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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – July 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 Friday, July 31, 2020, DHHS announced 42 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 6,583 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 54% being female and 46% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (12), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (2), Strafford (2), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (3).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 693 (11%) of 6,583 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. Most of the remaining 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 July 31, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-191

6,583

Recovered

5,772 (88%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

415 (6%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases

396

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19

693 (11%)

Current Hospitalizations

18

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

159,801

Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests2

26,920

Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL

36,602

Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3

660

Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)

3,075

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, 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

7/24

7/25

7/26

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

Daily Average

NH Public Health Laboratories

567

267

451

53

279

532

501

379

LabCorp

854

762

534

628

138

689

44

521

Quest Diagnostics

344

205

716

540

1,158

678

852

642

Mako Medical

600

591

395

1,383

646

391

61

581

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

282

137

127

42

224

258

52

160

Other NH Hospital Laboratory

94

77

106

146

133

118

58

105

Other Laboratory*

11

36

28

50

6

49

35

31

Total

2,752

2,075

2,357

2,842

2,584

2,715

1,603

2,418

Antibody Laboratory Tests

Testing Laboratory

7/24

7/25

7/26

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

Daily Average

LabCorp

18

12

10

6

9

15

0

10

Quest Diagnostics

100

112

27

39

126

116

81

86

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

4

21

1

16

20

13

1

11

Other Laboratory*

9

12

0

6

2

11

8

7

Total

131

157

38

67

157

155

90

114

* 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 https://www.nh.gov/covid19.