Public Health Network partners.

In the North Country this week, regional mobile clinics were operated by Gorham Fire & EMS, Littleton Fire & Rescue, Lancaster Fire & EMS, and Woodsville EMS. The Public Health Network and Woodsville EMS also kicked off clinics for the region’s share of the State’s Equity Allocation vaccine doses with clinics at three senior living facilities in Littleton and Bethlehem, as well as a qualified boarding school in Haverhill. Twenty-five Northern NH Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers— deployed for roles as vaccinators, registration support, COVID screeners, logistics support, and post-vaccine observers— helped run this week’s clinics.

What you need to know:

The Governor’s COVID-19 press briefing on February 9th shared that there had been a system glitch to the VAMS platform, which has since been fixed. Those who were unable to register for a vaccine due to this error are asked to try again.  Individuals who couldn’t register for their 2nd dose within a week of the intended 4-week spacing between doses are also asked to cancel their delayed 2nd dose appointments and reschedule to now-available earlier dates.

Along with 2-1-1, there are local call-line options available to North Country residents. For information related to the following clinic locations, call the following numbers:

The North Country Public Health Network also offers a call-line for general questions about regional response efforts: (603)259-4369.

New guidance was issued this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the safest way to wear masks.  These include “double masking” by using a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric and wearing one disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.  The second mask should push the edges of the inner mask against your face.  Make sure you can see and breathe easily.

Additional ways to make your mask effective, and more information including instructional videos, can be found on the CDC.gov website.

Remember, even if you have received a vaccine, you still need to wear a mask! 

Shoutout to partners:

NCHC would like to recognize our partners at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) and 45th Parallel in Colebrook, who together have been conducting vaccinations for Tier 1A public safety and healthcare workers as a component of the efforts of the Regional Public Health Network. The Incident Manager for UCVH is Chelsea Nugent and Medical Direction is provided by Ed Laverty, PA. Currently completing second dose clinics for Phase 1A, UCVH and the 45th Parallel are also hitting the ground running by developing clinic teams for senior housing facilities in Groveton alongside Groveton EMS.  These teams are leveraging part of the region’s share of the State’s Equity Allocation to vaccinate elderly and chronically ill North Country residents in their residences.  45th Parallel EMS workers are also going door-to-door to register Tier 1B potential vaccine recipients.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Truly a team effort, members of the Northern NH Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) organized by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), local senior living sites, and NCHC’s Public Health Network staff hosted COVID-19 vaccine clinics at local residential senior living sites. (L to R): Wanda McClure, retired RN as MRC post-vaccination observer,  Emily Barton, NCHC staff helping with registration, Stephen Buzzell, MRC vaccinator,  Judith Szczepaniak, local senior living facility Administrator, Lynn Sheridan, MRC initial COVID screener, and Adam Cloutier, NCHC staff coordinating the clinic.  For more information about local COVID-19 efforts, visit NCHCNH.org.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID-19 Update 2/5/21
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The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), as the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

What happened last week:

To occur along with the rollout of Phase 1B, the State of NH had announced a process for the State’s 10% Equity Allocation.  The Equity Allocation sets aside a portion of available vaccine supply at the State level for deployment in areas disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The Unified Command staff for the North Country COVID Response has outlined and approved the strategy to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics to vulnerable populations throughout the region following the State of New Hampshire’s Equity Allocation guidelines. The intent is to increase vaccine access to those vulnerable populations effected, including racial and ethnic minorities, people who are in 1B with significant limitations to access, homeless, those with no medical home, no transportation, language limitations, or are homebound.

The identification of people to receive the equity allotment, and how the of vaccines will be shared with these groups, is the work of the 13 Public Health Networks (PHN) across the State, including the North Country PHN. With attention to the region’s geography, challenging winter travel conditions, and the fact that the North Country has the State’s oldest population, the North Country PHN’s Unified Command reserved the region’s share of the State’s Equity Allocation to residential facilities serving seniors, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those who are homeless. Working with local hospital, municipal, and housing authority partners, the Public Health Network will begin bringing mobile vaccine clinics to these residential settings beginning mid-February to eliminate the online registration process and transportation barriers involved in accessing community-based point of distribution (POD) vaccination clinics.

Looking ahead to future vaccination phases in the Spring, the Public Health Network has been able to purchase two heavy duty drive-thru tents, thanks to grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Resources. “We wanted to have the capacity to support the North Country's efforts by providing outdoor COVID-19 vaccination clinics,” said Jim Richardson, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC). “These tents can be rapidly deployed and provide relief from the weather for both vaccine recipients and staff conducting the clinics. According to CDC guidance, drive-thru clinics are recommended to minimize interaction, allowing vaccine recipients to stay in their vehicles for the entire vaccine process,” says Richardson.

What you need to know:

After getting vaccinated, it will take time before the vaccine begins to provide the most protection. The two currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines in use require 2 doses. According to the CDC, it typically takes a few weeks after receiving both doses for the body to produce a protective immune response. So, it is possible to get infected with the COVID-19 virus just before or just after getting vaccinated and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection. Additionally, we do not yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus to others, even if you do not get sick yourself. Experts are still evaluating the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions.

It will take several months to go through the phases of distribution, allowing more people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Until a large portion of the public is protected through vaccination, we need to use all available tools to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It remains important to adhere to the COVID-safe routine, even after getting vaccinated: continue masking, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash hands often. 

Partner Shoutout:

NCHC would like to recognize the efforts of partner Ben Gaetjens-Oleson and the Town of Lancaster. As Lancaster’s Emergency Management Director, Ben is a member of the Public Health Network’s Unified Command staff. In addition to heading up the PHN’s 1A vaccine clinics conducted by Lancaster Fire & EMS, Ben has taken on the task of coordinating mobile clinics for senior residential facilities in Lancaster as part of the PHN’s efforts at distributing the North Country region’s share of the State’s Equity Allocation for COVID-19 vaccines.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Looking ahead to Spring for providing outdoor vaccine clinics to the public in later phases (as recommended by the CDC in order to minimize interaction between clinic staff and vaccine recipients) the North Country Public Health Network, a program of the North Country Health Consortium, was able to purchase two heavy duty drive-thru tents, thanks to grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Resources. For more information about the North Country COVID Response, check out the website at NCHCNH.org.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID19 Update 1/29/21
Friday, February 5, 2021

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates on COVID-19 response in the North Country. 

 What happened last week:

As Phase 1B got underway, current vaccine clinic locations for Coos and Northern Grafton Counties were announced and include: The former Brown School in Berlin operated by Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center sites in Lancaster and Whitefield, and Littleton Regional Healthcare. The State has opted to close the part-time fixed site operated by the NH National Guard at the Littleton Armory in Littleton in favor of allocating those vaccine doses to the public clinics being administered by the regional hospitals, providing better geographic distribution of the vaccine in our region.

This week the North Country Public Health Network team began to lay the groundwork to ensure that North Country seniors have easy access to the vaccine.  Talks with senior housing facility administrators are underway to coordinate mobile clinic teams’ access to housing units in Littleton, Bethlehem, Colebrook, Northumberland/Groveton, and Berlin, so older adult residents can get vaccinated where they live rather than having to drive to a regional clinic location.

EMS teams across the region continued to operate clinics as they near the finish of 1A vaccinations for high-risk health workers and first responders.  These clinics are providing first and second dose vaccinations to this tier of vaccine recipients through the end of January. As part of Phase 1B, the Public Health Network also held a clinic partnered with Northern NH Correctional Facility. For this effort, NCHC deployed four local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to help operate the clinic to vaccinate high-risk Corrections Officers.

What you need to know:

Everyone involved in the roll-out of vaccines to individuals in Tier 1b appreciates your patience!  The process of opening registration through vaccines.nh.gov and 2-1-1 (the alternative to registering online at vaccines.nh.gov, and option for residents without access to the internet) is new and public interest was better than anticipated.  The high volume of calls and registration submissions highlighted some challenges, and there has been continued development and collaboration between State and local resources to fine-tune processes to register and notify people eligible for vaccinations in Tier 1b.  Call center representatives have been fielding calls by the thousands, resulting in longer than normal wait times.  Consumers are asked to continue using these two registration access points to sign up for and ask questions about vaccine appointments.

Vaccine allocation into the state from one week to the next also continues to be the limiting factor for the number of vaccine appointments available at sites operated by the Regional Public Health Network and hospital partners.  Doses are distributed around the state based on population, and the North Country continues to receive a proportional share that is fair and equitable compared to other public health regions, but the amount of doses to be shared across the state each week remains limited at this time.  Until larger quantities of vaccine can be received for the state, available appointments across North Country clinics will also be limited.

NCHC’s Regional Public Health Network has opened a North Country COVID Response phone line where members of the public can request additional information about local operations.  North Country residents can call and leave a message with general questions and concerns during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Callers will receive a call back within one business day.   Please note that the line is not for emergencies or vaccine appointment registration.  The number to reach the North Country COVID Response Line is: (603)259-4369.

Shoutout to partners:

NCHC would like to recognize Berlin Superintendent of SAU3, Julie King. Superintendent King is a regular participant in COVID Response discussions in the Androscoggin Valley, and suggested the former Brown School as a viable clinic site to the Androscoggin Valley COVID Response team during site tours for potential clinic locations.  Her quick insight offered a solution to providing a clinic location in the Berlin-Gorham area, where the first Phase 1B vaccine clinics took place on January 28 and 29.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org. To reach the North Country COVID Response line for general inquiries, call (603)259-4369 during business hours, M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Thanks to the quick insight and suggestion of SAU3 Superintendent, Julie King, the former Brown School offers a regional site in the Berlin-Gorham area for public COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Pictured is the AV COVID Response team, including Superintendent King, touring the potential site before the clinic opened on January 28 and 29 this week for the roll out of Phase 1B vaccine distribution in the North Country.

This week, the crew at Gorham Fire & EMS, including (left to right) Heather Gagnon, Hannah Gagnon, Elissa Gramling, and Mathew Dustin, continued Phase 1A COVID vaccinations, while kicking off Phase 1B vaccine clinics on January 27.  

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID19 Update 1/22/21
Friday, January 29, 2021

What happened last week:

The North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), the North Country’s Regional Public Health Network, is committed to providing the community with regular updates. 

The State of New Hampshire opened COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to residents who qualify under Phase 1B, beginning Tuesday, January 26th. In this next phase of the vaccine roll out, 1B includes individuals age 65 and older and those who are medically vulnerable.

If you’re 65 or older, you are automatically included in 1B and don’t need a referral. If you think you medically qualify for this phase, contact your primary care provider (PCP) to assess your medical conditions and get a referral. Caregivers to someone who is UNDER 16 AND medically vulnerable are also eligible. Don’t have a PCP but need a referral? Call 2-1-1. They will have a list of contracted providers in your area who can work with you to certify your medical vulnerabilities. Also, only New Hampshire residents will be vaccinated in NH. According to NH Division of Public Health, “Non-New Hampshire residents are NOT able to be vaccinated in New Hampshire vaccination clinics unless that person is an employee of a business or organization in New Hampshire that is prioritized for vaccination (i.e. healthcare worker, first responder, correctional facility staff, or working in a residential facility for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities). Non-New Hampshire residents should seek vaccination through their own respective state processes.”

While Phase 1B has started, the work to vaccinate individuals eligible for vaccines in Phase 1A continues. In the North Country, regional sites operated by Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital & 45th Parallel EMS, Woodsville EMS, Gorham Fire & EMS, and Ammonoosuc Community Health Services were held this week to provide vaccines to the high-risk health workers and first responders of this initial Phase.

What you need to know:

If you fall under Phase 1B, you can register for a vaccine appointment by going online to vaccines.nh.gov starting Friday, January 22. Those without internet access can call 2-1-1 to register. At the time of registration, you will be prompted to select a location, date, and time for your first vaccine dose.  You will be able to use the same process to schedule your final appointment for your second dose after you have gotten the first.

Where can you schedule your vaccine appointment?  There is a fixed clinic run by the State and staffed by the National Guard at the National Guard Armory in Littleton, which will be available for appointments on select days.  Alternately, partners across the region in Berlin, Colebrook, Lancaster, Littleton, and Woodsville have agreed to partner with the State for this effort. A confirmed list of vaccination sites is still being developed. Having participation from North Country partners ensures access to the COVID vaccine throughout New Hampshire’s largest public health region, which covers over 3000 square miles of the state.

How do you determine if you qualify for vaccination under Phase 1B?  Visit the Vaccine Phase Check available at vaccines.nh.gov - this online tool will walk you through several screening questions to identify your eligibility for phase 1B.  If you don’t meet that criteria, it will provide information about the correct phase for your situation.

In addition to residents who are 65 and older, 1B includes people with two or more of the following underlying medical conditions:

Additionally, family caregivers for medically vulnerable individuals under age 16, people with developmental disabilities that receive services in a congregate residential setting and staff members for these settings, and corrections officers and staff are eligible in 1B.

What else?  Patience is the key. Although vaccination for 1B is open now, please be patient in the coming weeks if you qualify and are looking to get vaccinated in this phase. Local clinic sites are still working to get their processes up and running under State guidance. From week to week, clinics may also be operating with limited available vaccines as supply moves from the national level into the state. This means your appointment may be several weeks out from the time you registered. However, know that anyone in Phase 1B who wants the vaccine will get one. As more information becomes available, North Country Public Health Network partners will be working closely to get the word out. Check the North Country Health Consortium’s website and Facebook page for local vaccine updates, in addition to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and NH.gov for the latest information on COVID-19 and the COVID vaccination plans.

Shoutout to partners:

NCHC would like to recognize Caption Chad Miller of the Littleton Fire Department who serves as the Logistics Planning Chief on the North Country COVID Response Incident Command. Each week, he Coordinates with NCHC to receive vaccine allocations for the North Country Public Health Network. Maintaining cold chain management of vaccines, Miller is responsible for delivering doses requested by each North Country clinic to ensure that they have what they need to vaccinate Phase 1A individuals.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org.

Captain Chad Miller of the Littleton Fire Department has been a key player in the North Country’s COVID-19 Response. Serving as the Logistics Planning Chief on the North Country’s Unified Command, Miller has been responsible for delivering vaccine doses across the region to ensure clinics have what they need to vaccinate 1A individuals. As a Fire Fighter EMT-Paramedic, Captain Miller is pictured at a COVID vaccine clinic held at his Fire Station where he also assumed a vaccinator role.

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North Country Responds: Regional COVID19 Update 1/15/21
Monday, January 25, 2021

“Up here, we take care of each other.” This phrase not only launched a successful recruitment effort for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Northern NH, but it is also a local source of pride at how the North Country gets things done.

At the forefront of the vaccine distribution efforts is the Regional Public Health Network (RPHN). Lead by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), a local nonprofit public health organization, the North Country RPHN represents the northernmost of 13 networks that cover the State of New Hampshire. 

“The purpose of the Regional PHN is to bring services from the state to the local level by collaborating and coordinating with many partners in the region,” says Kris van Bergen, Public Health Senior Program Manager at NCHC.  “These partners range from municipalities (towns), schools, and law enforcement agencies to hospitals and other health and social service providers.  The North Country RPHN is a great example of the North Country way to come together, and that’s really where our region shines.”

Through the month of January, thanks to the efforts across community partners, five different clinic sites have been established around the region to provide COVID-19 vaccination to the population eligible for the State’s distribution plan Tier 1A (high-risk health workers, first responders, older adults in residential care settings like nursing homes).  Northern NH clinics are being hosted in Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, Littleton, and Woodsville.

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook is collaborating with 45th Parallel EMS to provide a clinic for Tier 1A to ensure that North Country first responders didn’t have to leave the area to receive the vaccine.  Gorham EMS, Lancaster EMS, Littleton Fire Department, and Woodsville EMS teams are running the clinics in their respective areas.

NCHC is also increasing capacity to assist partners with the operation of their clinics.  Recruitment of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers falls under its purview and a campaign is underway.  Additionally, NCHC has recently welcomed AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Thomas Kwiatkowski, Colby-Sawyer Intern Emily Barton, and COVID Response Coordinator Adam Cloutier, to the RPHN team to work expressly on this effort.

The North Country region is working in lockstep with the State of NH’s Phased vaccine distribution plan.  “We are in Phase 1A right now, with the plan for offering the vaccine to Phase 1b in the works,” notes Jim Richardson, Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator of the North Country Health Consortium.  “The plan for 1B, although subject to change, is to line up the following for vaccination starting January 26th through March:  People 65 years old or older, medically vulnerable at significantly higher risk, including family caregivers for medically vulnerable children under 16, staff and residents of facilities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, and Corrections Officers and prison staff.” 

Many factors are outside the control of local health officials. What we do know is that providing vaccines to all phases will take many months. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities of vaccine is widely available, with several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers across the state.  In the meantime, Mask-Up, maintain physical distance, wash those hands, and get accurate vaccine information from places like NCHC, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and NH.gov.

It’s not too late to volunteer to participate in a medical or non-medical role for vaccine distribution.  To learn more about how to volunteer through the Northern NH MRC, visit NCHCNH.org for more information.

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. Please direct any questions regarding the regional response to COVID-19 to COVID19@NCHCNH.org.

Staffed at the clinic at the Littleton Fire Department on January 11th to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the Tier 1a group of first responders and at-risk healthcare workers, Intern at the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) from Colby-Sawyer College, Emily Barton, provides vaccine information to a local first responder before he receives his vaccine.

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North Country COVID-19 Response featured on NH Public Radio (NHPR)!
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

How A Daily Zoom Call Became A Lifeline For COVID Response In N.H.'s North Country

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The coronavirus pandemic has isolated a lot of us, but it’s also brought community institutions together in a new way. In New Hampshire's North Country, a daily zoom call has become essential for leaders managing the fallout of the pandemic.

When the coronavirus shut down just about everything in March, including schools, Gorham Superintendent David Backler got on a call with his counterpart in Berlin, and staff from the hospital and local health centers.

“We realized that we had so many different stakeholders and different perspectives in our community, and we needed to find a way to get everybody together to be on the same page,” Backler said. “At first, it was a symbiotic relationship where we were just looking for resources.”

Back then, the pandemic was a daily cascade of unknowns: Is social distancing effective? Should we wear masks? If so, do we have enough?

It quickly became clear that no one could handle this crisis alone.

Institutions took inventory of PPE in the region and began sharing whatever they could. Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin had a limited number of N95s that health workers needed to reuse, so the Gorham School District lent the hospital a set of UV lights that teachers used to sanitize science lab equipment.

The 4 p.m. calls that started with school and medical leaders continued, and more and more people joined: The prison warden, the nursing home director, the fire chief, even the director of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, Paula Kinney.

Kinney said getting regular insight from the local hospital and Coos County Family Health Services helped businesses and institutions prepare for COVID-19. But until recently, the North Country had hardly any cases.

“It was like we were living in a different planet," she said. :You turn on the TV at night and it was horrible in some places and here we were doing great. Everything was fine...and now reality is setting in.”

Coos County now has substantial levels of community transmission of COVID-19. The virus has gotten into local schools and the federal prison. And the stakes are high here, because the things to watch out for with the coronavirus - like limited ICU capacity, high rates of chronic health conditions, a high proportion of elderly residents - are all true in the Androscoggin Valley. 

So that Zoom call, once weekly, is now daily.

On a recent call, the valley’s two medical facilities announced the number of COVID-19 tests administered that day and gave updates on contact tracing after a positive case.

Kinney thanked Julie King, the Berlin schools superintendent, for sending 20,000 disposable masks to the Chamber of Commerce, after Kinney’s order for businesses got delayed. (Kinney said she'll repay the school in kind when the Chamber’s order arrives).

Representatives from the federal and state prisons in the region gave the latest numbers on COVID-19 among staff and inmates. And a few people celebrated the news that rapid antigen tests are finally on their way to the mental health center in Berlin.

One might wonder why a superintendent needs to know about prison cases, or the fire chief about rapid tests at the mental health center. But if there is one thing the coronavirus has taught the members of this group, it’s that institutions often thought of as separate are deeply connected when it comes to public health.

COVID-19 cases in the prison could go home with prison guards, infect those guards’ kids, end up in the school, show up in the nursing home, and fuel a crisis in the region’s small hospital.

Kris van Bergen, a program manager at the North Country Health Consortium, is one of the regulars on these calls. She said before the pandemic, many people associated health just with the doctor’s office.

“But public health is really about health in community, and people experience their wellness and their illness where they live,” she said.

Leaders in different spheres don’t always collaborate, but Bergen said it’s essential to controlling COVID-19 and improving overall health in the North Country.

“It's important to have employers in the mix so that we understand their impact on a person's wellness or their financial security, for example," she said. "Having the schools involved makes a lot of really good sense, because that's where our children are for the bulk of their waking hours.”

The call among these leaders doesn’t have a name, or an official note-taker, but participants say it’s become a lifeline.

Kinney, with the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, said she hasn’t missed one call yet, even if it means pulling over on the side of the road with spotty service.

Recently, the group decided to meet up in person for the first time, just to say hi. They gathered in a field at White Mountains Community College, overlooking the Androscoggin River.

“We all stood apart and we just all looked at each other in a circle,” Kinney said.

Each person wore a mask and said a few words. Someone read a poem, and then they all went back to work.

“Everyone felt really good that day,” Kinney said.

Participants say when the pandemic ends, they’ll have a big dinner together, and hopefully tackle the next public health problem together.

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North Country Healthcare Hospitals Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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As part of North Country Healthcare’s (NCH) commitment to best ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities, NCH hospitals (Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Weeks Medical Center) anticipate receiving a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccinations as early as this week, with administration to begin shortly thereafter.
New Hampshire received a limited, initial allotment of the vaccine earlier this week. That allotment was then disbursed to several regions of the State. Initial doses are part of the Phase 1a vaccination plan which incorporates at-risk health workers, older adults in residential care settings, and first responders. Healthcare providers and staff are appropriately tiered based on their level of patient care, age, and potential risk factors. Subsequent vaccination beyond Phase 1a will occur as supplies allow.

The vaccine, which is administered as two injections three or four weeks apart, dependent on the brand received, is part of NCH’s ongoing effort to reduce transmission of the virus which has recently spiked in Northern New Hampshire.

The COVD-19 vaccines have undergone trials which tested for both safety and efficacy. Following two doses from the same manufacturer, recent clinical trials have shown the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be 95% and 94% effective, respectively, in preventing COVID-19. Currently the Food and Drug Administration has endorsed Pfizer for authorized emergency use to those aged 16 or older. Such emergency authorization is anticipated shortly for the Moderna vaccine.

NCH encourages you to speak with your healthcare provider about your interest in receiving, as well as any questions about, the vaccine as it becomes available in future phases. “We encourage everyone to become informed about the vaccine and its proven safety in clinical trials,” commented Ed Laverty, PA-C, NCH Incident Command Chair. “In addition to social distancing, wearing facemasks and washing hands, receiving the vaccine is another important step that we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 as well as its potentially harmful effects.”
It is important that those who receive the vaccine continue to wear facemasks, as the effects of the vaccination are not generally immediate, and because it could take several months to administer the vaccine to all those who wish to receive it.

ABOUT COVID-19: COVID-19 disease is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It is predominantly a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

The NH Department of Health and Human Services website:
https://www.nh.gov/covid19/index.htm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 20, 2020
Friday, November 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 Friday, November 20, 2020, DHHS announced 527 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 3.5%. Today’s results include 416 people who tested positive by PCR test and 111 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,089 current COVID-19 cases 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 fifty-one 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 (96), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (76), Strafford (72), Merrimack (56), Cheshire (28), Belknap (25), Carroll (24), Grafton (8), Sullivan (3), and Coos (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (80) and Nashua (31). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-six new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis 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.

There are currently 108 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 16,797 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 827 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

16,797

Recovered

12,201 (73%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

507 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

4,089

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

827 (5%)

Current Hospitalizations

108

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

399,806

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,818

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

55,688

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

2,192

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,475

 

 

 

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

11/18

11/19

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

970

907

959

388

684

776

1,029

816

LabCorp

685

1,063

1,387

746

654

3,052

1,071

1,237

Quest Diagnostics

750

1,150

1,999

2,391

1,785

1,592

2,253

1,703

Mako Medical

76

44

1

18

23

129

42

48

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

850

576

253

282

655

1,045

0

523

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

505

309

256

407

518

551

494

434

Other Laboratory*

2,421

2,349

534

1,407

2,059

2,918

950

1,805

University of New Hampshire**

3,708

3,107

14

4,057

3,906

2,581

3,579

2,993

Total

9,965

9,505

5,403

9,696

10,284

12,644

9,418

9,559

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

11/18

11/19

Daily Average

LabCorp

13

8

0

0

16

13

0

7

Quest Diagnostics

23

20

6

10

19

43

33

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

0

4

5

6

0

2

Other Laboratory*

2

3

0

10

7

4

7

5

Total

40

31

6

24

47

66

40

36

   

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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 - November 19, 2020
Thursday, November 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 Thursday, November 19, 2020, DHHS announced 529 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 4.1%. Today’s results include 327 people who tested positive by PCR test and 202 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 4,006 current COVID-19 cases 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 forty-nine 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 (144), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (98), Merrimack (52), Strafford (28), Belknap (25), Grafton (15), Carroll (7), Cheshire (6), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (79) and Nashua (36). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-one new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting 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.

There are currently 98 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 16,277 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 826 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

16,277

Recovered

11,765 (72%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

506 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

4,006

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

826 (5%)

Current Hospitalizations

98

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

395,483

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,761

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

55,344

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

2,062

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,250

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 11/19/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Colonial Poplin Nursing & Rehabilitation

6

2

0

0

Coos County Nursing Home

43

50

0

3

Maple Leaf Healthcare Center

25

11

0

0

Mount Prospect Academy Plymouth

13

23

0

0

NH Veterans’ Home

15

21

0

0

Oceanside Center – Genesis

35

12

0

0

Prospect Woodward Home and Hillside Village

8

2

0

0

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford

3

2

0

0

St. Anne's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Dover

16

15

0

0

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

31

18

0

9

Studley Home Assisted Living Facility Rochester

19

2

0

0

Woodlawn Care Center Newport

33

19

0

3

 

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

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

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

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

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

Pine Rock Manor Warner (11/19/2020)

48

14

8

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

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

 

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

11/18

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

869

970

907

958

388

683

776

793

LabCorp

1,290

685

1,063

1,387

746

652

1,596

1,060

Quest Diagnostics

2,647

750

1,150

1,999

2,391

1,785

1,545

1,752

Mako Medical

279

76

44

1

18

23

129

81

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

613

847

576

253

281

652

0

460

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

566

506

309

256

407

512

376

419

Other Laboratory*

2,033

2,405

2,339

527

1,402

2,042

2,756

1,929

University of New Hampshire**

4,489

3,708

3,107

14

4,057

3,563

2,393

3,047

Total

12,786

9,947

9,495

5,395

9,690

9,912

9,571

9,542

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

11/18

Daily Average

LabCorp

7

13

8

0

0

15

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

28

23

20

6

10

19

41

21

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

11

2

0

0

4

5

0

3

Other Laboratory*

13

2

3

0

10

7

2

5

Total

59

40

31

6

24

46

43

36

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 18, 2020
Wednesday, November 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 Wednesday, November 18, 2020, DHHS announced 447 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.4%. Today’s results include 326 people who tested positive by PCR test and 121 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,767 current COVID-19 cases 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 forty-five 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 (117), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (53), Strafford (34), Coos (26), Belknap (24), Merrimack (21), Cheshire (15), Grafton (11), Carroll (4), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (50) and Nashua (43). The county of residence is being determined for forty-six new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting 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.

There are currently 91 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 15,749 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 822 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

15,749

Recovered

11,478 (73%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

504 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

3,767

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

822 (5%)

Current Hospitalizations

91

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

391,151

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,709

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

54,802

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

831

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,375

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,051

869

970

907

958

388

683

832

LabCorp

1,746

1,290

685

1,063

1,387

742

360

1,039

Quest Diagnostics

1,959

2,647

750

1,150

1,999

2,391

1,704

1,800

Mako Medical

13

279

76

44

1

18

23

65

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

648

613

847

576

253

281

5

460

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

752

566

506

309

255

404

334

447

Other Laboratory*

2,273

2,033

2,405

2,328

523

1,386

1,676

1,803

University of New Hampshire**

3,415

4,489

3,707

3,103

14

3,495

3,317

3,077

Total

11,857

12,786

9,946

9,480

5,390

9,105

8,102

9,524

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

11/17

Daily Average

LabCorp

5

7

13

8

0

0

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

13

28

23

20

6

10

18

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

9

11

2

0

0

4

2

4

Other Laboratory*

5

13

2

3

0

10

7

6

Total

32

59

40

31

6

24

27

31

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Establishment in Salem and Church in Wolfeboro
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified potential community exposures related to an establishment in Salem. DHHS is also investigating an outbreak at a church in Wolfeboro. Individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they went to the following establishments during the days identified below, and should seek testing.

Calvary Wolfeboro Church

DHHS is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with Calvary Wolfeboro church, located at 43 Mill Street, Wolfeboro 03894. Individuals may have been exposed if attending the 9:00 am and 11:30 am services on Sunday, November 1, 2020. To date, 25 persons with COVID-19 have been identified with connections to the church community.

Chasers Poker Room and Casino

DHHS has identified potential community exposures related to confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Chasers Poker Room and Casino, located at 7 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Salem 03079. Potential community exposures occurred on the following days:

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on cases associated with these potential community exposures and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days who were exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms and get tested.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf.

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 17, 2020
Tuesday, November 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 Tuesday, November 17, 2020, DHHS announced 279 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.0%. Today’s results include 198 people who tested positive by PCR test and 81 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,551 current COVID-19 cases 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 eighteen 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 (69), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (36), Merrimack (26), Strafford (23), Belknap (16), Cheshire (16), Grafton (12), Carroll (10), Sullivan (4), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (39) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have 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.

There are currently 77 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 15,303 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 817 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 1
7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

15,303

Recovered

11,250 (74%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

502 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

3,551

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

817 (5%)

Current Hospitalizations

77

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

388,900

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,676

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

54,685

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

667

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,175

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

368

1,051

869

969

907

958

388

787

LabCorp

1,573

1,745

1,290

685

1,055

1,368

158

1,125

Quest Diagnostics

2,246

1,959

2,647

750

1,150

1,999

2,375

1,875

Mako Medical

2

13

279

76

44

1

18

62

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

462

648

613

847

576

253

281

526

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

569

739

566

504

307

253

298

462

Other Laboratory*

1,501

2,251

2,021

2,391

2,305

511

1,040

1,717

University of New Hampshire**

3,569

3,416

4,491

3,692

3,068

14

3,526

3,111

Total

10,290

11,822

12,776

9,914

9,412

5,357

8,084

9,665

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

11/16

Daily Average

LabCorp

7

5

7

13

8

0

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

27

13

26

23

20

6

9

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

8

9

11

2

0

0

4

5

Other Laboratory*

4

5

13

2

3

0

4

4

Total

46

32

57

40

31

6

17

33

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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 - November 16, 2020
Monday, November 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 Monday, November 16, 2020, DHHS announced 358 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 4.3%. Today’s results include 193 people who tested positive by PCR test and 165 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,344 current COVID-19 cases 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 sixty-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 (75), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (48), Merrimack (34), Strafford (26), Cheshire (17), Belknap (12), Carroll (7), Grafton (7), Sullivan (7), and Coos (5) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (66) and Nashua (40). The county of residence is being determined for fourteen new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or 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.

There are currently 74 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 15,029 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 817 (5%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

15,029

Recovered

11,185 (74%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

500 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

3,344

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

817 (5%)

Current Hospitalizations

74

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

387,608

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,656

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

54,558

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

42

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,200

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

292

368

1,093

869

969

907

961

780

LabCorp

815

1,573

1,745

1,290

684

1,054

1,366

1,218

Quest Diagnostics

1,692

2,246

1,959

2,647

744

1,103

1,883

1,753

Mako Medical

54

2

13

279

76

44

1

67

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

155

462

648

613

847

576

253

508

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

369

569

743

566

504

307

220

468

Other Laboratory*

842

1,500

2,252

2,014

2,386

2,285

373

1,665

University of New Hampshire**

4,340

3,569

3,416

4,491

3,692

3,067

14

3,227

Total

8,559

10,289

11,869

12,769

9,902

9,343

5,071

9,686

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

11/15

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

7

5

7

13

8

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

14

27

13

26

23

20

5

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

8

9

11

2

0

0

5

Other Laboratory*

5

4

5

13

2

3

0

5

Total

24

46

32

57

40

31

5

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 15, 2020
Sunday, November 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 Sunday, November 15, 2020, DHHS announced 361 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.2%. Today’s results include 241 people who tested positive by PCR test and 120 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 3,306 current COVID-19 cases 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 fifty 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 (76), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (46), Merrimack (40), Strafford (36), Belknap (33), Grafton (14), Carroll (6), Cheshire (6), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (49) and Nashua (27). The county of residence is being determined for twenty new cases.

None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

There are currently 69 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 14,671 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 814 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 15, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

14,671

Recovered

10,866 (74%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

499 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

3,306

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

814 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

69

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

384,752

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,647

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

N/A

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

654

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,950

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

616

292

368

1,051

869

968

907

724

LabCorp

827

815

1,573

1,745

1,290

682

411

1,049

Quest Diagnostics

2,619

1,692

2,244

1,959

2,647

662

675

1,785

Mako Medical

217

54

2

13

279

76

44

98

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

254

156

462

648

613

847

576

508

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

292

369

569

739

566

494

282

473

Other Laboratory*

277

839

1,500

2,251

2,010

2,333

2,071

1,612

University of New Hampshire**

70

4,340

3,289

3,326

3,905

3,204

3,066

3,029

Total

5,172

8,557

10,007

11,732

12,179

9,266

8,032

9,278

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/14

Daily Average

LabCorp

4

1

7

5

7

13

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

7

14

27

13

26

23

20

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

4

8

9

11

2

0

5

Other Laboratory*

2

5

4

5

13

2

3

5

Total

13

24

46

32

57

40

23

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 14, 2020
Saturday, November 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 Saturday, November 14, 2020, DHHS announced 384 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.4%. Today’s results include 277 people who tested positive by PCR test and 107 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,970 current COVID-19 cases 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 thirty-eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (76), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (58), Strafford (50), Belknap (21), Merrimack (20), Cheshire (15), Grafton (15), Sullivan (8), Coos (6), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (48) and Nashua (38). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-eight new cases.

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

There are currently 68 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 14,311 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 813 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

14,311

Recovered

10,842 (76%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

499 (3%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,970

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

813 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

68

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

381,412

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,612

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

N/A

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

591

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

6,100

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

778

616

292

368

1,051

869

966

706

LabCorp

1,172

827

814

1,573

1,744

1,255

450

1,119

Quest Diagnostics

1,901

2,619

1,692

2,244

1,959

2,647

641

1,958

Mako Medical

319

217

54

2

13

279

76

137

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

721

254

156

462

648

613

65

417

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

423

292

369

569

739

560

383

476

Other Laboratory*

1,952

277

839

1,494

2,235

1,957

2,032

1,541

University of New Hampshire**

2,737

70

4,340

3,289

3,326

3,902

3,204

2,981

Total

10,003

5,172

8,556

10,001

11,715

12,082

7,817

9,335

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

11/13

Daily Average

LabCorp

4

4

1

7

5

7

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

17

7

14

27

13

26

23

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

4

8

9

11

0

5

Other Laboratory*

0

2

5

4

5

13

2

4

Total

23

13

24

46

32

57

25

31

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 13, 2020
Friday, November 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 Friday, November 13, 2020, DHHS announced 462 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.6%. Today’s results include 327 people who tested positive by PCR test and 135 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,743 current COVID-19 cases 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 forty-eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (87), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (54), Merrimack (34), Strafford (29), Grafton (19), Belknap (15), Cheshire (15), Carroll (10), Coos (6), and Sullivan (6) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (92) and Manchester (62). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-three new cases.

Seven new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 69 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.

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

·         1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·         1 male resident of Coos County, 60 years of age and older

·         1 male resident of Grafton County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 13,929 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 811 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

13,929

Recovered

10,688 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

498 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,743

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

811 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

69

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

378,305

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,562

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

54,125

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

814

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,775

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

670

778

616

292

368

1,050

869

663

LabCorp

1,139

1,172

827

813

1,572

1,733

999

1,179

Quest Diagnostics

1,218

1,900

2,619

1,692

2,244

1,959

2,564

2,028

Mako Medical

72

319

217

54

2

13

278

136

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

545

721

254

156

462

648

56

406

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

349

423

291

369

568

738

351

441

Other Laboratory*

2,559

1,941

274

834

1,487

2,190

1,517

1,543

University of New Hampshire**

3,828

2,737

70

4,340

3,280

3,184

3,902

3,049

Total

10,380

9,991

5,168

8,550

9,983

11,515

10,536

9,446

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

11/12

Daily Average

LabCorp

3

4

4

1

7

5

0

3

Quest Diagnostics

20

17

7

14

27

13

26

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

2

0

4

8

9

1

4

Other Laboratory*

2

0

2

5

4

5

9

4

Total

31

23

13

24

46

32

36

29

 

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 12, 2020
Thursday, November 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 Thursday, November 12, 2020, DHHS announced 323 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.6%. Today’s results include 270 people who tested positive by PCR test and 53 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,528 current COVID-19 cases 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 forty 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 (70), Strafford (56), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (42), Merrimack (27), Coos (24), Carroll (13), Belknap (11), Grafton (9), Cheshire (6), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (28) and Manchester (23). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 64 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 13,470 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 804 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 1
2, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

13,470

Recovered

10,447 (78%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

495 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,528

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

804 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

64

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

375,048

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,523

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

53,878

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

755

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,650

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 11/12/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Coos County Nursing Home

26

33

0

1

Mount Prospect Academy Plymouth

13

23

0

0

NH Veterans’ Home

9

1

0

0

Pine Rock Manor Warner

48

14

0

8

Prospect Woodward Home and Hillside Village

8

2

0

0

St. Anne's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Dover

13

15

0

0

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

31

17

0

7

Woodlawn Care Center Newport

26

15

0

0

 

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

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (11/9/2020)

61

20

19

 

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

 

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

 

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

 

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

 

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

 

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

 

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

 

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

 

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

 

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

 

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

 

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

 

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

 

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

 

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

 

Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)

54

45

15

 

Warde Health Center Windham (10/22/2020)

3

2

0

 

 Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

682

670

778

616

291

368

1,050

636

LabCorp

983

1,139

1,171

827

813

1,572

737

1,035

Quest Diagnostics

1,913

1,217

1,900

2,619

1,691

2,244

1,900

1,926

Mako Medical

2

72

319

217

54

2

13

97

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

611

545

721

254

156

462

646

485

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

497

347

422

291

361

564

633

445

Other Laboratory*

2,266

2,555

1,937

273

818

1,452

1,976

1,611

University of New Hampshire**

4,077

3,828

2,737

70

4,328

2,883

3,184

3,015

Total

11,031

10,373

9,985

5,167

8,512

9,547

10,139

9,251

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

11/11

Daily Average

LabCorp

10

3

4

4

1

7

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

13

20

17

7

14

27

13

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

6

2

0

4

8

9

5

Other Laboratory*

6

2

0

2

5

4

3

3

Total

32

31

23

13

24

46

25

28

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 11, 2020
Wednesday, November 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 Wednesday, November 11, 2020, DHHS announced 233 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.3. Today’s results include 191 people who tested positive by PCR test and 42 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,394 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-eight 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 (38), Rockingham (37), Merrimack (24), Belknap (17), Coos (14), Strafford (13), Cheshire (9), Grafton (9), Sullivan (5), and Carroll (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (15). The county of residence is being determined for twenty-eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 69 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 13,148 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 800 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 11, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

13,148

Recovered

10,262 (78%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

492 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,394

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

800 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

69

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

370,601

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,489

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

53,669

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

917

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,650

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

794

682

670

778

616

291

368

600

LabCorp

1,495

980

1,139

1,171

825

811

88

930

Quest Diagnostics

1,277

1,913

1,217

1,900

2,619

1,691

2,170

1,827

Mako Medical

145

2

72

319

217

54

2

116

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

690

611

545

721

254

156

462

491

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

425

497

347

422

291

360

482

403

Other Laboratory*

1,299

2,261

2,552

1,926

268

814

1,312

1,490

University of New Hampshire**

4,484

4,075

3,828

2,735

70

3,804

2,883

3,126

Total

10,609

11,021

10,370

9,972

5,160

7,981

7,767

8,983

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

11/10

Daily Average

LabCorp

5

10

3

4

4

1

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

18

13

20

17

7

14

27

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

11

3

6

2

0

4

8

5

Other Laboratory*

13

6

2

0

2

5

4

5

Total

47

32

31

23

13

24

39

30

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 10, 2020
Tuesday, November 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 Tuesday, November 10, 2020, DHHS announced 222 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.0%. Today’s results include 174 people who tested positive by PCR test and 48 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,197 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-nine 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 (51), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (33), Belknap (14), Cheshire (13), Merrimack (13), Strafford (12), Grafton (9), Coos (7), Sullivan (5), and Carroll (3) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (21). The county of residence is being determined for ten new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 64 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Investigations are pending and risk factors for new cases are unknown at this time.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 12,919 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 796 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November
10, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

12,919

Recovered

10,233 (79%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

489 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,197

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

796 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

64

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

368,085

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,444

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

53,556

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

375

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,525

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

466

794

682

670

778

616

291

614

LabCorp

1,903

1,494

980

1,136

1,169

825

165

1,096

Quest Diagnostics

2,165

1,277

1,913

1,217

1,890

1,558

1,411

1,633

Mako Medical

21

145

2

72

319

217

54

119

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

719

690

611

545

721

254

155

528

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

512

425

496

347

422

291

285

397

Other Laboratory*

1,198

1,294

2,259

2,552

1,926

267

670

1,452

University of New Hampshire**

3,881

4,484

4,070

3,828

2,735

70

3,804

3,267

Total

10,865

10,603

11,013

10,367

9,960

4,098

6,835

9,106

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

11/9

Daily Average

LabCorp

11

5

10

3

4

3

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

23

18

13

20

17

7

13

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

11

3

6

2

0

4

4

Other Laboratory*

3

13

6

2

0

2

4

4

Total

41

47

32

31

23

12

21

30

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 9, 2020
Monday, November 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 Monday, November 9, 2020, DHHS announced 215 new positive test results for COVID-19. Please note, due to a laboratory reporting issue, the PCR positivity rate cannot be accurately calculated. Today’s results include 157 people who tested positive by PCR test and 58 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 2,057 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (41), Rockingham (40), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (29), Merrimack (15), Carroll (11), Belknap (8), Grafton (8), Cheshire (5), Coos (5), and Sullivan (3) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (21) and Manchester (16). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 56 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. None 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. Investigations are pending and risk factors for new cases are unknown at this time.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 12,699 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 794 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

12,699

Recovered

10,153 (80%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

489 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

2,057

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

794 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

56

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

363,544

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,406

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

53,504

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

143

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,275

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

264

466

794

682

670

778

616

610

LabCorp

396

1,903

1,491

972

390

51

1

743

Quest Diagnostics

2,138

2,165

1,277

1,913

1,214

1,887

1,174

1,681

Mako Medical

13

21

145

2

72

319

217

113

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

226

719

690

611

1

0

0

321

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

473

512

426

496

283

340

252

397

Other Laboratory*

462

1,198

1,294

2,259

2,496

1,877

123

1,387

University of New Hampshire**

3,982

3,881

4,484

4,070

3,804

2,689

70

3,283

Total

7,954

10,865

10,601

11,005

8,930

7,941

2,453

8,536

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

11/8

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

11

5

10

0

0

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

13

23

18

13

20

17

7

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

4

11

3

0

0

0

3

Other Laboratory*

13

3

13

6

1

0

0

5

Total

32

41

47

32

21

17

7

28

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 8, 2020
Sunday, November 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 Sunday, November 8, 2020, DHHS announced 249 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.4%. Today’s results include 127 people who tested positive by PCR test and 122 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,903 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (46), Strafford (27), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (26), Merrimack (23), Cheshire (15), Sullivan (15), Grafton (14), Belknap (7), Coos (5), and Carroll (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (32) and Nashua (18). The county of residence is being determined for seventeen new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 55 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 12,488 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 794 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 8
, 2020, 9:00 AM)

 

NH Persons with COVID-191

12,488

Recovered

10,096 (81%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

489 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,903

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

794 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

55

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

362,828

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,402

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

501

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

5,025

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,113

264

466

793

682

670

778

681

LabCorp

749

396

1,903

1,491

971

369

0

840

Quest Diagnostics

1,413

2,138

2,165

1,277

1,913

1,214

1,815

1,705

Mako Medical

24

13

21

145

2

72

319

85

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

178

226

719

690

611

1

0

346

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

269

473

512

426

497

282

307

395

Other Laboratory*

400

462

1,198

1,293

2,260

2,495

1,743

1,407

University of New Hampshire**

29

3,982

3,881

4,484

3,941

3,394

2,689

3,200

Total

4,175

7,954

10,865

10,599

10,877

8,497

7,651

8,660

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/7

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

0

11

5

10

0

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

18

13

23

18

13

20

16

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

6

4

11

3

0

0

3

Other Laboratory*

0

13

3

13

6

1

0

5

Total

19

32

41

47

32

21

16

30

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 7, 2020
Saturday, November 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 Saturday, November 7, 2020, DHHS announced 230 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.4%. Today’s results include 150 people who tested positive by PCR test and 80 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,772 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-six 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 (58), Strafford (30), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (29), Merrimack (21), Cheshire (9), Coos (9), Sullivan (9), Grafton (8), Belknap (6), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (22) and Manchester (16). The county of residence is being determined for eleven new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently 49 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 12,241 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 791 (6%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated November 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

12,241

Recovered

9,980 (82%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

489 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,772

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

791 (6%)

Current Hospitalizations

49

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

361,706

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,389

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

643

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,975

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

579

1,113

264

466

793

681

670

652

LabCorp

1,141

749

396

1,903

1,492

971

369

1,003

Quest Diagnostics

1,184

1,413

2,138

2,165

1,277

1,913

1,108

1,600

Mako Medical

143

24

13

21

145

2

72

60

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

420

178

226

719

690

610

1

406

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

245

269

474

512

426

493

208

375

Other Laboratory*

1,821

399

462

1,196

1,292

2,237

2,191

1,371

University of New Hampshire**

3,144

29

3,982

3,881

4,484

3,941

3,394

3,265

Total

8,677

4,174

7,955

10,863

10,599

10,848

8,013

8,733

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

Daily Average

LabCorp

4

1

0

11

5

10

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

23

18

13

23

18

13

19

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

6

4

11

3

0

4

Other Laboratory*

3

0

13

3

13

6

1

6

Total

32

19

32

41

47

32

20

32

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at Establishment in Hampton
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified potential community exposures related to a person with confirmed COVID-19 at The 401 Tavern, located at 401 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred in the bar area during the evenings of:

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on cases associated with this potential community exposure and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days who were exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms and get tested.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 5, 2020
Thursday, November 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 Thursday, November 5, 2020, DHHS announced 252 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.8%. Today’s results include 204 people who tested positive by PCR test and 48 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,546 current COVID-19 cases 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 thirty-five 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 (65), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (33), Strafford (32), Merrimack (21), Coos (18), Belknap (7), Carroll (7), Grafton (6), Cheshire (5), and Sullivan (4) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for thirteen new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently 44 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,808 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 788 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,808

Recovered

9,776 (83%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

486 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,546

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

788 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

44

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

356,358

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,326

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,911

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

167

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,875

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 11/5/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

61

20

0

19

Mount Prospect Academy Plymouth

9

11

0

0

Pine Rock Manor Warner

48

14

0

5

St. Anne's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Dover

8

7

0

0

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

32

14

0

7

Woodlawn Care Center Newport

8

3

0

0

 

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

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

 

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

 

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

 

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

 

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

 

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

 

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

 

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

 

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

 

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

 

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

 

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

 

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

 

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

 

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

 

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

 

Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)

54

45

15

 

Warde Health Center Windham (10/22/2020)

3

2

0

 

 

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

915

673

579

1,113

264

466

794

686

LabCorp

1,179

1,677

1,141

749

396

1,874

729

1,106

Quest Diagnostics

1,527

2,003

1,184

1,413

2,138

2,165

1,184

1,659

Mako Medical

18

68

143

24

13

21

145

62

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

908

649

420

178

226

719

690

541

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

450

387

244

269

473

511

351

384

Other Laboratory*

1,938

1,575

1,817

396

458

1,180

1,045

1,201

University of New Hampshire**

4,913

3,145

3,144

29

3,970

3,513

3,919

3,233

Total

11,848

10,177

8,672

4,171

7,938

10,449

8,857

8,873

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

Daily Average

LabCorp

4

9

4

1

0

11

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

6

16

23

18

13

23

17

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

5

7

2

0

6

4

11

5

Other Laboratory*

6

2

3

0

13

3

9

5

Total

21

34

32

19

32

41

37

31

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 4, 2020
Wednesday, November 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 Wednesday, November 4, 2020, DHHS announced 120 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.0%. Today’s results include 86 people who tested positive by PCR test and 34 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,454 current COVID-19 cases 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 twelve 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 (27), Strafford (18), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Coos (11), Merrimack (9), Grafton (8), Cheshire (6), Belknap (3), Carroll (3), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 42 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,563 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 787 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,563

Recovered

9,625 (83%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

484 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,454

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

787 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

42

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

351,136

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,271

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,801

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

437

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

940

915

673

579

1,113

264

466

707

LabCorp

1,543

1,179

1,676

1,139

748

395

0

954

Quest Diagnostics

1,544

1,527

2,003

1,163

1,390

1,996

2,008

1,662

Mako Medical

14

18

68

143

24

13

0

40

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

870

908

649

420

178

226

1

465

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

456

450

388

244

269

471

358

377

Other Laboratory*

1,830

1,938

1,574

1,815

396

434

145

1,162

University of New Hampshire**

3,736

4,913

3,145

3,143

29

3,612

3,333

3,130

Total

10,933

11,848

10,176

8,646

4,147

7,411

6,311

8,496

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

Daily Average

LabCorp

15

4

9

4

1

0

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

19

6

16

23

18

13

21

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

5

7

2

0

6

0

3

Other Laboratory*

6

6

2

3

0

13

0

4

Total

43

21

34

32

19

32

21

29

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 3, 2020
Tuesday, November 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 Tuesday, November 3, 2020, DHHS announced 132 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. Today’s results include 73 people who tested positive by PCR test and 59 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,450 current COVID-19 cases 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 eighteen 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 (33), Coos (18), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (12), Strafford (6), Belknap (5), Cheshire (5), Grafton (5), Sullivan (4), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (11) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 41 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,448 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 784 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,448

Recovered

9,515 (83%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

483 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,450

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

784 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

41

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

350,194

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,243

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,586

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

381

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

719

940

915

673

579

1,113

264

743

LabCorp

1,000

1,543

1,179

1,676

1,139

745

258

1,077

Quest Diagnostics

1,363

1,544

1,527

2,003

915

1,079

1,862

1,470

Mako Medical

1

14

18

68

143

24

13

40

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

596

870

908

649

421

178

0

517

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

494

456

450

388

243

269

354

379

Other Laboratory*

1,959

1,830

1,934

1,567

1,812

396

398

1,414

University of New Hampshire**

4,210

3,736

4,913

3,145

3,143

29

3,456

3,233

Total

10,342

10,933

11,844

10,169

8,395

3,833

6,605

8,874

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

15

4

9

4

1

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

23

19

6

16

23

18

12

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

3

5

7

2

0

0

3

Other Laboratory*

10

6

6

2

3

0

6

5

Total

45

43

21

34

32

19

18

30

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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Another chapter in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Friendship House programs seek new future
Monday, November 2, 2020

For the last three years, the Friendship House and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinical Services, managed by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), has included Residential Treatment for the disease of addiction, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services to residents of Northern NH and beyond.  A complete transformation included setting up a new building, expanding treatment beds from 14 to 28, and achieving a prestigious designation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Since that time, NCHC has provided addiction-related treatment and counseling services to 533 people for residential treatment, and more than 800 individuals for evaluations and outpatient treatment, addressing this significant public health need. 

After much discussion, in a special board meeting, the NCHC Board of Directors made the decision to seek another home for the SUD Clinical Services programs, with a full transition by the end of December 2020.  The Governor has allocated CARES Act funding to NCHC that will allow the programs to remain open through the end of December, and NCHC will be working with the State and the community to identify potential providers of these critical services in the North Country.  Mike Lee, NCHC’s Board Chair noted “North Country Health Consortium assumed operations of the Friendship House when there was no apparent home for it because there was, and still is, a significant need for high quality treatment.  Unfortunately, it has been a continuous challenge to cover costs for the high-quality services delivered, which was significantly magnified by COVID.  The Board of Directors applauds the dedicated staff for all of their efforts and successes serving people with substance use disorder.”   

In an agreement in 2017, Friendship House was transferred from Tri Country Community Action Program, Inc. (TCCAP) to the NCHC.  In true north-country fashion, a team-based effort ensued that included a rental agreement for a new building with Affordable Housing Education and Development, Inc. (AHEAD), support from elected and other government officials, individuals at New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, USDA, private donations and the Northern Borders Regional Commission, to name a few.  

“We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our clinical services staff who have provided Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Impaired Driver Care Management, and Residential Services to hundreds of NH residents over the past three years. While the transition of the clinical programs is unavoidable at this time, the North Country Health Consortium is otherwise primarily grant-funded, and our public health programming is on solid ground” says Becky McEnany, Interim CEO for NCHC.  “Our work to improve the health status of the region will continue as usual,” explains McEnany. 

Recovery resources continue to exist and are accessible in the area.  NCHC’s Wellness and Recovery Model (WARM) will continue to connect those in need of recovery services with specially trained Community Health Worker/Recovery Coaches. In addition, NCHC’s AskPETRA program is available by phone, text, and webchat at AskPETRA.org to share resources and connect people in need with treatment and recovery services in the area, at no charge.  More resources are on the way with NCHC’s newest grant to address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with outreach to pregnant women, mothers, and women of childbearing age who have a history of, or who are at risk for, Substance/Opioid Use Disorder (SUD/OUD). 

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. NCHC is the hub of the North Country Public Health Network.  For more information, contact Francine Morgan, Director of Communications, at fmorgan@NCHCNH.org or visit the website at NCHCNH.org. 

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 2, 2020
Monday, November 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 Monday, November 2, 2020, DHHS announced 105 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 2.4%. Today’s results include 86 people who tested positive by PCR test and 19 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,407 current COVID-19 cases 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 ten 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 (25), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Merrimack (15), Strafford (12), Grafton (7), Belknap (5), Cheshire (3), Coos (2), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently 41 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,320 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 781 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,320

Recovered

9,430 (83%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

483 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,407

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

781 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

41

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

348,198

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,225

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,543

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

173

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

724

719

940

915

673

579

1,113

809

LabCorp

650

1,000

1,543

1,180

1,670

1,136

744

1,132

Quest Diagnostics

2,316

1,363

1,544

1,526

1,510

642

968

1,410

Mako Medical

3

1

14

18

68

143

24

39

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

153

596

870

908

649

421

178

539

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

290

494

456

450

388

240

241

366

Other Laboratory*

849

1,958

1,824

1,931

1,564

1,809

244

1,454

University of New Hampshire**

3,986

4,210

3,736

4,912

3,096

3,100

29

3,296

Total

8,971

10,341

10,927

11,840

9,618

8,070

3,541

9,044

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

6

15

4

9

4

1

6

Quest Diagnostics

11

23

19

6

16

22

18

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

12

6

3

5

7

2

0

5

Other Laboratory*

9

10

6

6

2

3

0

5

Total

33

45

43

21

34

31

19

32

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - November 1, 2020
Sunday, November 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 Sunday, November 1, 2020, DHHS announced 133 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.4%. Today’s results include 105 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,352 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-one individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (40), Strafford (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Grafton (12), Merrimack (12), Coos (11), Carroll (3), Sullivan (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (4) and Manchester (3). The county of residence is being determined for ten new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently 38 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,214 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 780 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,214

Recovered

9,379 (84%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

483 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,352

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

780 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

38

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

347,135

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,206

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,479

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

575

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,450

 

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

858

724

719

940

915

673

579

773

LabCorp

995

651

1,000

1,543

1,180

1,670

354

1,056

Quest Diagnostics

2,591

2,316

1,363

1,544

1,525

1,509

612

1,637

Mako Medical

59

3

1

14

18

68

143

44

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

217

153

596

870

908

649

421

545

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

198

290

494

455

450

387

212

355

Other Laboratory*

466

850

1,959

1,824

1,931

1,566

1,701

1,471

University of New Hampshire**

50

3,986

4,210

3,736

4,905

2,719

3,100

3,244

Total

5,434

8,973

10,342

10,926

11,832

9,241

7,122

9,124

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

10/31

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

1

6

15

4

9

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

6

11

23

19

6

16

21

15

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

12

6

3

5

7

2

5

Other Laboratory*

2

9

10

6

6

2

3

5

Total

9

33

45

43

21

34

26

30

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 31, 2020
Saturday, October 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 Saturday, October 31, 2020, DHHS announced 205 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.6%. Today’s results include 145 people who tested positive by PCR test and 60 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,338 current COVID-19 cases 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 thirty-one 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 (50), Strafford (28), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (27), Coos (15), Merrimack (13), Belknap (10), Grafton (9), Cheshire (6), Sullivan (5), and Carroll (2) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (19) and Manchester (13). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 42 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 11,084 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 779 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

11,084

Recovered

9,263 (84%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

483 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,338

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

779 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

42

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

345,085

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,170

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

52,254

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,108

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,400

 

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

838

858

724

719

940

915

672

809

LabCorp

1,212

995

651

1,000

1,543

1,176

677

1,036

Quest Diagnostics

724

2,591

2,316

1,363

1,544

1,526

1,427

1,642

Mako Medical

18

59

3

1

14

18

68

26

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

579

217

153

596

870

908

649

567

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

269

198

290

494

456

449

328

355

Other Laboratory*

1,185

466

849

1,958

1,821

1,930

1,390

1,371

University of New Hampshire**

3,320

50

3,986

4,209

3,711

4,413

2,716

3,201

Total

8,145

5,434

8,972

10,340

10,899

11,335

7,927

9,007

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

10/30

Daily Average

LabCorp

11

1

1

6

15

4

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

27

6

11

23

19

6

16

15

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

12

6

3

5

7

5

Other Laboratory*

5

2

9

10

6

6

0

5

Total

45

9

33

45

43

21

23

31

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS Announces Additional Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at a Restaurant in Atkinson
Friday, October 30, 2020

Concord, NHConcord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating potential community exposures related to a person with confirmed COVID-19 at Atkinson Resort & Country Club located at 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred in the Merrill’s Tavern and Stagecoach Grille areas on the following dates and times:

These potential exposure dates are in addition to the exposures in the in the bar and tavern area of Merrill’s Tavern on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 12:00 to 7:30 pm, and Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 12:00 to 11:30 pm.

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on cases associated with this potential community exposure and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms and get tested.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 30, 2020
Friday, October 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 Friday, October 30, 2020, DHHS announced 126 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 89 people who tested positive by PCR test and 37 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,216 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-one individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 58% being female and 42% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (44), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (17), Merrimack (10), Strafford (9), Coos (6), Grafton (6), Cheshire (5), Belknap (4), Carroll (4), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 30 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,884 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 777 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,884

Recovered

9,186 (84%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

482 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,216

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

777 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

30

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

341,696

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,135

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,999

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

322

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,375

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

519

838

858

724

719

940

915

788

LabCorp

1,240

1,212

995

650

999

1,543

369

1,001

Quest Diagnostics

964

723

2,591

2,316

1,363

1,544

1,380

1,554

Mako Medical

91

18

59

3

1

14

18

29

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

932

579

217

153

596

870

729

582

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

474

269

198

291

491

453

383

366

Other Laboratory*

2,302

1,182

460

849

1,958

1,816

1,640

1,458

University of New Hampshire**

3,553

3,318

50

3,983

4,100

3,177

4,403

3,226

Total

10,075

8,139

5,428

8,969

10,227

10,357

9,837

9,005

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

10/29

Daily Average

LabCorp

11

11

1

1

6

15

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

21

27

6

11

23

19

6

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

2

0

12

6

3

1

4

Other Laboratory*

4

5

2

9

10

6

2

5

Total

40

45

9

33

45

43

9

32

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 29, 2020
Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 29, 2020, DHHS announced 131 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 103 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,106 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty 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 (21), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Merrimack (20), Grafton (18), Coos (15), Strafford (9), Sullivan (4), Belknap (3), Cheshire (3), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (9) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 30 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,768 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 775 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,768

Recovered

9,180 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

482 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,106

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

775 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

30

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

338,508

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,108

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,803

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

318

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,600

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 10/29/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

61

20

0

18

Pine Rock Manor

47

13

0

5

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

32

14

0

7

 

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

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

 

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

 

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

 

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

 

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

 

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

 

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

 

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

 

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

 

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

 

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

 

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

 

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

 

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

 

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

 

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

 

Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)

54

45

15

 

Warde Health Center Windham (10/22/2020)

3

2

0

 


Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

656

519

838

858

724

719

940

751

LabCorp

1,095

1,240

1,212

995

650

996

528

959

Quest Diagnostics

1,245

964

723

2,591

2,316

1,363

1,471

1,525

Mako Medical

141

91

18

59

3

1

14

47

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

659

932

579

217

153

596

870

572

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

451

474

269

198

292

491

373

364

Other Laboratory*

1,960

2,301

1,182

460

848

1,955

1,539

1,464

University of New Hampshire**

4,217

3,553

3,318

50

3,915

3,644

3,176

3,125

Total

10,424

10,074

8,139

5,428

8,901

9,765

8,911

8,806

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

10/28

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

11

11

1

1

6

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

20

21

27

6

11

23

19

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

8

4

2

0

12

6

3

5

Other Laboratory*

6

4

5

2

9

10

3

6

Total

43

40

45

9

33

45

25

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 28, 2020
Wednesday, October 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 Wednesday, October 28, 2020, DHHS announced 113 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 59 people who tested positive by PCR test and 54 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,034 current COVID-19 cases 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 ten 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 (27), Merrimack (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Strafford (8), Coos (6), Grafton (5), Belknap (4), Carroll (3), and Sullivan (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 29 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases 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.

•           2 male residents of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

•           1 female resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,641 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 775 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 2
8, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,641

Recovered

9,129 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

478 (4%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,034

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

775 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

29

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

336,063

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,082

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,489

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

746

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,550

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

850

656

519

838

858

724

719

738

LabCorp

1,018

1,095

1,240

1,212

993

649

75

897

Quest Diagnostics

1,384

1,245

964

723

2,591

2,316

1,333

1,508

Mako Medical

23

141

91

18

59

3

1

48

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

870

659

932

579

217

153

596

572

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

442

451

474

269

198

292

416

363

Other Laboratory*

1,692

1,960

2,301

1,182

460

848

1,844

1,470

University of New Hampshire**

4,486

4,217

3,553

3,318

50

3,915

3,644

3,312

Total

10,765

10,424

10,074

8,139

5,426

8,900

8,698

8,908

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

10/27

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

9

11

11

1

1

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

14

20

21

27

6

11

22

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

8

4

2

0

12

6

5

Other Laboratory*

3

6

4

5

2

9

10

6

Total

28

43

40

45

9

33

38

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 27, 2020
Tuesday, October 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 Tuesday, October 27, 2020, DHHS announced 140 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 112 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,067 current COVID-19 cases 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 fourteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (39), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (19), Strafford (15), Merrimack (13), Grafton (10), Belknap (4), Coos (4), Cheshire (3), Carroll (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for six new cases.

Three new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 31 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. This census may include out of state residents hospitalized in NH and/or individuals readmitted to the hospital, therefore increases in the daily hospital census may not always equal the number of new hospitalizations reported in a given day. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,531 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 771 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 2
7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,531

Recovered

8,989 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

475 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,067

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

771 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

31

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

334,409

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,004

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,301

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

373

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,600

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

687

850

656

519

838

858

725

733

LabCorp

996

1,018

1,095

1,240

1,212

994

647

1,029

Quest Diagnostics

1,050

1,384

1,245

964

723

2,591

2,240

1,457

Mako Medical

0

23

141

91

18

59

3

48

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

513

870

659

932

579

217

153

560

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

427

442

451

474

269

197

216

354

Other Laboratory*

1,683

1,692

1,958

2,301

1,181

456

805

1,439

University of New Hampshire**

3,532

4,486

4,217

3,156

3,268

49

3,473

3,169

Total

8,888

10,765

10,422

9,677

8,088

5,421

8,262

8,789

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

10/26

Daily Average

LabCorp

7

9

9

11

11

1

1

7

Quest Diagnostics

34

14

20

21

27

6

9

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

9

2

8

4

2

0

12

5

Other Laboratory*

7

3

6

4

5

2

9

5

Total

57

28

43

40

45

9

31

36

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas

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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at a Restaurant in Atkinson
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating potential community exposures related to a person with confirmed COVID-19 at Merrill’s Tavern at Atkinson Resort & Country Club located at 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred in the bar and tavern area on the following dates and times:

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on cases associated with this potential community exposure and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus and should monitor for symptoms and get tested.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 26, 2020
Monday, October 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 Monday, October 26, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.6%. Today’s results include 56 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,002 current COVID-19 cases 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 eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 46% being female and 54% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (18), Merrimack (15), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Cheshire (6), Belknap (3), Carroll (3), Grafton (3), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­25 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,397 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 768 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,397

Recovered

8,920 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

475 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,002

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

768 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

25

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

333,115

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

32,015

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,292

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

796

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,450

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

888

687

850

656

519

838

858

757

LabCorp

239

996

1,018

1,095

1,240

1,210

991

970

Quest Diagnostics

2,404

1,050

1,384

1,244

961

717

2,539

1,471

Mako Medical

0

0

23

141

91

18

59

47

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

157

513

870

659

932

585

217

562

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

304

427

442

450

474

268

197

366

Other Laboratory*

948

1,674

1,688

1,955

2,296

1,179

303

1,435

University of New Hampshire**

4,285

3,532

4,486

4,217

3,156

3,268

50

3,285

Total

9,225

8,879

10,761

10,417

9,669

8,083

5,214

8,893

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

10/25

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

7

9

9

11

11

1

7

Quest Diagnostics

16

34

14

20

21

27

6

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

9

2

8

4

2

0

4

Other Laboratory*

13

7

3

6

4

5

2

6

Total

35

57

28

43

40

45

9

37

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 25, 2020
Sunday, October 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 Sunday, October 25, 2020, DHHS announced 92 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.8%. Today’s results include 69 people who tested positive by PCR test and 23 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,032 current COVID-19 cases 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 twelve 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 (23), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Merrimack (10), Strafford (7), Belknap (5), Carroll (2), Coos (2), Grafton (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (5). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently ­23 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

DHHS has no additional deaths to report.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,328 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 766 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 2
5, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,328

Recovered

8,823 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

473 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,032

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

766 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

23

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

331,561

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,995

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,194

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

896

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,450

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

846

888

687

850

656

519

837

755

LabCorp

872

239

996

1,018

1,095

1,240

656

874

Quest Diagnostics

1,935

2,404

1,050

1,384

1,244

961

648

1,375

Mako Medical

0

0

0

23

141

91

18

39

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

215

157

513

870

659

932

579

561

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

138

304

428

442

450

474

237

353

Other Laboratory*

400

948

1,674

1,688

1,954

2,296

984

1,421

University of New Hampshire**

768

4,285

3,529

4,468

4,175

3,156

3,267

3,378

Total

5,174

9,225

8,877

10,743

10,374

9,669

7,226

8,755

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

10/24

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

2

7

9

9

11

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

2

16

34

14

20

21

26

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1

4

9

2

8

4

2

4

Other Laboratory*

0

13

7

3

6

4

0

5

Total

3

35

57

28

43

40

28

33

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Multiple Establishments
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified potential community exposure related to multiple establishments in multiple locations throughout the state. Individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they went to the following establishments during the days identified below, and should seek testing.

Concord Casino, Concord

A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at the Concord Casino, located at the Draft Sports Bar and Grill, 67 South Main Street, Concord, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred in the gaming table area during the evening of:

Paddy's American Grille, Portsmouth

A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at Paddy’s American Grille, located at 27 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred at the bar area on the following dates:

La Vista Italian Cuisine, Lincoln
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at La Vista Italian Cuisine, located at the RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, 22 South Mountain Drive, Lincoln, NH, while potentially infectious. DHHS has determined that potential community exposure occurred during the afternoon and evenings of the following dates:

DHHS has conducted contact investigations on all cases associated with these potential community exposures and is notifying known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 24, 2020
Saturday, October 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 Saturday, October 24, 2020, DHHS announced 129 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.3%. Today’s results include 111 people who tested positive by PCR test and 18 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 946 current COVID-19 cases 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 nineteen 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 (28), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (24), Strafford (12), Merrimack (11), Belknap (8), Grafton (3), Carroll (2), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (30) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­19 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,238 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 765 (7%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,238

Recovered

8,819 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

473 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

946

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

765 (7%)

Current Hospitalizations

19

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

329,057

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,958

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

51,087

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

248

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,350

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

693

846

888

687

850

656

519

734

LabCorp

988

872

239

996

1,018

1,093

581

827

Quest Diagnostics

1,574

1,935

2,404

1,050

1,384

1,244

864

1,494

Mako Medical

14

0

0

0

23

141

91

38

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

957

215

157

513

870

659

901

610

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

325

138

304

428

442

450

422

358

Other Laboratory*

1,931

400

944

1,672

1,686

2,030

2,050

1,530

University of New Hampshire**

1,992

768

4,285

3,529

4,468

4,175

3,156

3,196

Total

8,474

5,174

9,221

8,875

10,741

10,448

8,584

8,788

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

10/23

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

0

2

7

9

9

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

18

2

16

34

14

20

21

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

1

4

9

2

8

1

4

Other Laboratory*

3

0

13

7

3

6

4

5

Total

30

3

35

57

28

43

26

32

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 23, 2020
Friday, October 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 Friday, October 23, 2020, DHHS announced 120 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.3%. Today’s results include 87 people who tested positive by PCR test and 33 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 896 current COVID-19 cases 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 fourteen 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 (32), Merrimack (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Belknap (8), Strafford (8), Sullivan (3), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Carroll (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (18) and Manchester (14). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­15 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 10,112 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 765 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

10,112

Recovered

8,745 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

471 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

896

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

765 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

15

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

326,151

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,919

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

50,931

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

222

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,325

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,043

693

846

888

687

850

656

809

LabCorp

1,047

988

872

239

996

1,016

456

802

Quest Diagnostics

1,308

1,574

1,935

2,404

1,050

1,406

1,133

1,544

Mako Medical

13

14

0

0

0

23

141

27

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

701

957

215

157

513

870

658

582

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

358

326

138

304

428

442

380

339

Other Laboratory*

2,329

1,930

400

944

1,672

1,684

1,833

1,542

University of New Hampshire**

3,992

1,992

768

4,285

3,351

4,331

3,744

3,209

Total

10,791

8,474

5,174

9,221

8,697

10,622

9,001

8,854

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

10/22

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

6

0

2

7

9

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

29

18

2

16

34

14

18

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

12

3

1

4

9

2

8

6

Other Laboratory*

7

3

0

13

7

3

5

5

Total

54

30

3

35

57

28

31

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 22, 2020
Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 22, 2020, DHHS announced 82 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.8%. Today’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 832 current COVID-19 cases 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 twelve 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 (28), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (7), Strafford (6), Coos (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently 18 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,994 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 765 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,994

Recovered

8,692 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

470 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

832

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

765 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

323,173

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,879

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

50,751

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

417

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,200

 

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 10/22/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

61

24

0

15

Pine Rock Manor

44

9

0

2

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

      19

5

0

0

 

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

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

 

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

 

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

 

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

 

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

 

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

 

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

 

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

 

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

 

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

 

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

 

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

 

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

 

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

 

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

 

Salem Woods (5/18/2020)

23

26

10

 

Villa Crest Manchester (7/1/2020)

54

45

15

 

Warde Health Center Windham (10/22/2020)

3

2

0

0


Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

777

1,043

693

846

888

687

850

826

LabCorp

940

1,047

988

872

239

992

534

802

Quest Diagnostics

1,219

1,308

1,574

1,935

2,404

1,050

1,227

1,531

Mako Medical

73

13

14

0

0

0

23

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

867

701

957

215

157

513

870

611

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

424

358

326

138

304

428

366

335

Other Laboratory*

1,895

2,327

1,930

400

940

1,672

1,192

1,479

University of New Hampshire**

4,400

3,993

1,992

768

4,284

3,257

3,914

3,230

Total

10,595

10,790

8,474

5,174

9,216

8,599

8,976

8,832

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

10/21

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

6

6

0

2

7

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

20

29

18

2

16

34

11

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

12

3

1

4

9

2

5

Other Laboratory*

3

7

3

0

13

7

3

5

Total

35

54

30

3

35

57

16

33

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 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 Wednesday, October 21, 2020, DHHS announced 92 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2. Today’s results include 52 people who tested positive by PCR test and 40 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 798 current COVID-19 cases 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 eight 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 (22), Merrimack (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Belknap (7), Strafford (7), Grafton (2), Sullivan (2), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­14 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,917 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 763 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,917

Recovered

8,650 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

469 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

798

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

763 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

14

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

318,292

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,852

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

50,262

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

616

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,075

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

362

777

1,043

693

846

888

687

757

LabCorp

1,074

941

1,047

988

873

238

428

798

Quest Diagnostics

1,832

1,219

1,308

1,574

1,934

2,404

1,027

1,614

Mako Medical

0

73

13

14

0

0

0

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,057

867

701

957

215

157

513

638

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

374

424

358

326

138

305

361

327

Other Laboratory*

1,449

1,630

1,820

1,368

391

717

1,067

1,206

University of New Hampshire**

3,823

4,400

3,993

1,989

768

3,773

2,955

3,100

Total

9,971

10,331

10,283

7,909

5,165

8,482

7,038

8,454

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

10/20

Daily Average

LabCorp

5

6

6

6

0

2

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

23

20

29

18

2

16

32

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

6

12

3

1

4

9

6

Other Laboratory*

2

1

6

3

0

13

6

4

Total

37

33

53

30

3

35

47

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2020
Tuesday, October 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 Tuesday, October 20, 2020, DHHS announced 85 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 68 people who tested positive by PCR test and 17 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 824 current COVID-19 cases 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 eleven 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 (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (20), Merrimack (12), Strafford (8), Belknap (2), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­16 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,828 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 763 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,828

Recovered

8,536 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

468 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

824

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

763 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

16

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

316,091

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,802

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,812

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

310

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,050

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

718

362

777

1,043

693

846

61

643

LabCorp

1,009

1,074

940

1,047

987

872

238

881

Quest Diagnostics

1,355

1,832

1,219

1,308

1,574

1,934

2,393

1,659

Mako Medical

0

0

73

13

14

0

0

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

760

1,057

867

701

957

215

157

673

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

399

374

424

358

326

138

230

321

Other Laboratory*

1,568

1,450

1,629

1,819

1,367

390

634

1,265

University of New Hampshire**

3,893

3,828

4,402

3,992

1,951

768

3,773

3,230

Total

9,702

9,977

10,331

10,281

7,869

5,163

7,486

8,687

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

10/19

Daily Average

LabCorp

8

5

6

6

6

0

2

5

Quest Diagnostics

24

23

20

29

18

2

15

19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

11

7

6

12

3

1

4

6

Other Laboratory*

7

2

1

6

3

0

8

4

Total

50

37

33

53

30

3

29

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 19, 2020
Monday, October 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 Monday, October 19, 2020, DHHS announced 57 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 41 people who tested positive by PCR test and 16 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 1,020 current COVID-19 cases 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 (14), Merrimack (12), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ¬16 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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

•           1 female resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,746 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,746

Recovered

8,258 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

468 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

1,020

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

761 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

16

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

314,806

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,773

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,685

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

945

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,175

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,149

718

362

777

1,043

693

846

798

LabCorp

405

1,009

1,073

939

1,047

982

869

903

Quest Diagnostics

2,431

1,355

1,832

1,217

1,308

1,571

1,841

1,651

Mako Medical

27

0

0

73

13

14

0

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

77

760

1,057

867

701

957

215

662

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

289

399

374

424

358

325

119

327

Other Laboratory*

734

1,569

1,450

1,628

1,816

1,363

228

1,255

University of New Hampshire**

4,249

3,894

3,823

4,398

3,975

1,948

768

3,294

Total

9,361

9,704

9,971

10,323

10,261

7,853

4,886

8,908

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

10/18

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

8

5

6

6

6

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

27

24

23

20

29

18

2

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

11

7

6

12

3

1

6

Other Laboratory*

9

7

2

1

6

3

0

4

Total

39

50

37

33

53

30

3

35

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not listed in the above table.
** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 18, 2020
Sunday, October 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 Sunday, October 18, 2020, DHHS announced 70 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7%. Today’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 12 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 971 current COVID-19 cases 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 twelve 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 (15), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (3), Strafford (3), Coos (2), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or 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.

  • 1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,694 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 1
8, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,694

Recovered

8,256 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

467 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

971

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

761 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

17

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

313,364

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,764

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,584

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

883

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,100

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

633

1,149

718

362

777

1,043

693

768

LabCorp

1,241

405

1,009

1,073

937

1,048

398

873

Quest Diagnostics

2,769

2,431

1,355

1,833

1,217

1,307

1,492

1,772

Mako Medical

0

27

0

0

73

13

14

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

215

77

760

1,057

867

701

957

662

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

241

289

399

374

424

358

295

340

Other Laboratory*

334

734

1,569

1,450

1,629

1,816

1,279

1,259

University of New Hampshire**

3

4,249

3,894

3,804

4,339

3,574

1,948

3,116

Total

5,436

9,361

9,704

9,953

10,263

9,860

7,076

8,808

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

10/17

Daily Average

LabCorp

3

0

8

5

6

6

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

4

27

24

23

20

29

16

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

3

11

7

6

12

3

6

Other Laboratory*

0

9

7

2

1

6

3

4

Total

7

39

50

37

33

53

22

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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Register for a free flu vaccine!
Saturday, October 17, 2020

NCHC offering 3 Free Flu Clinics in October - Registration Open

NCHC is hosting three community-based influenza clinics this Fall in the North Country and offering flu vaccines to both adults and children. 

These free clinics will be drive-up style, and are being held 

10 am - 2 pm on the following dates and corresponding locations:

To pre-register for a flu-clinic:

If you would like to, please pre-register for your desired flu clinic BY Friday at noon the day before the clinic:

  1. Click the following link to access and fill out the online pre-registration form. 

  2. When your pre-registration form is received, you will receive a call to confirm your clinic date and location, and to complete the pre-registration process. 

Any questions about flu clinics and registration can be directed to: phn@NCHCNH.org

 

 

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 17, 2020
Saturday, October 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 Saturday, October 17, 2020, DHHS announced 112 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. Today’s results include 81 people who tested positive by PCR test and 31 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 937 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty-one 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 (24), Merrimack (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Strafford (4), Grafton (3), Belknap (2), Coos (2), Carrol (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (21) and Nashua (12). The county of residence is being determined for seven new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­18 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,625 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,625

Recovered

8,222 (85%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

466 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

937

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

761 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

311,615

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,731

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,463

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

423

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,000

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

979

633

1,149

718

362

777

1,043

809

LabCorp

715

1,241

405

1,009

1,071

936

519

842

Quest Diagnostics

1,371

2,769

2,431

1,355

1,833

1,217

1,244

1,746

Mako Medical

7

0

27

0

0

73

13

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

847

215

86

760

1,057

867

701

648

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

225

241

290

399

374

424

305

323

Other Laboratory*

162

334

734

1,568

1,450

1,629

1,666

1,078

University of New Hampshire**

2,902

3

4,251

3,893

3,448

3,908

3,573

3,140

Total

7,208

5,436

9,373

9,702

9,595

9,831

9,064

8,601

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

10/16

Daily Average

LabCorp

11

3

0

8

5

6

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

15

4

27

24

23

20

28

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1

0

3

11

7

6

12

6

Other Laboratory*

0

0

9

7

2

1

0

3

Total

27

7

39

50

37

33

40

33

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Restaurant in Hudson
Friday, October 16, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified an outbreak of COVID-19 that may have exposed patrons at Fat Katz Food and Drink, located at 76 Derry Road, Hudson, NH. The potential exposures occurred between Friday, October 2, 2020 and Friday, October 9, 2020.

DHHS has identified at least 17 cases of COVID-19 associated with this outbreak, which includes one individual who went to the establishment while aware of their COVID-19 diagnosis when they were supposed to be on isolation, and a second person who went to the establishment when they were knowingly supposed to be on quarantine, both of whom potentially exposed others.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is currently investigating multiple violations of New Hampshire Food Service guidance by the establishment.

Any individuals who visited Fat Katz Food and Drink between October 2-9, 2020 may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should seek testing. DHHS has conducted a contact investigation and notified known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 16, 2020
Friday, October 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 Friday, October 16, 2020, DHHS announced 90 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 64 people who tested positive by PCR test and 26 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 894 current COVID-19 cases 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 sixteen 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 (19), Merrimack (15), Strafford (6), Cheshire (4), Grafton (2), Belknap (1), Coos (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (6).

No new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­16 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,514 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 16, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,514

Recovered

8,155 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

465 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

894

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

761 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

16

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

305,815

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,675

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,373

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,328

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

4,050

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,053

979

633

1,149

718

362

777

810

LabCorp

975

715

1,241

405

1,007

1,070

697

873

Quest Diagnostics

1,320

1,371

2,769

2,431

1,355

1,833

1,113

1,742

Mako Medical

36

7

0

27

0

0

73

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,094

847

215

77

760

134

0

447

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

747

225

241

289

398

315

283

357

Other Laboratory*

243

162

334

732

1,567

1,265

429

676

University of New Hampshire**

3,799

2,902

3

4,250

3,889

3,402

3,908

3,165

Total

9,267

7,208

5,436

9,360

9,694

8,381

7,280

8,089

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

10/15

Daily Average

LabCorp

10

11

3

0

8

5

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

35

15

4

27

24

23

19

21

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

9

1

0

3

11

1

0

4

Other Laboratory*

10

0

0

9

7

2

1

4

Total

64

27

7

39

50

31

20

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 15, 2020
Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 15, 2020, DHHS announced 82 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 829 current COVID-19 cases 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 thirteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 41% being female and 59% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Merrimack (10), Coos (5), Belknap (3), Grafton (2), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), Strafford (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (10) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

One new hospitalized case was reported. There are currently ­18 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,426 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 761 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 15
, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,426

Recovered

8,134 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

463 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

829

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

761 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

303,576

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,654

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,233

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

441

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,800

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 10/15/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

58

21

0

13

Pine Rock Manor

35

8

0

0

St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Manchester

7

2

0

0

Warde Health Center Windham

3

2

0

0

 

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

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

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

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

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

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

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

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

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

 

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,063

1,053

979

633

1,149

718

362

851

LabCorp

824

975

715

1,241

404

970

447

797

Quest Diagnostics

1,199

1,320

1,371

2,769

2,431

1,355

1,769

1,745

Mako Medical

19

36

7

0

27

0

0

13

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,260

1,094

847

215

77

760

133

627

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

299

746

225

241

289

398

256

351

Other Laboratory*

208

242

162

334

732

1,516

342

505

University of New Hampshire**

6,223

3,799

2,902

3

4,194

3,310

3,217

3,378

Total

11,095

9,265

7,208

5,436

9,303

9,027

6,526

8,266

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

10/14

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

10

11

3

0

8

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

26

35

15

4

27

24

22

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

9

1

0

3

11

1

5

Other Laboratory*

6

10

0

0

9

7

1

5

Total

48

64

27

7

39

50

24

37

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 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 Wednesday, October 14, 2020, DHHS announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 40 people who tested positive by PCR test and 31 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 823 current COVID-19 cases 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 fourteen 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 (19), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Merrimack (9), Cheshire (4), Strafford (3), Grafton (2), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (11) and Manchester (9). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were reported. There are currently ­19 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,349 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 760 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 1
4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,349

Recovered

8,068 (86%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

458 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

823

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

760 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

19

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

301,067

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,619

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

49,004

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

360

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

834

1,063

1,053

979

633

1,149

718

918

LabCorp

1,162

824

975

715

1,241

405

343

809

Quest Diagnostics

1,902

1,199

1,320

1,371

2,769

2,431

1,322

1,759

Mako Medical

6

19

36

7

0

27

0

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,049

1,260

1,094

847

215

77

760

757

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

440

299

746

225

241

292

336

368

Other Laboratory*

253

208

306

163

421

732

790

410

University of New Hampshire**

1,864

6,223

3,800

2,902

3

3,992

3,309

3,156

Total

7,510

11,095

9,330

7,209

5,523

9,105

7,578

8,193

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

Daily Average

LabCorp

13

9

10

11

3

0

0

7

Quest Diagnostics

37

26

35

15

4

27

23

24

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

10

7

9

1

0

3

11

6

Other Laboratory*

6

6

10

0

0

9

4

5

Total

66

48

64

27

7

39

38

41

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 13, 2020
Tuesday, October 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 Tuesday, October 13, 2020, DHHS announced 77 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7%. Today’s results include 54 people who tested positive by PCR test and 23 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 787 current COVID-19 cases 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 fifteen 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 (23), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (15), Merrimack (8), Strafford (8), Cheshire (2), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

Six new hospitalized cases were reported. These hospitalizations were reported to DHHS yesterday but occurred on prior days. There are currently ­17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,279 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 758 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,279

Recovered

8,036 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

456 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

787

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

758 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

17

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

297,850

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,580

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,909

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

313

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

736

834

1,063

1,053

979

633

1,149

921

LabCorp

1,413

1,162

824

974

715

1,241

398

961

Quest Diagnostics

747

1,902

1,199

1,320

1,371

2,769

2,343

1,664

Mako Medical

1

6

19

36

7

0

27

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

750

1,049

1,260

1,094

847

215

77

756

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

438

440

299

746

225

241

213

372

Other Laboratory*

168

253

208

241

163

324

89

207

University of New Hampshire**

4,210

1,864

6,222

3,783

2,860

3

3,774

3,245

Total

8,463

7,510

11,094

9,247

7,167

5,426

8,070

8,140

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

13

9

10

11

3

0

7

Quest Diagnostics

15

37

26

35

15

4

27

23

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

14

10

7

9

1

0

3

6

Other Laboratory*

8

6

6

10

0

0

5

5

Total

43

66

48

64

27

7

35

42

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 12, 2020
Monday, October 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 Monday, October 12, 2020, DHHS announced 65 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%. Today’s results include 45 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 738 current COVID-19 cases 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 ten individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Belknap (6), Grafton (3), Strafford (3), Cheshire (2), Merrimack (2), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (12) and Manchester (1). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,208 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 752 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,208

Recovered

8,014 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

456 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

738

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

752 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

17

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

295,921

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,543

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,888

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

874

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

717

736

834

1,063

1,053

979

633

859

LabCorp

184

1,413

1,163

824

970

712

1,230

928

Quest Diagnostics

1,673

747

1,902

1,199

1,311

1,367

2,713

1,559

Mako Medical

28

1

6

19

36

7

0

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

531

750

1,049

1,259

1,094

847

0

790

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

299

438

440

299

746

225

203

379

Other Laboratory*

57

166

252

208

236

160

116

171

University of New Hampshire**

3,795

4,210

1,864

6,222

3,783

2,858

0

3,247

Total

7,284

8,461

7,510

11,093

9,229

7,155

4,895

7,947

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

Daily Average

LabCorp

2

6

13

9

10

11

3

8

Quest Diagnostics

16

15

37

26

36

15

2

21

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

14

10

7

9

1

0

6

Other Laboratory*

5

8

6

6

10

0

0

5

Total

26

43

66

48

65

27

5

40

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Case of COVID-19 at Restaurant in Portsmouth
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating a person with confirmed COVID-19 who may have exposed patrons seated at the bar at Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café at 150 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH, on the following dates:

Any individuals who visited Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café and sat at the bar during those days and times may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should contact NH DHHS at (603) 271-4496 for further guidance. DHHS has conducted a contact investigation and notified known close contacts directly. However, DHHS is making this public notification because there may be additional individuals at the location during those days and times who were exposed to the coronavirus

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-quarantine is available at: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/residents/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf 

Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, multiple testing options throughout the State are available to potentially exposed individuals. For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing. Other options can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/testing-guidance.htm.

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so all people need to protect themselves and help prevent further community spread, by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 11, 2020
Sunday, October 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 Sunday, October 11, 2020, DHHS announced 55 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.8%. Today’s results include 32 people who tested positive by PCR test and 23 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 685 current COVID-19 cases 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 fourteen 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 (16), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Strafford (10), Merrimack (5), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­­22 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. None of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,143 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 752 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

 

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 11
, 2020, 9:00 AM)

 

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,143

Recovered

8,002 (88%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

456 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

685

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

752 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

22

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

293,576

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,529

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,704

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,106

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

718

717

736

834

1,063

1,053

979

871

LabCorp

371

184

1,413

1,162

824

969

532

779

Quest Diagnostics

2,000

1,673

747

1,902

1,199

1,311

1,294

1,447

Mako Medical

0

28

1

6

19

36

7

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

190

531

750

1,049

1,259

1,094

846

817

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

229

299

438

440

299

746

225

382

Other Laboratory*

163

57

166

250

208

236

162

177

University of New Hampshire**

2,890

3,795

4,210

1,862

6,193

3,386

2,858

3,599

Total

6,561

7,284

8,461

7,505

11,064

8,831

6,903

8,087

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

2

6

13

9

10

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

17

16

15

37

26

35

15

23

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

3

14

10

7

9

1

6

Other Laboratory*

0

5

8

6

6

10

0

5

Total

18

26

43

66

48

64

16

40

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 10, 2020
Saturday, October 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 Saturday, October 10, 2020, DHHS announced 123 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.2%.  Today’s results include 102 people who tested positive by PCR test and 21 who tested positive by antigen test. Thirty-five of the new cases are associated with an outbreak at a long-term care facility. There are now 692 current COVID-19 cases 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 twenty individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (40), Rockingham (22), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (21), Grafton (5), Strafford (5), Belknap (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (16) and Manchester (8). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 21­­ individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases either were associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

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

 

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 9,092 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 750 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 10, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

9,092

Recovered

7,945 (87%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

455 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

692

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

750 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

21

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

292,451

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,503

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,568

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

109

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,150

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

754

718

717

736

834

1,063

1,053

839

LabCorp

903

371

184

1,412

1,163

823

469

761

Quest Diagnostics

1,236

2,000

1,673

747

1,902

1,199

1,230

1,427

Mako Medical

0

0

28

1

6

19

36

13

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

693

190

531

750

1,050

1,259

1,094

795

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

252

229

298

438

440

299

685

377

Other Laboratory*

213

163

57

166

250

233

195

182

University of New Hampshire**

255

2,890

3,795

4,210

1,785

5,751

3,375

3,152

Total

4,306

6,561

7,283

8,460

7,430

10,646

8,137

7,546

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

10/9

Daily Average

LabCorp

5

1

2

6

13

9

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

22

17

16

15

37

26

34

24

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

0

3

14

10

7

9

7

Other Laboratory*

4

0

5

8

6

6

9

5

Total

34

18

26

43

66

48

52

41

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 9, 2020
Friday, October 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 Friday, October 9, 2020, DHHS announced 97 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.9%. Today’s results include 77 people who tested positive by PCR test and 20 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 585 current COVID-19 cases 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 27 individuals 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 (29), Rockingham (17), Merrimack (14), Belknap (4), Cheshire (4), Grafton (3), Carroll (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (11) and Manchester (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified. There are currently ¬¬13 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or are associated with an outbreak setting.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,970 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 748 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,970

Recovered

7,935 (88%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

450 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

585

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

748 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

13

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

290,038

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,441

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,452

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

972

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,050

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,290

754

718

717

736

834

1,063

873

LabCorp

680

903

371

184

1,409

1,160

248

708

Quest Diagnostics

1,561

1,236

2,000

1,673

747

1,902

1,067

1,455

Mako Medical

133

0

0

28

1

6

19

27

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

701

693

190

531

750

1,050

1,259

739

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

450

252

229

298

438

440

247

336

Other Laboratory*

224

211

163

56

167

288

76

169

University of New Hampshire**

4,796

255

2,890

3,793

4,185

1,285

5,751

3,279

Total

9,835

4,304

6,561

7,280

8,433

6,965

9,730

7,587

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

10/8

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

5

1

2

6

13

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

24

22

17

16

15

37

25

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

3

0

3

14

10

7

6

Other Laboratory*

2

4

0

5

8

6

4

4

Total

39

34

18

26

43

66

36

37

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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 - October 8, 2020
Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 8, 2020, DHHS announced 79 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.7%. Today’s results include 55 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 531 current COVID-19 cases 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 fifteen 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 (20), Rockingham (19), Merrimack (5), Strafford (3), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (17) and Nashua (13).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­­14 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,878 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 747 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 8
, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,878

Recovered

7,898 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

449 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

531

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

747 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

14

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

287,628

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,384

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

48,226

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,337

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,850

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 10/8/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

55

15

0

5

Pine Rock Manor

4

1

0

0

Warde Health Center Windham

3

1

0

0

 

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

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

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

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

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

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

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

Mountain View Community Ossipee (10/7/2020)

8

4

0

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

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

 

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

917

1,290

754

718

717

736

834

852

LabCorp

737

680

903

371

184

1,407

458

677

Quest Diagnostics

1,600

1,561

1,236

2,000

1,673

746

1,829

1,521

Mako Medical

10

133

0

0

28

1

6

25

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

852

701

693

190

531

750

717

633

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

313

450

252

229

298

438

324

329

Other Laboratory*

301

223

211

163

56

166

129

178

University of New Hampshire**

3,898

4,796

255

2,890

3,791

3,785

1,285

2,957

Total

8,628

9,834

4,304

6,561

7,278

8,029

5,582

7,174

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

10/7

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

6

5

1

2

6

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

28

24

22

17

16

15

36

23

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

7

3

0

3

14

0

5

Other Laboratory*

5

2

4

0

5

8

5

4

Total

45

39

34

18

26

43

41

35

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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 - October 7, 2020
Wednesday, October 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 Wednesday, October 7, 2020, DHHS announced 71 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 1.1%. Today’s results include 43 people who tested positive by PCR test and 28 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 507 current COVID-19 cases 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 ten 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 (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Belknap (5), Merrimack (4), Carroll (3), Strafford (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (22) and Nashua (9).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently ­­18 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,800 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 745 (8%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated October 7, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,800

Recovered

7,845 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

448 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

507

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

745 (8%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

285,128

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,327

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,969

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

918

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,850

 

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

870

917

1,289

754

718

717

736

857

LabCorp

1,251

736

679

902

371

184

721

692

Quest Diagnostics

2,036

1,600

1,561

1,236

2,000

1,672

718

1,546

Mako Medical

6

10

133

0

0

28

1

25

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

787

852

701

693

190

531

362

588

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

391

313

450

252

229

298

345

325

Other Laboratory*

140

300

223

210

163

54

134

175

University of New Hampshire**

4,546

3,898

4,686

221

2,890

3,282

3,574

3,300

Total

10,027

8,626

9,722

4,268

6,561

6,766

6,591

7,509

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

10/6

Daily Average

LabCorp

8

6

6

5

1

2

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

19

28

24

22

17

16

15

20

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

9

6

7

3

0

3

3

4

Other Laboratory*

12

5

2

4

0

5

7

5

Total

48

45

39

34

18

26

25

34

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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 Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected To Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Gate City Church in Nashua
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Concord, NH – The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating a potential outbreak of COVID-19 associated with individuals who have attended events hosted by the Gate City Church, located at 43 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03064. This includes a multi-day prayer session held from September 19th – 28th. To date, seven persons with COVID-19 have been identified with connections to the church community. DHHS and the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services are investigating these illnesses further and the church has moved to hosting virtual services only.

Any individuals who attended events associated with Gate City Church since September 19th may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should observe for illness and seek testing. For information on testing options available throughout the State, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid-testing-sites.pdf.

For persons without health insurance or a primary care provider, testing is available and can be scheduled by calling (603) 271-5980 or through completing the online form at https://business.nh.gov/DOS_COVID19Testing.

COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. Any person who develops new symptoms should stay home, limit their contact with others, immediately contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. Guidance for self-observation is available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/self-observation-covid.pdf

COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities. People can protect themselves and help prevent further infections in our communities by:

For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 6, 2020
Tuesday, October 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 Tuesday, October 6, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.6%. Today’s results include 34 people who tested positive by PCR test and 19 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 500 current COVID-19 cases 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 fifteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Strafford (6), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Cheshire (1), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (7). The county of residence is being determined for five new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 20 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Twelve of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,731 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,731

Recovered

7,785 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

446 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

500

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

743 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

20

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

283,471

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,302

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,778

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

429

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,825

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

719

869

917

1,289

754

718

717

855

LabCorp

1,122

1,251

735

679

895

369

183

748

Quest Diagnostics

651

2,036

1,600

1,561

1,236

2,000

1,625

1,530

Mako Medical

0

6

10

133

0

0

28

25

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

820

787

852

701

693

190

531

653

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

391

391

313

450

252

228

223

321

Other Laboratory*

209

140

300

224

210

163

44

184

University of New Hampshire**

2,912

4,544

3,803

4,686

221

2,890

3,282

3,191

Total

6,824

10,024

8,530

9,723

4,261

6,558

6,633

7,508

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

10/5

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

8

6

6

5

1

2

5

Quest Diagnostics

25

19

28

24

22

17

16

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

9

6

7

3

0

3

5

Other Laboratory*

1

12

5

2

4

0

4

4

Total

42

48

45

39

34

18

25

36

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 5, 2020
Monday, October 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 Monday, October 5, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.4%. Today’s results include 30 people who tested positive by PCR test and 5 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 490 current COVID-19 cases 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 40% being female and 60% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (7), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (3), Merrimack (2), Sullivan (2), Carroll (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (6) and Manchester (4).

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 22 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or recently traveled.

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

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,680 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,680

Recovered

7,746 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

444 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

490

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

743 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

22

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

282,659

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,281

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,734

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,207

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,300

719

869

917

1,289

754

718

938

LabCorp

78

1,122

1,251

734

679

894

365

732

Quest Diagnostics

763

651

2,036

1,597

1,559

1,230

1,940

1,397

Mako Medical

0

0

6

10

133

0

0

21

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

42

820

787

852

701

693

190

584

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

400

391

391

313

450

252

205

343

Other Laboratory*

114

209

139

300

223

201

55

177

University of New Hampshire**

3,754

2,912

4,168

3,803

4,682

221

2,888

3,204

Total

6,451

6,824

9,647

8,526

9,716

4,245

6,361

7,396

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

10/3

10/4

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

9

8

6

6

5

1

5

Quest Diagnostics

20

25

19

28

24

22

15

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

3

7

9

6

7

3

0

5

Other Laboratory*

13

1

12

5

2

4

0

5

Total

37

42

48

45

39

34

16

37

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 4, 2020
Sunday, October 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 Sunday, October 4, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19.  There are now 492 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Today’s results include 33 people that tested positive by PCR test and 20 that tested positive by antigen test.

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 45% being female and 55% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (16), Rockingham (11), Merrimack (5), Strafford (5), Belknap (2), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 23 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19.  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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or 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.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,645 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,645

Recovered

7,710 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

443 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

492

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

743 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

23

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,613

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,004

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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.

Due to a technical update impacting the reporting of lab data, the percent positive calculation is not included in tonight’s press release. The information will be available on the dashboard after 9 p.m. We will resume including it in the daily press release tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 3, 2020
Saturday, October 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 Saturday, October 3, 2020, DHHS announced 66 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a positivity rate of 0.6%. There are now 500 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Today’s results include 51 people that tested positive by PCR test and 15 that tested positive by antigen test.

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 eight individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (9), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (8), Rockingham (8), Strafford (2), Belknap (2), Grafton (2), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (19) and Manchester (12). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified. There are currently 17 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Fourteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases either have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,597 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,597

Recovered

7,655 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

442 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

500

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

743 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

17

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

279,564

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,231

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,505

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

607

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,028

1,294

1,300

719

869

917

1,289

1,059

LabCorp

785

358

78

1,122

1,251

733

199

647

Quest Diagnostics

1,447

2,941

763

651

2,036

1,596

1,512

1,564

Mako Medical

30

0

0

0

6

10

133

26

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

952

201

42

820

787

852

701

622

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

246

398

400

391

391

313

376

359

Other Laboratory*

242

215

114

208

140

300

104

189

University of New Hampshire**

4,785

158

3,754

2,912

4,106

3,449

4,357

3,360

Total

9,515

5,565

6,451

6,823

9,586

8,170

8,671

7,826

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

10/2

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

3

1

9

8

6

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

35

0

20

25

19

28

23

21

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

3

7

9

6

7

5

Other Laboratory*

8

0

13

1

12

5

0

6

Total

54

3

37

42

48

45

30

37

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 2, 2020
Friday, October 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 Friday, October 2, 2020, DHHS announced 99 new positive test results for COVID-19, with a positivity rate of 0.9%. There are now 456 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Today’s results include 80 people that tested positive by PCR test and 19 that tested positive by antigen test. The number of new cases reported today is increased due to the inclusion of antigen test results, as well as delayed reporting of 22 PCR test results from one laboratory. The 22 cases related to the delayed reporting are not included in our active case counts or in our positivity rate.

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 16 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 (23), Rockingham (9), Strafford (7), Merrimack (3), Belknap (2), Carroll (2), and Grafton (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (35) and Nashua (16).

No new hospitalized cases were identified today. There are currently 20 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Twelve of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, have recently traveled, or were associated with an outbreak setting.

In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 8,534 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed with 743 (9%) of those having been hospitalized. The total number of cases now includes 139 people who, dating back to July, had a positive antigen test, including 5 hospitalizations and one death in the first week of September, a female resident of Rockingham County 60 years of age or older. DHHS has been tracking and investigating all reported positive antigen tests since this testing method first became available in New Hampshire but these results were not included in daily case counts because they did not meet national confirmed case criteria. Although national criteria have not changed, DHHS is now including positive antigen tests due to the increasing use of these tests Statewide.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,534

Recovered

7,636 (89%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

442 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

456

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

743 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

20

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

277,869

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,192

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,400

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,149

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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 10/1/2020)

 

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Bedford Hills Center

33

14

0

2

Warde Health Center Windham

3

1

0

0

Mountain View Community Ossipee

3

5

0

0

 

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

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

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

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

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

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

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

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

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

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

983

1,028

1,294

1,300

719

869

917

1,016

LabCorp

817

785

358

77

1,122

1,248

287

671

Quest Diagnostics

1,333

1,447

2,941

763

651

2,035

1,540

1,530

Mako Medical

72

30

0

0

0

6

10

17

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,123

952

201

42

820

787

606

647

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

336

246

398

400

391

391

256

345

Other Laboratory*

266

242

215

113

207

139

118

186

University of New Hampshire**

1,717

4,785

158

3,754

2,912

4,106

3,447

2,983

Total

6,647

9,515

5,565

6,449

6,822

9,581

7,181

7,394

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

10/1

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

9

3

1

9

8

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

30

35

0

20

25

19

28

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

2

0

3

7

9

0

4

Other Laboratory*

12

8

0

13

1

12

3

7

Total

52

54

3

37

42

48

31

38

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - October 1, 2020
Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 1, 2020, DHHS announced 52 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,317 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 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (11), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 738 (9%) of 8,317 cases. Fifteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,317

Recovered

7,534 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

441 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

342

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

738 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

15

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

275,834

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,156

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

47,188

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,589

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,073

983

1,028

1,294

1,300

719

869

1,038

LabCorp

757

817

785

358

77

1,122

359

611

Quest Diagnostics

1,377

1,333

1,447

2,941

763

651

1,950

1,495

Mako Medical

0

72

30

0

0

0

6

15

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,032

1,123

952

201

42

820

787

708

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

461

336

246

397

400

391

333

366

Other Laboratory*

166

258

232

208

108

204

100

182

University of New Hampshire**

5,114

1,717

4,785

158

3,744

2,620

3,945

3,155

Total

9,980

6,639

9,505

5,557

6,434

6,527

8,349

7,570

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

9/30

Daily Average

LabCorp

10

6

9

3

1

9

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

27

30

35

0

20

25

19

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

5

4

2

0

3

7

9

4

Other Laboratory*

2

12

8

0

13

1

11

7

Total

44

52

54

3

37

42

39

39

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 30, 2020
Wednesday, September 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,266 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 (11), Merrimack (4), Rockingham (4), Strafford (4), and Grafton (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 738 (9%) of 8,266 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,266

Recovered

7,522 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

439 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

305

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

738 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

14

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

273,713

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,108

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,807

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

764

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,750

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

543

1,073

983

1,028

1,294

1,300

719

991

LabCorp

949

757

816

785

358

77

484

604

Quest Diagnostics

2,129

1,377

1,333

1,446

2,941

763

604

1,513

Mako Medical

9

0

72

30

0

0

0

16

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

527

1,032

1,123

952

201

42

820

671

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

365

461

325

246

397

400

338

362

Other Laboratory*

175

163

259

232

208

108

104

178

University of New Hampshire**

3,424

5,114

1,717

4,784

158

3,366

2,298

2,980

Total

8,121

9,977

6,628

9,503

5,557

6,056

5,367

7,316

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

9/29

Daily Average

LabCorp

8

10

6

9

3

1

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

41

27

30

35

0

20

24

25

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

5

4

2

0

3

7

4

Other Laboratory*

6

2

12

8

0

13

0

6

Total

62

44

52

54

3

37

31

40

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 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 Tuesday, September 29, 2020, DHHS announced 28 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,233 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 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (13), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (2), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (2).

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,233

Recovered

7,463 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

439 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

331

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

738 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

13

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

270,204

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,078

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,757

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

993

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,725

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

826

543

1,073

983

1,028

1,294

1,300

1,007

LabCorp

680

949

757

816

784

360

77

632

Quest Diagnostics

791

2,129

1,377

1,333

1,446

2,941

730

1,535

Mako Medical

12

9

0

72

30

0

0

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

917

527

1,032

1,123

952

201

41

685

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

308

365

438

324

246

397

340

345

Other Laboratory*

139

175

163

258

232

208

36

173

University of New Hampshire**

5,125

3,424

5,114

1,711

4,768

158

3,240

3,363

Total

8,798

8,121

9,954

6,620

9,486

5,559

5,764

7,757

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

9/28

Daily Average

LabCorp

6

8

10

6

9

4

1

6

Quest Diagnostics

37

41

27

30

35

0

19

27

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

12

7

5

4

2

0

3

5

Other Laboratory*

1

6

2

12

8

0

8

5

Total

56

62

44

52

54

4

31

43

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 738 (9%) of 8,233 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 28, 2020
Monday, September 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 Monday, September 28, 2020, DHHS announced 36 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,208 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 39% being female and 61% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Merrimack (4), Cheshire (3), Rockingham (3), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), Carroll (1), Grafton (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (10) and Manchester (4). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 737 (9%) of 8,208 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,208

Recovered

7,430 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

439 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

339

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

737 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

16

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

269,367

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,046

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,688

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,520

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,650

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

710

826

543

1,073

983

1,028

1,294

922

LabCorp

300

680

949

757

816

783

357

663

Quest Diagnostics

503

791

2,129

1,377

1,333

1,443

2,823

1,486

Mako Medical

0

12

9

0

72

30

0

18

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

231

917

527

1,032

1,123

952

65

692

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

218

308

365

417

324

247

365

321

Other Laboratory*

122

139

175

160

253

231

52

162

University of New Hampshire**

2,531

5,125

3,424

5,114

1,695

4,750

158

3,257

Total

4,615

8,798

8,121

9,930

6,599

9,464

5,114

7,520

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

9/27

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

6

8

10

6

9

3

6

Quest Diagnostics

19

37

41

27

30

35

0

27

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

12

7

5

4

2

0

5

Other Laboratory*

11

1

6

2

12

8

0

6

Total

37

56

62

44

52

54

3

44

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 27, 2020
Sunday, September 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 Sunday, September 27, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,172 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 44% being female and 56% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (10), Strafford (9), Rockingham (7), Cheshire (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (5), Grafton (3), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 736 (9%) of 8,172 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,172

Recovered

7,403 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

439 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

330

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

736 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

20

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

267,486

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

31,030

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,585

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,585

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,400

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

 

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,244

710

826

543

1,073

983

1,028

915

LabCorp

512

300

680

949

757

816

280

613

Quest Diagnostics

2,994

503

791

2,129

1,377

1,333

1,400

1,504

Mako Medical

29

0

12

9

0

72

30

22

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

424

231

917

527

1,032

1,123

88

620

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

159

218

308

365

417

324

189

283

Other Laboratory*

110

122

139

175

160

253

101

151

University of New Hampshire**

355

2,531

5,125

3,424

5,097

1,262

4,747

3,220

Total

5,827

4,615

8,798

8,121

9,913

6,166

7,863

7,329

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/26

Daily Average

LabCorp

0

0

6

8

10

6

0

4

Quest Diagnostics

4

19

37

41

27

30

34

27

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

7

12

7

5

4

0

5

Other Laboratory*

0

11

1

6

2

12

6

5

Total

4

37

56

62

44

52

40

42

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboratory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 26, 2020
Saturday, September 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 Saturday, September 26, 2020, DHHS announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,121 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 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (13), Rockingham (7), Strafford (5), Merrimack (4), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (2).

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 734 (9%) of 8,121 cases. Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

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 September 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,121

Recovered

7,379 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

439 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

303

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

734 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

265,378

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,983

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,459

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,242

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,450

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, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

623

1,244

710

826

543

1,073

983

857

LabCorp

865

511

300

680

949

757

244

615

Quest Diagnostics

1,786

2,994

503

791

2,129

1,377

1,248

1,547

Mako Medical

45

29

0

12

9

0

72

24

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

724

424

231

917

527

1,032

4

551

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

233

159

218

308

365

417

217

274

Other Laboratory*

285

110

122

140

174

160

92

155

University of New Hampshire**

2,948

355

2,531

5,125

3,425

5,074

1,252

2,959

Total

7,509

5,826

4,615

8,799

8,121

9,890

4,112

6,982

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

9/25

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

0

0

6

8

10

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

22

4

19

37

41

27

29

26

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

7

12

7

5

0

5

Other Laboratory*

0

0

11

1

6

2

11

4

Total

36

4

37

56

62

44

40

40

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 25, 2020
Friday, September 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 Friday, September 25, 2020, DHHS announced 44 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,085 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 Strafford (12), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Rockingham (4), Merrimack (3), Belknap (1), and Carrol (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (7) and Manchester (5). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 734 (9%) of 8,085 cases. Fifteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Please note that the testing data below includes test conducted by the University of New Hampshire laboratory and its contracted testing laboratory.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,085

Recovered

7,343 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

304

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

734 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

19

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

263,983

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,930

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,308

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,459

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,425

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, Mayo, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, 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

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

892

623

1,244

710

826

543

1,073

844

LabCorp

848

865

511

300

680

948

267

631

Quest Diagnostics

1,142

1,786

2,994

503

791

2,129

1,334

1,526

Mako Medical

218

45

29

0

12

9

0

45

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

1,091

724

424

231

917

526

179

585

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

277

233

159

218

309

365

309

267

Other Laboratory*

203

284

110

122

140

175

83

160

University of New Hampshire**

3,635

2,948

355

2,530

5,123

3,407

4,645

3,235

Total

8,306

7,508

5,826

4,614

8,798

8,102

7,890

7,292

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

9/24

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

12

0

0

6

8

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

56

22

4

19

37

41

26

29

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

2

0

7

12

7

0

5

Other Laboratory*

4

0

0

11

1

6

2

3

Total

73

36

4

37

56

62

28

42

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

** Includes tests conducted at the UNH laboartory and their contracted lab Veritas.

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 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 Thursday, September 24, 2020, DHHS announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,044 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 nine individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 43% being female and 57% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (10), Rockingham (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (1), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 732 (9%) of 8,044 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, are associated with an outbreak setting, or have recently traveled.

During the September 24 press conference, a request was made for an update on the number of remote learning centers. Remote learning centers were established by Governor Sununu under Emergency Order #67, which requires centers to submit a verification form to the DHHS Child Care Licensing Unit. Currently, 7 remote learning centers have been verified in New Hampshire.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,044

Recovered

7,325 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

281

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

732 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

16

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

247,151

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,901

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

46,054

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

805

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,350

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

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,165

892

623

1,244

710

826

543

858

LabCorp

738

848

865

512

300

680

948

699

Quest Diagnostics

2,784

1,142

1,786

2,994

503

791

2,045

1,721

Mako Medical

11

218

45

29

0

12

9

46

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

588

1,091

724

424

231

917

526

643

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

274

278

233

159

218

309

366

262

Other Laboratory*

191

209

296

110

122

142

125

171

Total

5,751

4,678

4,572

5,472

2,084

3,677

4,562

4,399

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

9/23

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

9

12

0

0

6

8

7

Quest Diagnostics

38

56

22

4

19

37

41

31

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

4

2

0

7

12

7

6

Other Laboratory*

13

4

0

0

11

1

4

5

Total

70

73

36

4

37

56

60

48

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 23, 2020
Wednesday, September 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 Wednesday, September 23, 2020, DHHS announced 25 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 8,007 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Laboratory reporting from one laboratory was incomplete so additional test results may be received from this laboratory in the coming days. 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 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (4), Carroll (2), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (4) and Nashua (3). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 728 (9%) of 8,007 cases. Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

8,007

Recovered

7,303 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

266

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

728 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

17

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

244,489

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,830

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,930

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

700

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,275

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

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

559

1,165

892

623

1,244

710

826

860

LabCorp

1,023

738

845

865

511

300

246

647

Quest Diagnostics

1,316

2,784

1,142

1,786

2,994

503

767

1,613

Mako Medical

29

11

218

45

29

0

12

49

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

640

588

1,091

724

424

231

0

528

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

268

274

278

233

159

216

195

232

Other Laboratory*

139

191

209

296

110

121

431

214

Total

3,974

5,751

4,675

4,572

5,471

2,081

2,477

4,143

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

9/22

Daily Average

LabCorp

7

12

9

12

0

0

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

34

38

56

22

4

19

37

30

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

6

7

4

2

0

7

1

4

Other Laboratory*

5

13

4

0

0

11

0

5

Total

52

70

73

36

4

37

38

44

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 22, 2020
Tuesday, September 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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020, DHHS announced 38 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,990 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 74% being female and 26% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (12), Strafford (10), Grafton (3), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), Merrimack (2), Carroll (1), Cheshire (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (1) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 727 (9%) of 7,990 cases. Thirteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,990

Recovered

7259 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (5%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

293

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

727 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

11

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

243,527

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,781

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,824

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

988

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,225

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

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

1,232

559

1,165

892

623

1,244

710

918

LabCorp

731

1,023

738

844

865

511

300

716

Quest Diagnostics

527

1,316

2,784

1,138

1,781

2,992

481

1,574

Mako Medical

0

29

11

218

45

29

0

47

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

609

640

588

1,091

724

424

38

588

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

312

268

274

279

233

159

118

235

Other Laboratory*

113

139

193

210

296

109

38

157

Total

3,524

3,974

5,753

4,672

4,567

5,468

1,685

4,235

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

9/21

Daily Average

LabCorp

12

7

12

9

12

0

0

7

Quest Diagnostics

31

34

38

56

22

4

18

29

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

8

6

7

4

2

0

0

4

Other Laboratory*

8

5

13

4

0

0

6

5

Total

59

52

70

73

36

4

24

45

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 21, 2020
Monday, September 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 Monday, September 21, 2020, DHHS announced 7 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,952 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Laboratory reporting from one laboratory was incomplete so additional test results may be received from this laboratory in the coming days. 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 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (2), Belknap (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the city of Nashua (2). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 726 (9%) of 7,952 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. Of those with complete risk information, most 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 September 21
, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,952

Recovered

7,226 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

288

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

726 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

11

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

242,242

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,754

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,743

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

1,253

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,050

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

2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

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

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

583

1,232

559

1,165

892

623

1,244

900

LabCorp

441

731

1,023

738

842

849

511

734

Quest Diagnostics

1,267

527

1,316

2,784

1,138

1,781

2,935

1,678

Mako Medical

17

0

29

11

218

45

29

50

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

127

609

640

588

1,091

1

0

437

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

456

312

268

274

277

175

133

271

Other Laboratory*

193

112

139

192

208

284

21

164

Total

3,084

3,523

3,974

5,752

4,666

3,758

4,873

4,233

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

9/20

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

12

7

12

9

12

0

8

Quest Diagnostics

31

31

34

38

56

22

4

31

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

5

8

6

7

4

0

0

4

Other Laboratory*

5

8

5

13

4

0

0

5

Total

42

59

52

70

73

34

4

48

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 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 Sunday, September 20, 2020, DHHS announced 29 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,947 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 59% being female and 41% being male. The new cases reside in Strafford (9), Rockingham (5), Belknap (2), Grafton (2), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (1), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the city of Manchester (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 725 (9%) of 7,947 cases. Eight of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting, have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,947

Recovered

7,201 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

308

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

725 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

10

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

240,401

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,737

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,489

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

768

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,000

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

2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

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

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

622

583

1,232

559

1,165

892

623

811

LabCorp

531

441

731

1,023

738

842

346

665

Quest Diagnostics

2,494

1,267

527

1,316

2,784

1,136

1,724

1,607

Mako Medical

12

17

0

29

11

218

45

47

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

203

127

609

640

588

1,091

1

466

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

111

456

312

268

274

277

151

264

Other Laboratory*

57

193

112

139

191

208

101

143

Total

4,030

3,084

3,523

3,974

5,751

4,664

2,991

4,002

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

9/19

Daily Average

LabCorp

1

1

12

7

12

9

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

6

31

31

34

38

56

20

31

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

0

5

8

6

7

4

0

4

Other Laboratory*

0

5

8

5

13

4

0

5

Total

7

42

59

52

70

73

20

46

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 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 Saturday, September 19, 2020, DHHS announced 61 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,920 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 53% being female and 47% being male. The new cases reside in Merrimack (12), Rockingham (12), Strafford (12), Belknap (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (3), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Nashua (9) and Manchester (5). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 725 (9%) of 7,920 cases. Sixteen of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting, have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,920

Recovered

7,164 (90%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

318

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

725 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

8

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

238,732

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,704

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,310

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

895

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,000

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

2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

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

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

598

622

583

1,232

559

1,165

892

807

LabCorp

765

531

441

731

1,023

738

302

647

Quest Diagnostics

639

2,494

1,267

527

1,316

2,784

1,064

1,442

Mako Medical

2

12

17

0

29

11

218

41

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

700

203

127

609

640

588

169

434

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

387

111

456

312

268

274

159

281

Other Laboratory*

100

57

193

112

139

190

82

125

Total

3,191

4,030

3,084

3,523

3,974

5,750

2,886

3,777

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

1

1

12

7

12

0

6

Quest Diagnostics

17

6

31

31

34

38

54

30

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2

0

5

8

6

7

0

4

Other Laboratory*

5

0

5

8

5

13

3

6

Total

33

7

42

59

52

70

57

46

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 18, 2020
Friday, September 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 Friday, September 18, 2020, DHHS announced 48 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,861 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 fourteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 38% being female and 62% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Strafford (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Merrimack (4), and Carroll (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (14) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for four new cases.

No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 725 (9%) of 7,861 cases. 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting, have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

 

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,861

Recovered

7,117 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

306

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

725 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

7

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

237,518

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,635

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

45,094

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

991

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,025

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

2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.

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

Number of Tests Conducted by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests

 

9/11

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

856

598

622

583

1,232

559

1,165

802

LabCorp

648

765

531

441

731

1,023

162

614

Quest Diagnostics

1,055

639

2,494

1,267

527

1,316

2,720

1,431

Mako Medical

6

2

12

17

0

29

11

11

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

771

700

203

127

609

640

587

520

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

368

387

111

456

312

268

211

302

Other Laboratory*

133

97

57

192

112

139

103

119

Total

3,837

3,188

4,030

3,083

3,523

3,974

4,959

3,799

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/11

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

Daily Average

LabCorp

3

9

1

1

12

7

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

50

17

6

31

31

34

38

30

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

8

2

0

5

8

6

7

5

Other Laboratory*

11

5

0

5

8

5

8

6

Total

72

33

7

42

59

52

53

45

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

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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update - September 17, 2020
Thursday, September 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 Thursday, September 17, 2020, DHHS announced 35 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,814 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 60% being female and 40% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (9), Strafford (6), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), Belknap (2), Grafton (1), Merrimack (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (5).

Two new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 725 (9%) of 7,814 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. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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

NH Persons with COVID-191

7,814

Recovered

7,104 (91%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

438 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

272

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

725 (9%)

Current Hospitalizations

7

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

235,510

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

30,576

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

44,674

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

873

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

2,000

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.

New Hampshire Institutions Associated with COVID-19 Outbreak (as of 9/17/2020)

Current COVID-19 Outbreaks

Resident Cases

Staff Cases

Under Investigation

Deaths

         

Mountain View Community Ossipee

3

5

0

1

 

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

 

Bedford Hills Center Genesis (7/16/2020)

37

25

7

 

Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7/7/2020)

62

28

17

 

Bellamy Fields Dover (5/16/2020)

35

13

10

 

Birch Hill (7/30/2020)

40

29

14

 

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

 

Evergreen Place Manchester (9/3/2020)

27

16

7

 

Greenbriar (8/21/2020)

124

34

28

 

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

 

Hillsborough County Nursing Home (7/27/2020)

154

55

39

 

Holy Cross Manchester (7/15/2020)

19

18

1

 

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

 

Pleasant Valley Derry (5/27/2020)                

87

29

21

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (6/18/2020)

64

23

23

 

Ridgewood Genesis Bedford (8/12/2020)

2

9

0

 

Rockingham County House of Corrections (9/13/2020)

11

1

0

 

Salemhaven (7/9/2020)

46

15

11

 

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

 

9/10

9/11

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

832

856

598

622

583

1,232

559

755

LabCorp

936

647

765

531

441

731

238

613

Quest Diagnostics

791

1,055

639

2,494

1,267

527

1,265

1,148

Mako Medical

31

6

2

12

17

0

29

14

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

724

771

700

203

127

609

640

539

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

355

367

387

111

456

312

208

314

Other Laboratory*

145

131

97

57

192

111

106

120

Total

3,814

3,833

3,188

4,030

3,083

3,522

3,045

3,502

Antibody Laboratory Tests

 

9/10

9/11

9/12

9/13

9/14

9/15

9/16

Daily Average

LabCorp

9

3

9

1

1

12

0

5

Quest Diagnostics

18

50

17

16

31

31

34

28

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7

8

2

0

5

8

6

5

Other Laboratory*

3

11

5

0

5

8

3

5

Total

37

72

33

17

42

59

43

43

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

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at